February 19 2018
On 4 October 2017, a meeting was held at Chandos House to address the recent highly publicised gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) prosecutions of healthcare workers, which has led to rising concerns about the impact on patient safety.
Monday 12 February 2018
The subject of assisted dying is a controversial subject; one that was debated at our ‘Choice at the end of life’ meeting at the RSM on Friday 9 February. Here Sir Simon Wessely and Roger Kirby account the key arguments from the day.
Wednesday 17 January 2018
The Duke of Cambridge was admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine during a ceremony at the Society on Wednesday 17 January.
Tuesday 16 January 2018
RITA is a digital robot – an avatar that appears on a phone or tablet screen and can interact with older people to cater for their needs. RITA, which stands for Responsive Interactive Advocate, harnesses emerging technologies from the entertainment industry, including voice recognition and facial recognition software, to innovate future models of personalised care.
Thursday 11 January 2018
The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to RSM members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018.
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Late last year, the Ellison Cliffe Trustees met to interview the year’s shortlisted candidates. Three deserving recipients were awarded fellowships of £10,000. Find out who here.
Thursday 4 January 2017
Nominations are now being sought for four Members of Council to take office starting with the 2018-19 Session, to help shape the key role that the RSM plays in the education of healthcare professionals. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 28 March 2018.
Tuesday 2 January 2018
As well as welcoming in the New Year, we’re introducing a new, safer RSM for our members. The safety of our visitors is paramount, so we thought that we would make you aware of the changes that we’ve implemented.
Tuesday 19 December 2017
Research is necessary to improve clinical care: it tells us which treatments and services work, and which don’t, so that we can provide patients with the most appropriate, and most effective care. But: just how much of the research that is done in biomedicine actually leads to better clinical care?
Friday 1 December 2017
Sir Simon Wessely discusses the events of this year's Black Friday, the day of which was marked by an inspiring presentation by obstetric anaesthetist Mark Stacey.
Friday 1 December 2017
Dermatologist Dr Satveer Mahil has been named the Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year 2017 for her research that identified a group of inflammatory proteins as a new target for the treatment of psoriasis.
Saturday 28 October
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to finalist Paul Sutton about his research on metastatic colorectal cancer.
Friday 27 October
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to finalist Dr James Vassallo about his working on developing an alternative method that helps to identify those in need of life-saving intervention in the case of major incidents.
Thursday 26 October
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to finalist Dr Akhilesh Jha, who told us why it's important to improve our understanding of how respiratory infections cause disease.
Wednesday 25 October
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to finalist Iqbal Toor and found out how he challenged the bad reputation that's associated with Eosinophils, a type of immune cell.
Tuesday 24 October 2017
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to finalist Satveer Mahil about the variability in responses to treatment amongst patients with psoriasis.