Royal College of Radiologists (UK)

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is the professional body for clinical radiology and clinical oncology in the United Kingdom, and is responsible for the clinical radiology and clinical oncology curricula and assessment of clinical radiologists and clinical oncologists who wish to gain Fellowship of the College (FRCR). 

In 1934 approximately 100 radiologists met and formed The British Association of Radiologists. One year later The Society of Radiotherapists of Great Britain and Ireland was established by physicians who employed ionising radiation and radium in the treatment of disease. 

In 1939 the two bodies merged to form The Faculty of Radiologists which received a Royal Charter in 1953. The Faculty initially had their offices at - but were never part of - the Royal College of Surgeons in London. In 1975 another Charter permitted the name change to The Royal College of Radiologists 1.

The Junior Radiologists Forum (JRF) is a committee of the RCR, its purpose is to provide a route of communication between clinical radiology trainees and the Faculty of Clinical Radiology and the College. Each training scheme has an elected JRF representative and there are also 'less than full-time trainee' and 'academic trainee' representatives. A small executive committee is responsible for coordinating the work of the JRF and represents trainees at many other RCR committees, for example, the Specialty Training Board. 

There is also a Junior Oncologists Forum (JOF) which provides an analogous route of communication between the clinical oncology trainees and the Faculty of Clinical Oncology and the College.

1974-75 Sir Howard Middlemiss CMG
1975-77 Eric C Eason CBE
1977-80 Robert E Steiner CBE
1980-83 John W Laws CBE
1983-86 William M Ross CBE
1986-89 E Rhys Davies CBE
1989-92 J Oscar M C Craig
1992-95 Sir Christopher Paine
1995-98 Michael J Brindle CBE
1998-01 Peter Armstrong
2001-04 Dan Victor Ash
2004-07 Dame Janet Husband DBE
2007-10 Andreas Ntinou Adam OBE
2010-13 Jane M Barrett OBE
2013-16 Giles F Maskell
2016- Nicola H Strickland


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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
  • RCR
  • JRF
  • Junior Radiologists' Forum

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