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President's Appeal

Parveen Kumar, President of the RMBF, sends out a personal appeal for your support

RMBF Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Our Autumn newsletter is now available to view here

Charity dahlia now available to order 

The dahlia, named ‘Dame Deirdre’ after the charity’s former President, Dame Deirdre Hine, is now available to order here

Annual Review 2013-2014

The RMBF Annual Review 2013-2014 has now been published

Lunch in suport of the RMBF

The Aldeburgh & Woodbridge held a summer lunch in support of the RMBF

Guild walk raises funds for the RMBF

The Belfast Guild goes hiking up a mountain to raise funds for the RMBF

RMBF Spring Newsletter

Check out our new spring newsletter here

RMBF at ASiT 2014

The RMBF recently attended the ASiT conference in the impressive city of Belfast.

The RMBF recently attended the ASiT conference

Beneficiaries Survey helps to shape RMBF casework

The RMBF recently conducted a survey of our current and past beneficiaries to gain an understanding of their experiences of the charity

RMBF's autumn 2013 newsletter

View our new autumn newsletter with information on what's been hapening at the RMBF and updated events.

RMBF welcomes new President and Chairman

We are delighted to announce that Professor Parveen Kumar will be our new President and Professor Roger Jones takes over as our new Chairman.

New fundraising and awareness film

Watch our new fundraising and awareness film 'At the heart of the medical profession' here 

2013 Member's Meeting and AGM

The 2013 Royal Medical Benevolent Fund AGM documents are available to view here

2012-13 Annual Review published

The review of the year 2012-13 is available to view online.

'Dame Deirdre' dahlia announced at flower show 

A charity dahlia named in honour of the RMBF President has been launched at Hampton Court flower show. 

RMBF launches extranet for volunteers

The RMBF has launched a new extranet for volunteers.

RMBF launches refreshed brand

The RMBF have launched a refreshed brand.

RMBF volunteer development days

Join us for one of our volunteer development days and develop your skills as an MLO, Area Visitor and PhoneFriend.

RMBF Spring 2013 Newsletter

The Spring 2013 newsletter is available to download with information about whats been happening at the RMBF and upcoming events.

Medical Charitable Society merges with RMBF

The Medical Charitable Society for the West Riding of the County of York has merged with Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, the UK’s leading charity for doctors, medical students and their families.

RMBF Winter fuel allowance helps to combat fuel poverty

The recent cold weather has been a timely reminder of an important part of the RMBF’s work – Winter fuel allowances.

24 Days of the RMBF

This December we're counting down 24 ways the RMBF helps the medical profession. Each day we'll be looking at a different aspect of the RMBF. You can see the full calendar here

RMBF Autumn 2012 Newsletter

The Autumn 2012 newsletter is available to download with information about whats been happening at the RMBF, coming events and the year ahead.

RMBF Regional Meeting in Southampton

We are holding our next regional meeting for volunteers and prospective volunteers in Southampton.


The 2012 Royal Medical Benevolent Fund AGM documents are available to view here

2012 Annual Review

The 2012 Annual Review is available to download online.  

RMBF Relaunches Money4MedStudents

The RMBF has relaunched its money advice service for medical students.

RMBF Celebrates 175th Anniversary at the House of Lords

The RMBF held a celebratory luncheon kindly sponsored by Wesleyan Medical Sickness and hosted by Lord Walton of Detchant at the House of Lords.

RMBF Spring 2012 Newsletter

The Spring 2012 newsletter is available to download with information about whats been happening at the RMBF, coming events and the year ahead.

RMBF concert tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the anniversary concert on 17 September at Cadogan Hall.

RMBF announces new corporate partnership with Wesleyan 

The RMBF is proud to announce a new corporate partnership with Wesleyan Medical Sickness.

RMBF is chosen Charity at 2012 ASiT conference

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund was chosen by the Association of Surgeons in Training to be the official charity for their 2012 conference held in Cardiff City Hall over the weekend.

Upper Tribunal gives benevolent funds confirmation of public benefit

The Upper Tribunal has confrimed that benevolent funds do meet the public benefit test and can keep their charitable status.

BMA News profiles the work of the RMBF

This week's BMA News features an interview with RMBF President, Dame Deidre Hine, on page 11. The article is also available to view online.

New look for the RMBF website

The RMBF website has been redesigned to make it clearer and easier to navigate. We hope you enjoy using it. Don't forget that the RMBF also provides two other support websites - Support 4 Doctors and Money 4 Medstudents.

RMBF Autumn 2011 Newsletter

The new look Autumn newsletter is here with information on our new program of assistance for medical students, the RMBF's 175 Anniversary and the new faces at the RMBF.

The importance of Self-Directed Learning Groups

A new article from the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund on how Self-Directed Learning Groups can combat Sessional GP isolation has been published in the new issue of Sessional GP magazine (ref: page 14-15)

Sessional GPs Conference Report

Following the research study on 'Self-Directed Learning Groups for Sessional GPs' and the 'Support for Sessional GPs' study comissioned from Durham University, the RMBF has published the outcome of the sessional GPs conference in a new report available here


As indicated in Dr Trowell’s recent letter to voting members the AGM documents are available to view here

2011 Annual Review

The new-look RMBF Annual Review 2011 is now available online. 

Welcome to our new Chief Executive

Steve Crone joins us from the stop smoking charity, QUIT.

Research into Self-Directed Learning Groups for Sessional GPs

The  RMBF launches its paper exploring the role and efficacy of Self-Directed Learning Groups for Sessional GPs

RMBF launches 'Guide to Alternative Careers for Doctors'

The RMBF, in partnership with 'Working Transitions', has launched a 'Guide to Alternative Careers for Doctors', aimed at doctors looking to find inspiration and support when making decisions about career changes.

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