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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.

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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Election of Honorary Officers

Dr Suzy Walton and Professor Linda Luxon are announced as our new Honorary Vice-President and Honorary Treasurer.

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President’s update: August 2018

Sir Simon Wessely reflects on his work leading the review of the Mental Health Act alongside his work as President at the RSM.

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New members joining the RSM Council

Following the recent RSM Council election, four new trustees will be joining the Council at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Bridget Gildea

Royal Society of Medicine appoints first Director of Learning

Bridget Gildea is announced as the new RSM Director of Learning. She joins us from Harvard Kennedy School and will be helping us develop and extend RSM learning and innovation for the wider healthcare community in the UK.

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Media releases

UK must not fall behind in race to ‘humanise’ drug discovery

16 November 2018

Researchers are warning that current research models and regulation are blocking the development of human-relevant approaches to drug discovery and are perpetuating animal-based approaches.

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Children account for almost half of sport injury-related A&E attendances

2 November 2018

Study finds almost half of sport injury-related emergency department attendances and almost a quarter of sport injury-related hospital admissions were in children and adolescents aged 0 – 19 years.

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Immigration restrictions for EU citizens could damage UK research and healthcare environment post-Brexit

11 October 2018

An analysis of senior European scientists and doctors working in the UK underlines the high risk of considerable damage to the UK’s science output and international research reputation caused by any post-Brexit immigration restrictions, as well as an associated reduction in healthcare quality.

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Community health workers could help tackle NHS workload crisis

5 October 2018

The growing workload crisis in NHS primary care could be helped by the systematic integration of community health workers at scale, a study shows. Published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the modelling study was led by researchers at Imperial College London.

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Annual reports

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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Venue hire

The RSM has two outstanding venue spaces – 1 Wimpole Street and Chandos House – that are available for hire.

Venue hire
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Events management service

Our in-house events management service, RSM Professionals, can help you deliver bespoke meetings and conferences for your organisation.

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Sponsorship & exhibiting

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

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