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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.

We are a Royal Charter body registered with the Privy Council, and our official Patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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. 

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Environmental sustainability

The Royal Society of Medicine is committed to environmental sustainability and tackling climate change.

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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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Education in the time of Covid

Key thinkers gather to explore how the pandemic has affected the mental health of children, teachers and school staff.

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Hamish Thomas appointed to RSM Council

The Royal Society of Medicine is delighted to announce that Mr Hamish Thomas has been appointed to Council.

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A day in the life of Moira Durbridge, President of the Patient Safety Section

A glimpse into the working life of Moira Durbridge, critical care nurse, organisational transformation lead at one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts and President of the RSM’s Patient Safety Section.

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RSM President pays tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Professor Roger Kirby pays tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Media releases

Studying Shakespeare could help medical students connect with patients

2 April 2021

A palliative care doctor has suggested that studying Shakespeare’s plays could help medical students connect more closely with their patients.

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Covid-19: Strategy proposed for safe re-opening of mass live events

20 March 2021

A model that has the potential to support the live events industry to re-open safely at full capacity while reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission has been proposed by a team of public health doctors from Imperial College London and the University of Tartu, Estonia.

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COVID-19: UK’s colour-blind vaccine allocation strategy putting ethnic minorities at higher risk of illness and death

10 March 2021

Omitting ethnic minorities from the vaccine priority list is putting these groups at a significantly higher risk of COVID-19 illness and death.

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HRH The Prince of Wales to open Royal Society of Medicine series on health impacts of climate change

4 March 2021

A series of webinars that will position health and wellbeing at the centre of the climate change debate will be opened with a pre-recorded video message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on Tuesday 16 March.

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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

The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 2 to 300 people. The diverse range of services includes rooms for hybrid and live-streamed conferences, meetings and training or social events such as anniversary or birthday celebrations. 1 Wimpole Street also has a civil wedding licence.

Contact us today on 020 7290 2979.

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Sponsorship & exhibiting

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

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