The Royal College of Physicians is one of the world’s most highly respected membership organisations and are engaged in physicians’ development and raising standards in patient care. The organisation has been continuously supporting and representing physicians for nearly 500 years. The RCP selected Moore-Wilson to rebuild their website and intranet. There was a strong desire to make the site easier to use and more relevant for the college membership. The RCP wanted a simple and clean design with uncluttered layouts and easy navigation. It was also important that the chosen CMS was straightforward to use, ideally making use of a WYSIWYG editor, to make it easier for non-technical staff to contribute to the website. As the RCP run a large number of events throughout the year an important part of the project was to update the events listing system.
We started this project with an extensive research phase to ensure that the new website and intranet would meet its key requirements. To do this we worked closely with project stakeholders to identify the main user groups and conducted focus groups with real users, these sessions helped us to specify the site architecture and functionality required.
The new site has a clean, modern and streamlined design with clear pathways through the website. We chose Drupal for the website as it has the simplicity and ease of use that the RCP required. We updated the events listings, making them filterable by date, location and type of event. We also implemented a ticketing system that allows users to attend events by booking and paying online.
In order to make the website more user-friendly for the members of the college we built the site to allow members to set their own preferences in terms of speciality and region, news and event content are then tailored accordingly. General users can also personalise their homepage, arranging the content according to their interests. Behind the member log-in gateway we also included a members’ forum, a CPD diary, subscription management options and access to member only resources and journals.
- New website and intranet
- Open source Drupal CMS
- Updated events listing system
- Online booking and payment system for events
- Custom homepages for members & users
- Member only features: forum, CPD diary, access to resources & journals
- SEO friendly set-up