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

Who we are

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is a registered charity and membership organisation. ​Our vision is better healthcare for better lives. By sharing learning and supporting innovation our goal is to be the leading provider of continuing learning to healthcare professionals.

We deliver multidisciplinary, specialist and general education, as well as professional development, drawing on the support of leading experts in over 50 specialist areas of medicine.

Our learning resources span a wide collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases. We are home to one of the finest physical and digital medical libraries in the world.

We connect those involved in and interested in healthcare and, by leveraging expertise from across the RSM, we support, help and inspire the innovators developing the medical products and services of tomorrow.

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

What we do

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Our vision and mission

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

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Strategy 2021–2026

Learn more about our 2021–2026 strategy, in which we share our plans for delivering our vision: better healthcare for better lives.

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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

Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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Neuropathic pain is like a silent scream, says BBC presenter

BBC broadcaster Fiona Talkington tells RSM audience of her experience of living with neuropathic pain. 

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Promising signs for long-term impact of cancer immunotherapy, says 2022 Stevens Lecturer

Professor James Larkin, a consultant medical oncologist at The Royal Marsden Hospital, said there are promising signs that immunotherapy could cure certain advanced-stage cancers in some patients.

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RSM President gives evidence in Parliament on retaining doctors

The President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, gave evidence in Parliament this week on how the UK could retain talent within the medical profession.

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Vote now in Royal Society of Medicine Trustees election

Members can now vote for four new Elected Council Members (Trustees) to serve on the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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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.

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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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Media releases

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New research confirms racism in healthcare settings increases vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups

The results of the survey, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, indicate a direct effect of racial discrimination on low confidence in the health system to handle the pandemic, which in turn predicted vaccine refusal.

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Austerity is worsening NHS waiting time inequality in Scotland

13 April 2022

Research shows Scottish government’s progress on reducing NHS waiting time inequality is being reversed due to 2010 austerity measures.

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Health and wellbeing of care workers must have a place in UK social care reform

6 April 2022

The health and wellbeing needs of the social care workforce must be brought in line with the standards set for NHS workers as part of the reform of UK social care.

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‘Covid not over’ says Royal Society of Medicine President and warns against complacency

15 March 2022

Two years after the first UK lockdown, Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Sir Chris Whitty, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, will join a high-profile conference on Thursday 31 March to discuss the future of COVID-19.

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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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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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