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The RSM is a charity and one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education.

The Royal Society of Medicine is a leading provider of high-quality continuing postgraduate education and learning to the medical profession. Its mission is to advance health, through education and innovation.

Independent and apolitical, the RSM also aims to actively encourage and support those who are entering medicine and healthcare.

Diversity

The Royal Society of Medicine acknowledges the pain and suffering that racism has caused and continues to cause and stands in solidarity with those who pursue equity, justice, human dignity for all and an end to racism. In particular, as the current crisis has unfolded, it is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic is widening inequalities, through all the social determinants of health and well-being, which clearly include racism. We will take action to identify and redress inequalities in our organisation and to build a Society in which all are valued equally.

What we do

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Our mission, vision and values

Find out more about the RSM’s mission, vision and values.

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How we are governed

Meet the people who govern the RSM, including members of the RSM Council, Academic Board and our Senior Management team.

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Job vacancies

View our latest job vacancies and learn more about working at the RSM. 

Careers at the RSM
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Our history

Learn how the RSM, established in 1805 in the back two rooms of a barristers’ chambers at Gray’s Inn, grew from humble beginnings to take up residence in London’s medical quarter.

History of the RSM
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Get involved

There are many ways to get involved with the important work that we do, from volunteering on a Section Council to contributing to our journal.

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Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours : RSM members recognised

The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to the following members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2020. 

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JRSM editor Dr Kamran Abbasi joins HSJ BAME power list

Dr Kamran Abbasi, editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, has been named in the HSJ Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Power List.

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Professor Humphrey Scott appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Humphrey Scott has been appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine. He will take up the post on Friday 23 October 2020.

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Listen up! Paediatricians co-write and perform a poem for children

Members of the RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section have collaborated with poet Laura Mucha to write and perform a poem for children to let them know they’re there if they need them and thank them for making their jobs worthwhile.

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Media releases

Covid-19: Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system

16 October 2020

In a series of recommendations to fix the struggling Covid-19 test, trace and isolate system in England, health researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine say that pooled testing for Covid-19 could significantly increase testing capacity in a relatively short space of time.

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Professor Humphrey Scott appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

2 October 2020

Professor Humphrey Scott has been appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine. He will take up the post on Friday 23 October 2020.

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Drugs bill warning over US/UK trade deal

11 September 2020

The NHS would spend billions of pounds more on drugs if it had to pay US prices following a US/UK trade deal, according to a new study published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Covid-19: herd immunity in Sweden fails to materialise

12 August 2020

Sweden’s policy of allowing the controlled spread of Covid-19 viral infection among the population has so far failed to deliver the country’s previously stated goal of herd immunity.

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Reports

Annual reports and strategy

Read and download the RSM’s annual reports and strategy plans.

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RSM Council minutes

Minutes from RSM Council meetings are available online to RSM members only. Members need to sign in to access the minutes.

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Services

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Venue hire

Looking for a conference venue or meeting room for your next event? The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 10 to 300 people.

Venue hire
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Sponsorship & exhibiting

Get involved with our events through a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. 

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