1 December 2011
RSM Library Christmas and New Year opening times
|Thursday 8 December||9am - 7pm|
|Thursday 15 December||9am - 5.30pm|
|Saturday 17 December||10:00am – 4:30pm|
|Monday 19 – Thursday 22 December||9:00am – 5:30pm|
|Friday 23 December||9:00am – 4:30pm (No Study Centre after 4:30pm)|
|Saturday 24 December – Monday 2 January||Closed (No Study Centre)|
|Tuesday 3 January – reopening at 9am to normal opening hours|
The Study Centre will be open after the library closes, unless otherwise stated.
Merry Christmas from the staff of the RSM Library
28 October 2011
The survey is now closed - thank you to all the members who participated, we very much appreciate your input.
18 October 2011
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine's iconic Jungle Medicine course set in Costa Rica's Pacuare River Valley has a couple discounted last minute spaces for RSM members.
The Jungle Medicine course is set on the stunning Pacuare River in Costa Rica. This course is for all those medical professionals responsible for clients, patients or team members in a tropical or jungle environment or those just looking for a medical training course that is just that bit more challenging! The course aims to introduce participants to the practical skills required to be a valuable member of a jungle expeditionary team, and to care for and treat injuries and illnesses likely to occur in this exciting environment.
Jungle Medicine, Costa Rica, 13 - 19 November 2011
The normal cost of this course is £1675 and the RSM discount is £250 giving a final price of £1425. More information can be found on the EWM website at www.expeditionmedicine.co.uk
14 October 2011
Due to errant information in the recent issue of RSM News we listed both Professor Philip Furness Schofield and Sir Ian Pelham Todd as having recently deceased. This is not the case and we apologise for any distress that such listing in our publication may have caused.
13 October 2011
Please note that we will be carrying out essential server maintenance between 8:30 and 9:00am Monday 17 October and that the RSM website may be unavailable during this time.
13 September 2011
Secure Trading, our partners in accepting online payments, have advised us that they will be carrying out essential maintenance on their servers between 03:00 and 08:00 GMT on Sunday 18 September. Please avoid booking events or membership during this time.
5 September 2011
Wimpole Events Management wins contract
WEM is pleased to be the organiser for the 6th International Forum on Disability Management (IFDM 2012).
Wimpole Events Management is delighted to be providing full event management services for IFDM 2012. We expect to attract over 500 delegates to this three day conference. For more information visit: www.ifdm2012.com or visit www.wimpoleevents.com to find out how we can help you too.
August bank holiday
The Library will close at 5.30pm on Friday 26 August for the bank holiday, and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 30 August. The Study Centre will remain open throughout this period.
20 June 2011
RSM Council Election Results
The election to find three new elected Members of Council to take up office on 1 October 2011 has now been held.
Thirteen nominations were received and the three successful candidates are:
Marylebone Medical Walks
For the first time the Royal Society of Medicine will be participating in the Marylebone Medical Walks. The morning tour will consist of visits to the Royal College of Physicians and the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre which will also take in key medical landmarks. The afternoon tour will consist of visits to the Royal Society of Medicine and the BDA Dental Museum and buildings of medical interest in the immediate vicinity. The tour of the Royal Society of Medicine will focus upon the collections in our Heritage Centre, exhibition space and conservation studio.
Dates: Wednesday 6 July, Thursday 4 August, Wednesday 7 September 2011
Walk 1: 10:30am - 12:30pm; Walk 2: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
£6 each or £10 for two walks Advance booking is essential. Telephone 020 7034 4901 or email the Royal College of Physicians
Grand Book Sale, Library, Thursday 9 June
On Thursday 9 June, 9:30am - 4:30pm, we will be holding a sale of second hand and withdrawn books in the Heritage Centre on the second floor of the Library. Money raised will be used to purchase conservation equipment, and to repair old and damaged stock. Please donate unwanted books for sale by bringing them to the Library in advance, or on the day of the sale.
The Library will be closed on Saturday 28 and Monday 30 May for the bank holiday. The Study Centre will remain open.
4 May 2011
New President Elect of the RSM
Following the recent election we're delighted to announce that the new President Elect of the RSM is Professor Sir Michael Rawlins - who will take up his role later this year and who will then be President from July 2012-14. He is a longstanding member of the Royal Society of Medicine and will be known to our members due to his role as the Chair of The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - he has been the chairman of NICE since it was established in 1999.
Complimentary tickets for RSM members
Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair
The most established arts and antiques fair in the summer season, offering over 30,000 pieces of art, furniture and decorative objects from £50 to £500,000. Apply for your complimentary tickets – quoting promo code: RSM.
27 April 2011
Win a luxury weekend hotel break with WEXAS
Give WEXAS a review on one of your stays at a luxury hotel, for your chance to win a fabulous weekend at either the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath or Ston Easton Park in the Somerset countryside. Enter here.
11 April 2011
Library Easter opening times
|Mon 18 – Wed 20 April||9am – 7pm|
|Thu 21 April||9am – 5:30pm|
|Fri 22 – Mon 25 April||CLOSED|
|Tue 26 – Wed 27 April||9am – 7pm|
|Thu 28 April||9am – 5:30pm|
|Fri 29 April – Mon 2 May||CLOSED|
The IT Study Centre will be available during the Easter weekend period. The Library will re-open as normal on Tuesday 3 May.
29 March 2011
Wimpole Events Management new website live
Wimpole Events Management now has a new website so please visit www.wimpoleevents.com for how our dedicated team within the RSM can manage events for your Association and Corporate requirements.
For further information please call us on 020 7290 2946 to personally explore how we can help you.
24 March 2011
New Members' Benefit
The RSM has launched a scheme with Archive Management Systems (AMS), to provide members with discounted archiving for all your patient and practice records. AMS have over 34 years experience in document management and are a preferred supplier to local NHS Trusts, are used by Private Medical Practices (references available) and are IS09001:2000 Accredited.
For more information click here.
11 March 2011
Charity Golf Day
RSM members and colleagues are invited to attend this charity event at a course which has the unusual distinction of having 9 holes in Dorset and 9 in Wiltshire.
For more information click here.
11 March 2011
Prestigious award for RSM US Foundation President
Professor V. Craig Jordan, the RSM's US Foundation President, is this year's recipient of the St. Gallen Prize for clinical breast cancer research in Switzerland. The St. Gallen Prize is considered to be the most prestigious Award in clinical breast cancer research in the world. Dr. Jordan is recognized for his scientific development of tamoxifen as a successful adjuvant therapy, which subsequently improved the survivorship of millions of breast cancer patients worldwide.
11 March 2011
Global Health website
We have launched our new Global Health website - be sure to check it out here.
7 March 2011
New benefit for members in Australia and New Zealand
For a number of years RSM members based in the UK have benefited from the travel services of Jon Baines Tours who organise medical study tours, cultural tours and cruises.
They have now opened an office in Melbourne and can assist you with travel plans - their destinations for 2011/12 include:
China, Cuba, Syria, Central Asia, South Africa and Botswana, India, Argentina, Vietnam the Crimea and Turkey.
Details on all the tours are available on their website at www.jonbainestours.co.uk.
RSM Members are given preferential terms and Jon Baines Tours can be contacted at 1 O'Grady Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3056
Tel: 03 9343 6367
Please contact the office for details on the tours available and any further information required. Do mention that you are an RSM member to guarantee best prices.
4 March 2011
New Reciprocal Club for Members
New Reciprocal club for RSM Members Members can now visit the Raffles Club in Singapore - in a beautiful setting and well worth a visit. For more information click here.
3 March 2011
Win a stay in Chandos House and dinner!
We have launched Wimpole Events Management, a dedicated team within the RSM that manages events for Associations and Corporate clients. To win complete and return the survey enclosed in the RSM news. For more information please visit our website.
15 February 2011
The buttery will be closed on the weekend of the 26 & 27 February for building works, but will be open for business as usual for the 5 & 6 March. This is part of the improvement works to the Members' areas. Please visit www.rsm.ac.uk/venu/facilities.php and www.rsm.ac.uk/venu/restaurant.php for more information.
24 January 2011
Loire & Rhone evening
Neill McKenzie of Laytons Wine Merchants will talk us through the wines of the Loire & Rhone regions on Thursday 12 May. Places are limited to 40 for this evening so early booking is advisable. Tickets are available now for just £72.50 (+VAT) per person. This event will raise money for to Action Against Hunger. Dress is Black Tie. To book a place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 January 2011
New Year's Honours
The following RSM members were honoured in the New Year's Honours 2011:
If we have omitted any names please do email membership @ rsm.ac.uk
You may have noticed an extra link for e-journals appear on the site: from 1 January 2011 our e-journals at Swetswise will expire, so from this date onwards please use the EBSCO link to access the journals.
30 November 2010
Winners of Hiscox RSM Young Trainee of the Year Awards
Following the finals of this important competition which took place on 25 November at the RSM the winners were:
In addition the other finalists presenting were Gans Thiagamoorthy, Claire Hopkins and Pete Acher. Congratulations go to all these finalists who all previously won Section prizes.
The Young Trainees competition will be repeated again in 2011.
23 November 2010
Library early closing
The Library will close at 5:30pm on Thursday 25 November, instead of the usual 7:00pm
23 November 2010
From the New Year all members will be able to access Nature journals - this has been requested by many members in the past but we didn't have the funding for this.
To view the 24 journals that will be availabe click here [PDF 16K]
To view the full Library catalogue click here [PDF 112K]
Christmas and New Year accomodation at the RSM
20 December – 9 January - from £80
Weekend rates from £80 per night including continental breakfast and VAT, will apply from Monday 20 December until we close on Christmas Eve; and from Wednesday 29th December when we reopen, through to Sunday 9 January 2011.
19 December – 9 January – from £95
Chandos House has rooms from £95 per night including continental breakfast and VAT, from Sunday 19 December until we close on Christmas Eve; and from Tuesday 4 January when we reopen, through to Sunday 9 January 2011.
Christmas closure dates:
Domus Medica and Chandos House will close upon check out on Christmas Eve, last letting night 23 December.
Domus Medica will reopen on Wednesday 29 December.
Chandos House reopens on Tuesday 4 January 2011.
Book now domus @ rsm.ac.uk or call 020 7290 2960
22 November 2010
The Perfect Gift for Christmas - Special 20% Discount on Doctoring History for RSM members
RSM Press are pleased to offer a 20% discount for Doctoring History in the run-up to Christmas. This book explores the fascinating archives of RSM's flagship journal: The Journal of Royal Society of Medicine Press, to create an anthology of some of the most famous, popular and influential articles that have contributed to making the JRSM internationally respected since 1809.
Doctoring History makes the perfect gift for anyone interested in the history of medicine and in particular the loyal readers of JRSM.
Order your copy today with the discount code XMAS10
Tel: Marston Book Services +44 (0)1235 465500
£35.00 £28.00 9781853158124, 250pp, Hardback, March 2010
27 October 2010
This year's Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 10 November, in the Main Lecture Theatre. Guest of Honour will be HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, and the Address will be given by the The Rt Rev Dr Stephen Venner, Bishop to the Armed Forces.
The Ceremony will be followed by a drinks reception in the Atrium.
12 October 2010
TM Lewin - 15% off everything until Sunday 17th.
For a limited period only, TM Lewin are offering you the opportunity to fill your wardrobes with an incredible 15% off anything in store! The discount will be applied to both individual prices, as well as their popular multi-buys (4 shirts for £85 anyone?). Only until Sunday 17 October 2010, available in-store or online.
Click here for more information.
4 October 2010
Launch of the first CPD video lecture
Our video service at www.rsmvideos.com will show the first lecture with CPD accreditation in the middle of October.
1 October 2010
New Reciprocal arrangements - with Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
RSM Members can now access benefits which were previously available only to the membership of RCSEd. Principal amongst these is a discounted rate at RCSEd's 4* hotel – Ten Hill Place. Rooms are available to RSM members at a 10% discount from the best available daily selling rate. Also 20% discount at the hotel's cafe bar, half-price tickets to a local health spa and a discount on green fees at a premier city-centre golf club.
30 September 2010
Presidential mission to Liberia
October 14-18, Professor Parveen Kumar is visiting Liberia to find out more about Merlin's projects on maternal mortality and the provision of vital services. She will be accompanied by Carolyn Miller, Chief Executive of Merlin, and also Esther McVey, the new MP. In early 2011, the RSM will launch an appeal to raise funds for a maternal health clinic in Liberia, run by Merlin. The clinic will save the lives of pregnant women, who are at risk of death. We hope that there is a way that RSM members will be able to become involved in the President's mission.
20 September 2010
Following the success of the Burgundian Wine Dinner in July, Neill McKenzie of Laytons Wine Merchants, will talk us through the wines of the Bordeaux region on Thursday 28th October. Places are limited to 40 for this evening so early booking is advisable. Tickets are available now for just £70 per person. This event will raise money for to Action Against Hunger. Dress is Black Tie. For more details click here. To book a place, contact email@example.com.
August Bank Holiday
The Library will be closed from 28th-30th August inclusive for the bank holiday. The Study Centre will remain open.
17 August 2010
RSM Section President wins Teaching Excellence for NHS Teachers Award
Dr Zul Mirza, consultant in Emergency Medicine wins this award for work with both third year and final year medical students.
30 July 2010
Report: 60 years of the NHS
Linda Lamont and Fran McCabe have published their report "60 years of the NHS: Ordinary people tell the story" online. For more information and a link to download the report, click here.
29 July 2010
Open House London 18 – 19 September
The RSM is taking part in the capital's largest architectural festival. Hundreds of great buildings will open their doors to the public. Pre-bookings open 9 August. Please let friends and family know that we are participating.
Visit their website www.londonopenhouse.org/public/london/ for details or to register for a programme.
22 July 2010
Installation of new RSM President
Tuesday 20th July saw Professor Parveen Kumar take the lead role at the Royal Society of Medicine as President of the Society for the next 2 years. In her presidential address she highlighted her 2 themes which will be those of patient benefit and global health. Professor Kumar told the packed audience at the RSM that she was the third female president and the first from an ethnic minority. Biography [PDF 22k]
22 July 2010
Winner of John Glyn Young Fellows Audit Prize
This year saw some 40 entries and the four shortlisted finalists presented their Audit case studies at the RSM on Tuesday 20th July. The winner of this year's prize is Dr Ruth Greer.
22 July 2010
New RSM Honorary Fellows
At a ceremony on Tuesday 20 July 6 new Honorary Fellows were admitted to the Society:
12 July 2010
We have two videos covering last week's debate "This house believes that assisted suicide should be legal in the UK"
FOR - with Lord Joffe and Raymond Tallis
AGAINST - with Lord Carlile and Baroness O'Loan.
6 July 2010
The first in a series of lectures on the Ethics of Assisted Suicide, 'Assisted Suicide: Regulatory Issues' by Professor Sir Graeme Catto - click here to watch.
28 June 2010
'Growing Lungs - From Bench to Blue Sky' by Professor Tom Waddell - click here to watch.
24 June 2010
'Sport and Exercise Nutrition - Where are we now? Where are we going?' by Professor Ron Maughan - click here to watch.
23 June 2010
Stay at Chandos House in August and save 25%
Chandos House is our beautifully restored Robert Adam Grade 1 listed townhouse very close to the RSM.
To make your reservation talk to our receptionist in the Members' area, call 020 7290 3820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
17 June 2010
'The Governance of Patient Safety: What All Boards Need to Know' by Andrew Corbett-Nolan and Jonathan Hazan - click here to watch.
7 June 2010
Lecture of the week
Professor Karol Sikora on 'The Financial Challenge of Integrated Cancer Care' - click here to watch.
3 June 2010
Invitation to a Wine Dinner - Thursday 8 July, 6.30pm
After a number of years' absence we are pleased to announce the long awaited return of the RSM Wine Dinners.
The first of these takes place on Thursday 8th July at the RSM when Neill McKenzie of Laytons Wine Merchants will talk us through an evening of Burgundian red and white wines, accompanied by an exceptional 4-course meal created by Paul Kennison, our Executive Chef.
Places are limited to 40 for this evening so early booking is advisable. Tickets are available now for just £80 per person and you can book these by contacting Jade King on 0207 290 2954 or by email: email@example.com
Donations from this event will be made to the President's charity - the Meningitis Trust. Dress is Black Tie.
3 June 2010
Lecture of the week
We've just posted a Breakfast Briefing on US Healthcare Reform by Professor Ezekiel Emanuel - click here to listen (audio only).
2 June 2010
Special offer for Members
We have a new reciprocal arrangement with the Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh and they have two summer accommodation offers for RSM Members:
STAY 3 NIGHTS AND GET 30% OFF THE ENTIRE STAY FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY AND SEPTEMBER 2010
STAY 7 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 5 DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY AND SEPTEMBER 2010
The above offers are only bookable by calling reservations directly on 0131 556 4270
24 May 2010
Lecture of the week
You can now view a lecture from Thursday 13 May meeting at the RSM on Clinical Lipidology with 5 CPD credits for those attending. Dr Hugh Simpson talks about Clinical Management of Patients with Secondary Hyperlipidaemias - click here to view now.
24 May 2010
Council Election Result
The successful candidate in the recent RSM Council Election is Dr Stephen Hempling, who will re-join Council for a four-year term with effect from 1 October 2010.
Lecture of the week
Hosted by our new video service, the inaugural lecture of the week is Balancing Cost and Effectiveness in Healthcare, a Stevens Lecture by Professor Sir Michael Rawlins.
London International Art Fair
Complimentary ticket offer to the London International Art Fair, 4-13 June 2010
The London International Art Fair held at Olympia Grand Hall, returns this summer for eleven eventful days dedicated to the wonderful world of art and antiques from around the globe. It presents a fantastic opportunity for art and antique lovers, collectors, investors, curators and interior designers to conveniently view and buy from over 150 of the most prestigious British and International galleries. The redesigned Fair will be presented in an elegant setting, featuring art of all periods with an exciting programme of daily events and lectures, concierge services and eclectic dining.
Every item is carefully vetted by a team of 200 experts from the UK, Europe and USA to check for authenticity, date and condition. Stands are replenished daily and fresh items are continually vetted. Experts will be available to offer free advice to give you an unrivalled shopping experience at the Fair.
For more info visit www.lifaf.com.
The London International Art Fair offers members of the Royal Society of Medicine complementary multi-day passes to visit the Fair on any day between Friday 4th – Sunday 13th June 2010, normally valued at £18. To obtain an instant ticket for you and a friend, simply click on the link below, follow the instructions and use "Royal Society of Medicine" as your pass code to obtain your complementary tickets. See you there!
Terms & Conditions
Library Easter opening hours
The Library will be closing at 5:30 pm on Thursday 1 April and will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday 6 April. There will be access to the IT Study Centre during this time.
Please note that this will impact on Library services turnaround times.
Deadlines for document delivery requests to be dispatched before Easter are:
Any requests received after these times won't be despatched until Tuesday 6 April.
18 February 2010
Join THET for the British 10km London Run
RSM Members are invited to get involved and join Team THET for the British 10k London Run. Sunday, 11 July. Team up with THET so they can maximize their fundraising efforts and raise essential funds - giving them the flexibility to respond to the needs of your colleagues overseas. Register at www.THET.org
15 February 2010
The Bar and Buttery will remain open over the Easter and all the Bank Holiday weekends from 10am until 4pm so if you are in London do pop in for light refreshments whilst visiting the West End.
Please do note that the Members' Restaurant will close after dinner service on Thursday 1st April and reopen for lunch on Tuesday 6th April.
15 February 2010
Domus Medica Easter Offers for RSM Fellows and Families
The Domus is open over Easter and we have some great packages for RSM Fellows – providing savings of up to £130 on 3 nights accommodation – to guarantee your booking please click here for more information and to reserve your accommodation call +44 (0) 20 7290 2960 or click here.
15 February 2010
Ancient Hellenic Medicine
To complement the exhibition Ancient Hellenic Medicine exhibition in the RSM Library there are a number of free lectures being arranged during the exhibition period.
The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend. If you have friends/family who are interested in attending the lectures as well as seeing the exhibition please do tell them.
There is no need to register - these are on a first come, first served basis.
Ismond Rosen - last few weeks to see Psychoanalysis and the Creative Mind exhibition at the Wellcome Collection
(closes 21 March 2010)
Ismond Rosen, a distinguished psychoanalyst and gifted artist, worked prolifically throughout his lifetime to produce a vast body of written and artistic work. Rosen disliked the notion of a dichotomy between science and art and sought to marry the two in his work. The Wellcome is displaying a selection of his sculptures in a free small exhibition including one from the RSM called "Civilisation". If you miss them then do visit the RSM as we have 2 of his other works permanently on display called "The Kiss" and "John Hunter".
8 February - 30 April 2010
Ancient Hellenic Medicine
Under the auspices of The Hellenic Medical Society of the UK, the RSM Library hosts an exhibition covering the beginnings of Hellenic Medicine from the birth of Asclepius, the healing god of the Greeks, through to the last of the great physicians of Greek antiquity, Galen of Pergamum.
4 February 2010
NHS Evidence recruiting new members to Independent Advisory Committee
RSM Members may be interested in applying to join this independent standing committee of the Board of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which provides independent accreditation recommendations to help identify, set and clarify standards and provide a quality assured evidence base for everyone in health and social care. Applications are welcomed from individuals with expertise in relevant areas of work. Click here for more information. Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 26 February.
Chandos House Free Wedding Fair and Open Day
Calling all RSM Members and families - if you are considering getting married then this is a great opportunity to view Chandos House - our beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse, situated close to the RSM. Many of you may have already stayed at the house but perhaps did not realise that you could hold your civil ceremony or reception at the House as well. Chandos House has been featured in 'Brides' magazine and is listed in the '100 Hot Venues'.
Come and meet our team, view our elegant rooms and find out more on Saturday 20th February. Please book your place(s) and you can enjoy a delicious choice of either a free Champagne Brunch or Afternoon Tea.
This has proved to be a very popular event in the past so to avoid disappointment please reserve your place by calling us on 020 7290 3860 or email your telephone number to: info.chandos @ rsm.ac.uk.
For more information about Chandos House, please visit our website.
7 January 2010
The Library launched a new electronic current awareness service, Weekly Jabs to RSM Members on Thursday 7 January 2010. Be one of the first to subscribe!
Weekly Jabs highlights a selection of topical health and medical news stories from the last 7 days published in the British popular media – the sources that your patients are reading daily. Web links are provided directly to the news story and to the original research, where possible. Check out our web page for subscription details and a sample issue.
27 November 2009
Special Wine Offer for RSM Members
RSM has linked with Laytons wine merchants to offer special seasonal offers to members. View their selections here [PDF 2.9Mb]. To order please complete and return their order form [PDF 63k], call 020 7288 8862 or email Neill McKenzie at Laytons.
26 November 2009
Sunday Times Christmas Appeal and the RSM
Each year the Sunday Times has a Christmas Appeal - and this launched on Sunday 22 November. The appeal this year is for the Children of Iraq as there are more than 8,000 children in the country who have been permanently disabled by the conflict.Leading the work with these children is the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).Funds from this year's campaign will primarily go towards the work that MSF are doing to help the children.
In addition 10% of the monies raised will come to the Royal Society of Medicine to support doctors - our role being to provide online journals and other e resources for doctors and medical professionals in both Iraq and Jordan.
The campaign will now run through to Christmas. Visit http://www.msf.org.uk/sunday_times_appeal.aspx to find out more and donate.
28 October 2009
New positions at NHS Direct
NHS Direct are recruiting a non-executive director with a medical background and a part time executive Medical Director. The non-executive director is likely to be a senior doctor with a keen interest in e-health. The Medical Director will be a dynamic medical practitioner to help shape the national approach to remote and digital health services.
To find out more email joanne.shaw @ nhsdirect.uk for the non-executive position and nick.chapman @ nhsdirect.nhs.uk, Chief Executive for the Medical Director role.
Closing date for both posts is 12 noon on 9 November 2009.
9 October 2009
Due to the ongoing postal strikes it may be better to join, renew or book meetings online rather than rely on the post.
For membership joining and renewals please visit the joining page or call the membership team on +44 (0)20 7290 2991 as we can take credit card and direct debit payments over the phone.
For meeting bookings please visit the meetings diary page to identify the meetings you wish to attend and book and pay online. This will ensure your place at meetings is guaranteed.
4 October 2009
Closing times for No1 Wimpole Street and Chandos House over Christmas period
15 September 2009
Thursday 10 September evening - Hiscox RSM Young Trainee of Year Awards
6 shortlisted doctors made their presentations in the Max Rayne Auditorium in front of judging panel last night. They had each previously won a major RSM prize in the last year and covered a cross section of specialty areas including cardiology, ophthalmology, otology and clinical neurosciences.
Our congratulations go to each of them and especially the winners of the awards:
This is an annual event sponsored by Hiscox insurance and to find out more about how to enter please visit our awards pages
Also add in on the description of the competition the details of the 3rd, 2nd and 1st prize winners.
Festival of Light - Diwali celebration at RSM and an audience with Meera Syal
Friday 9th October evening - a free event open to all RSM Members.
18 August 2009
RSM New System Introduction - notice of Data Freeze; 24 August - 1 September 2009
We are nearing completion of the first stage to implement a new Customer and Membership database. This new database will be a replacement of our current system and will provide a greater level of functionality; helping us to support our growing membership. To enable us to move our data to the new system, our current system s will be switched off during the week commencing 24 August.
During this time you can continue to contact us with updates on your contact information, book for meetings and renew membership but there will be a short time lag in updating this information before our new database comes online on the 1 September. If you have any queries during this period please contact membership @ rsm.ac.uk
3 August 2009
RSM Website downtime
Lately we have been experiencing problems with our servers, which has resulted in the RSM websites being offline for unspecified periods of time.
We are currently halfway through a migration to a new hosting system, which we hope to start rolling out over the next few weeks. This should mean that we won't have any further problems with website downtime, but until that happens there is a chance that the websites could go down again.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and wish to assure you that we are working as fast as we can in getting the new system online to provide improved reliability and access.
Medical Innovations Summit - places still available.
The Medical Innovations Summit on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, brings together an expansive selection of professionals from the medical professions for an intensive briefing on the latest medical innovations.
There are limited places available and it's free to register. For more information and to sign up, please visit the Medical Innovations Summit microsite.
15 July 2009
Domus refurbishment update:
The sample bedroom in Domus has now been completed!
New pictures can be found on our Gallery page, where you can compare the old room layout with the new and modern look. The Domus diary page, which contains useful information on the development of the Domus rooms, has also been updated.
Please note that Domus will close for refurbishment on 19 July.
Brand new questions have also been added to:
To view the full list of revision courses visit examdoctor.co.uk. All RSM members who purchase a subscription to any examdoctor revision course between now and 31 July 2009 can receive a 20% discount by entering the code EDRSM0609 at checkout.
1 July 2009
Results of RSM Council Elections
Thank you to all RSM Fellows who voted in the recent elections for new Trustees to sit on the RSM Council from 1 October 2009. The successful candidates are:
30 June 2009
The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2009
The Queen's Birthday Honours List recognises the outstanding achievement and service by people across the whole of the community. The following list is of Members who were recognised in the 2009 list:
Mr Andrew J Cash
Dr Penelope J Bevan
Professor Yvonne H Carter
Dr June M Raine
Professor Graham J Zellick
Dr Timothy L Chambers
Mr Eric S Nash
Dr Diane G Newell
Mr James W R Peyton
Professor Sheila A Rodwell
12 June 2009
Domus refurbishment update:
The sample bedroom for our Domus refurbishment has now been stripped and is ready to be converted into the show-room. New images can be found on the Domus gallery page.
5 June 2009
Domus refurbishment update:
Work has now started on developing sample bedroom this week - for images please visit the Domus gallery page.
2 June 2009
Physician assisted suicide - inter-school debate at the Royal Society of Medicine
Members are invited to attend the final of the Debating Matters inter-school debating competition, to be held at the RSM on Sunday 5 July.
Hear sixth formers argue for and against physician assisted suicide while grilled by doctors and philosophers. In the finale, winners of the Indian finals will compete against UK finalists to argue whether anti-terrorism measures threaten civil liberties.
To book your free place, please email Carmel Turner.
27 April 2009
Building Works in the Library Basement
Commencing Wednesday 29th April there will be building work in the basement locked stack to upgrade the air conditioning system. Most locked stack items will be inaccessible while the work is carried out. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
24 April 2009
Due to demand we have introduced new services for Members in both the Buttery and the Restaurant.
The Buttery sees a range of afternoon tea being served from 2.00pm until 5.00pm Monday to Friday, with the option of adding a glass of champagne or sparkling wine for that special occasion.
The Bar and Buttery are still open at weekends for snacks, soup and sandwiches.
15 April 2009
Online resources access issue now resolved
Some of our users - particularly within the NHS - have been having problems accessing our online resources, such as the e-journals, databases and e-books.
We are pleased to announce that this problem has been resolved and that all users should be able to access the online resources without any problems.
29 March 2009
Domus Microsite now online
In order to keep our Members' up to date with the refurbishment of the Domus Medica, we have set up a special microsite with room specifications, galleries and information on reciprocal arrangements for accomodation while Domus is being refurbished.
26 March 2009
Library Catalogue Unavailable on the evening of Monday 30 March
Due to essential maintenance work the Library catalogue will be unavailable from 5.00 pm on Monday 30th March. The catalogue should be online again by Tuesday morning. Other systems will not be affected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
15 March 2009
RSM News now available
The latest issue of RSM News is now available. It can be downloaded from our publications page and all members will receive a copy of this in the post in the next week.
Also now available is the RSM Annual Report and Accounts for 2007/8. If you would like to be sent a printed copy of this please contact membership @ rsm.ac.uk or to download a copy of this visit our publications page.
22 January 2009
Refurbishment of Domus to go ahead in 2009
RSM Council provided approval for the planned Domus refurbishment programme to be undertaken later this year providing much improved accommodation for our Members. We anticipate Domus being closed between Monday 20th July and early November 2009 and plans are underway to provide alternative accommodation at local hotels and nearby Clubs. During the next few months we will keep you updated on the progress of this project.
21 January 2009
New Year Honours List 2009
The Queen's New Year Honours List recognises the outstanding achievement and service by people across the whole of the community. The following list is of Members who were recognised in the 2009 list:
Bernard F Ribeiro
Sally C Davies
Peter N T Wells
James A H Cave
Susan E Gregory
Christopher J Heginbotham
APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST
HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH
Lieutenant General Louis Patrick LILLYWHITE MBE QHS
Late Royal Army Medical Corps
APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST
EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Surgeon Commodore Timothy Roger DOUGLAS-RILEY QHP
To view the full New Year Honours list 2009 visit the Honours website.
20 January 2009
New Travel Insurance Scheme
Members can now benefit from great rates and extensive cover via our new scheme through JLT. Cover is available up to age 89 and includes Business Cover automatically together with family policies including your children up to the age of 23 if in full time education. Find out more... [requires login].
3 December 2008
RSM Archive of Members' Memoirs
The RSM has launched a new project in conjunction with our Retired Fellows Society to develop an Archive of Memoirs made up of contributions from our Members. To find out how to participate in this exciting project please go to the RFS page.
19 November 2008
Retired Fellows Society launches The Camera Club
Are you a member of the Retired Fellows Society and have an interest in photography?
If so then you will be interested to learn more about the newly formed camera club which is planning a number of meetings in the coming months. To find out more about coming along to these please see The Camera Club page.
17 November 2008
Ancient Egyptian Medicine Exhibition,
1 December 2008 - 28 February 2009
This major exhibition will focus on health and disease, and how the ancient Egyptians treated and cured it. You will meet Imhotep, the Egyptian god of medicine, and find out about mummification.
The exhibition, which is free to the public, will take place in the RSM Heritage Centre on the 2nd floor of the Library, from 1 December 2008 until 28 February 2009.
More information can be found on our Exhibitions page.
12 November 2008
Delia Smith webcast now available
The webcast of the talk given by Delia Smith at the RSM on 20 October is now available on our website. It can be viewed in our fundraising section.
27 October 2008
Apologies to members who were visiting the RSM at lunchtime on Monday 27th October and had to be evacuated from our building.
We had a small fire which started in the basement which was rapidly extinguished by the Fire Brigade. No one was hurt and we were given the all clear by the Fire Brigade to return to 1 Wimpole Street just before 3.30pm.
Thank you to everyone for evacuating the building so quickly and being so understanding. We apologise if your studies, meeting or lunch was interrupted but it was paramount that everyone left the premises for their own safety.
27 October 2008
New library feature - Online document request form.
We have recently introduced a new Library facility to our Document Delivery and Inter Library Loan services.
You can now request documents via a secure online request form which allows you to enter your:
This form also has a copyright declaration section.
The print format is still available via the website [PDF 76k] and from the Library Enquiry Desk.
21 October 2008
Herbals Exhibition, from Monday 17 November
An exhibition entitled Herbals in the Library of the Royal Society of Medicine will take place in the RSM Library from Monday 17 November until Friday 28 November 2008.
Among the items on display will be Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, Robert Thornton's Temple of Flora, and John Parkinson's Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris.
The exhibition will be open to the public and, as well as herbals, will also include books on plants and gardening from the library's old-and-rare collection.
10 October 2008
King's Fund Database available from 10th October
From Friday 10 October, the King's Fund database will be accessible via the Library webpages.
The King's Fund database is produced by the Information & Library Service at this independent UK health charity. Its resources reflect the King's Fund's focus on improving health and health care, covering policy and management of health and social care services in the UK.
Main subject areas include National Health Service (NHS) management, social care, health inequalities, urban health and regeneration, race and health, partnership working, primary care, mental health, public involvement, and workforce development in the NHS.
9 October 2008
Baroness Warnock Lecture - Sunday October 12 2008
Please note this lecture has been cancelled.
4 October 2008
"Department of the healing art": Mr John Howard Mummery (1847-1926)
An exhibition celebrating the history and scientific contributions of the Odontological Section is now on display on the 2nd floor of the Library. It will run until 14th November.
8 September 2008
RSM reaches record number of ejournals
The Royal Society of Medicine now has a record number of ejournals that members can access remotely - currently nearly 1000.
e-journals list as at September 2008 PDF [48k]
1 July 2008
An exhibition to mark 60 Years of the National Health Service opens this Thursday 3rd July in the Library.
The main themes of the exhibition are the origins and precursors of the NHS, its historians and commentators, the rise of managerialism in the delivery of health care, fears regarding the changing nature and the future of the NHS, and the rise of "life style" interventions in government health promotion.
The exhibition runs until 30th September and can be found on the second-floor of the Library and in Domus reception.
26 June 2008
E Journals available to RSM Members now tops 900
Our list of online Journals continues to grow with recent additions including;
A complete list of all titles now available in full text format online is now available here PDF [37k]
23 June 2008
Queen's Birthday Honours
A number of RSM Members have recently been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List:
Professor Nicholas John Wald
Professor Randolph H Richards
Professor Irene Higginson
Anthony M Jenner
Dr Brian A Gennery
Dr Michael F Marks
Major Sundeep Dhillon
If we have failed to identify all RSM Members who were honoured, please do e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our records and inform RSM Council
22 May 2008
The RSM Associate Dean Dr David Misselbrook interviews Professor Sir John Tooke. Sir John is principle author of the Tooke Report.
21 May 2008
Members staying in RSM accommodation can now borrow current Journals (up to 12 months old) from our collection for overnight reading. More information.
Download a copy of the latest Regent Seven Seas Cruises on offer to RSM Members and take a further 10% off the quoted prices. Now available online in our Members only area.
14 April 2008
New Lord Owen lecture available online
Lord Owen addressed a sell out audience of 300 when he addressed the theme of 'In Sickness and In Power' on 10 April 2008.
The lecture (and dinner) organised by the Development Office co-incided with the launch of his latest book.
3 March 2008
RSM wins awards
At the 2008 MemCom awards (the awards for Membership Organisations) announced last week - the RSM won the following: