The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country’s major providers of postgraduate medical education for doctors, dentists, vets and other health professionals. The Society is not a policy-making body and we do not issue guidelines or standards of care. We have nearly 60 Sections which each provide a multi-disciplinary forum for discussion. Sections cover disciplines as diverse as medical genetics and clinical hypnosis to palliative care and sleep medicine. The membership of Sections changes frequently but we can usually find experts to give you a background briefing or a quote.

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Over 450 wide-ranging academic and public meetings are held at the RSM every year. Journalists can visit our diary page to view forthcoming meetings.

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Latest releases
2 April 2014 Immigration Bill will pose risk to public health

The government’s Immigration Bill is likely to pose threats to public health and result in increased costs and more stress for NHS staff. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group of public health experts says that with the Bill introducing a migrant health levy and providing a legal basis for greater scope for charging non-EEA visitors there will be wider threats to the health of both migrants and the established population.

24 February 2014 NHS Scotland reduces post-code lottery for hip replacement surgery

A reduction in the post-code lottery for hip replacement surgery has been achieved in Scotland without recourse to the private sector, according to new research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

13 February 2014 Diabetes, epilepsy and asthma increase risk of self-harm

New research quantifying the risk of admission to hospital for self-harm has identified a raised risk of self-harm among groups of patients with certain physical illnesses.

17 January 2014 Two million people eligible for weight loss surgery

Two million people in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery according to new research published today by JRSM Open, the open access companion publication of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The figure far exceeds previous estimates of eligibility. In the first study to quantify the number of people in England eligible for bariatric surgery, researchers from Imperial College London concluded that people fulfilling the national criteria were more likely to be women, retired, have lower educational qualifications and have lower socioeconomic status.

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