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Our values

The RCR's values guide how it achieves its aim of improving the quality of care in clinical radiology and clinical oncology for the benefit of patients and the public. These values underpin how the RCR interacts with its membership and stakeholders and how it works internally. Those who act as ambassadors of the RCR are expected to demonstrate these values in all they do for the RCR.

People focus

We treat everyone fairly and with respect, actively listening and responding appropriately, while recognising individual differences.


We are open, honest and transparent. We strive to reflect and learn from experience in every area of our work to deliver the right outcome.

Making a difference

We strive for excellence. We make a difference by setting standards and empowering our membership and our staff through personal development and lifelong learning.

We recognise that patients’ best interests underpin everything we do, with equality, diversity and inclusion a core part of the College.

The Compact below has been developed to enhance collaborative working across all College activities as well as to support the priority for and commitment to wellbeing for Fellows, members and staff alike.

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Our strategy
Workforce: Support excellent, safe patient care by working collaboratively on team-wide standards across imaging and oncology. Define our doctors’ professional needs for the future and shape sustainable workforce models for our patients and our specialties to realise them.
Be the experts: Highlight to the public and stakeholders the contribution our specialties make to safe, evidence-based and cost-effective patient care. Contribute meaningfully to the debate on the future of healthcare both in the UK and overseas.
Professional learning: Develop our educational offer to support our doctors to meet the challenges of practice, working with others where appropriate, sharing ideas where possible. Adopt new educational models rapidly to ensure continuing equity of access to high-quality products.
Membership value: Support all Fellows and members to deliver the best care for patients, for their entire career regardless of where or how they practice.
Our College: Shape a College that is demonstrably agile and responsive, accountable and open, supporting our specialties and the patients we treat.

About us

We are The Royal College of Radiologists – the leading professional membership body for clinical radiologists and clinical oncologists, supporting doctors throughout their career so that they can make a real difference.

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