Skip to navigation Skip to content

About us

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

RSM Library

Our mission, vision and values

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

Read our mission
RSM Interior - Marcus Beck Library

How we are governed

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

Learn more
Job Vacancies promo

Job vacancies

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

Careers at the RSM
Opening of RSM 1912

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
Get involved promo

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.

Get involved

Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

RSM mentoring workshop - image 3

Early career researchers gather for RSM mentoring workshop

The RSM hosted a UK-leading innovation workshop, focused on filling a gap for innovation in bringing together early-stage entrepreneurs with senior clinicians, to spot challenges and new opportunities for the inventions and ideas in med tech.

Read more
RSM Interior - Marcus Beck Library

Nominations being sought for RSM President and Trustees

Nominations are now being sought for the next President of the RSM and two trustees for the RSM Council.

Read more
Sir Simon Wessely headshot - promo

President's update: March 2019

After a long spell, Sir Simon Wessely returns with a new blog update.

Read more
Michele Acton

Royal Society of Medicine appoints Michele Acton as new Chief Executive

The Royal Society of Medicine has announced the appointment of Michele Acton as Chief Executive, joining the RSM from the eye research charity Fight for Sight.

Read more

Media releases

Da Vinci’s hand impairment caused by nerve damage, not stroke​, suggests new study

4 May 2019

New analysis of 16th-century drawing by Italian doctors concludes da Vinci’s right hand affected by ulnar palsy, rather than stroke

Read the press release

Lung cancer under-recognised in people who have never smoked

26 April 2019

A group of respiratory medicine and public health experts are calling for lung cancer in never-smokers to be given greater recognition

Read the press release

Colombia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence

12 April 2019

A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Colombia to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Colombia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018.

Read the press release

NICE marks 20th anniversary by dropping social and ethical values from revised social value judgements document

3 April 2019

The former Clinical and Public Health Director at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has expressed dismay at the removal of explicit ethics and values in the proposed revision of the NICE Social Value Judgements document.

Read the press release


Annual reports

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

Read the reports

RSM Council minutes

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

Access the minutes


1 Wimpole Street venue hire

Venue hire

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

Venue hire
Networking with exhibition stands

Sponsorship & exhibiting

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

Learn more
Skip to top