The College represents over 14,500 Members and Fellows in 100 countries and is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusivity (within its workforce and its membership).

The College has launched a strategy which outlines our commitments to EDI and how we plan to achieve our objectives. 

The strategy will be actioned by our dedicated EDI committee. EDI Chair, Dr. MaryAnn Ferreux, announces the strategy in this video.

"We want to recognise peoples differences and value their differences" - MaryAnn

Download the full strategy and find out more about our committments below. 




Creating an inclusive culture

Creating an inclusive culture within the College by supporting people from diverse communities, ensuring equitable systems and processes, and promoting competency-based models for equality, diversity and inclusion that will maximise the opportunities and experiences of our Members and Fellows.

Promoting equity in medicine

Promoting equity in medicine by supporting growth, advancement, and inclusion to increase the diversity of doctors and addressing the underrepresentation of minority groups in governance and leadership positions within the College.

Addressing inequities in health

Addressing inequities in health by ensuring that healthcare professionals are well prepared to meet the needs of all individuals in an increasingly diverse society. The College will do this by supporting and advocating for the lived experience perspective, raising awareness to the stories behind the data, taking action to de-bias the system, and demonstrating our commitment to addressing health inequalities.

Addressing discrimination

Addressing discrimination by raising awareness, knowledge and understanding of inequities relating to gender, disability, religion, age, LGBTQIA+ and other minority groups. The College will demonstrate commitment by always considering equity and bias, addressing disparities in our activities, and promoting inclusion in all our work.

Commit to eliminating racism

Commit to eliminating racism by supporting the development and implementation of anti-racism programs and strategies across the College, health system and wider society. The College acknowledges that racism can have a negative impact on an individual’s or collective health and well-being; we are committed to challenging racism in all its forms within the health and care sector.