First ever membership survey

We are delighted to announce that next month we will launch our first ever comprehensive membership survey – the results of which will help shape our future services and activities.

The survey will be conducted by the market research firm Research by Design, who have carried out membership surveys with the Royal College of GPs, Royal College of Physicians and the BMA.

Next month we will hold focus groups with trainees, SAS doctors, consultants, fellows, and retired members, as well as with members in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We will also hold a number of in-depth phone conversations with international members.

Then on 19 May, we will launch a written online survey, open to all members, which will remain open until 7 June.

Through the survey, we will ask what you think of our services and activities, what we get right and what we don’t, and whether – once the pandemic eases – you would mostly like to engage with the College via digital or in-person means.

Our Registrar Dr Trudi Seneviratne said:

“I am really pleased that, working with Research by Design, we are going to be able to ask our members what they think of our services and how we could improve the support we provide.
“Our members’ feedback to the survey will be invaluable and we’re hoping that as many people will take part as possible, to give us the clearest picture of what members want from the RCPsych.”

Our Associate Registrar for Membership Engagement Dr Santosh Mudholkar said:

“It is really important for membership organisations to test out with their members what services and activities they value, and how they want them delivered.”

The results of the survey will be presented at the meetings of the RCPsych Council and Board of Trustees in July and shared with members via the September edition of RCPsych Insight.

If you would like more information about the membership survey, please contact Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Catriona Grant, at

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