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Election of Honorary Officers

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Thursday 22 November 2018

We announce the names of the our new Honorary Treasurer and Vice-President come October 2019.

RSM Engage Autumn/Winter 2018

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Thursday 4 October 2018

The latest edition of RSM Engage is available online. Read your online version here or pick up a copy at the members reception.

New Charter, By-Laws and Regulations

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Monday 10 September 2018

The RSM Council agreed that the governance documents of the Society - the Charter, By-Laws and Regulations - should be reviewed to ensure that we are compliant with current practice and that the documents are fit for purpose. The proposed updated Charter and By-Laws is now available to read online - these proposed documents have been circulated to Members as part of the consultation process.

Election of new RSM Council Members

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Wednesday 25 July 2018

Following the recent RSM Council election, four new trustees will be joining Council at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year.

Boost for JRSM as impact factor increases by 21%

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Monday 23 July 2018

All members of the Royal Society of Medicine can access JRSM content online at no additional cost when they access the journal via the RSM website - for a small additional fee, paper copies of journal are also available. We show you how to access the content via the RSM website. 

Royal Society of Medicine appoints first Director of Learning

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Friday 13 July 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Bridget Gildea to the new post of 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.

RSM members celebrated in 2018 Birthday Honours List

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Wednesday 28 June 2018

The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to the following members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queens Birthday Honour list 2018.

RSM Development Director to leave for new role but staying involved with our charity

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Monday 25 June 2018

After sixteen years of successful fundraising at the Royal Society of Medicine, Paul Summerfield, the RSM's Development Director will be leaving in mid-August to join The Royal United Services Institute.

RSM Council elections 2018: cast your vote

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Thursday 3 May 2018

Voting for the RSM Council election for 2018 is now open. Ten candidates have been nominated but only four of these can be selected. Fellows and members of the Society are eligible to vote. The deadline is Wednesday 20 June 2018.

Soulsby Foundation names recipients of inaugural One Health travelling fellowships

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Thursday 26 April 2018

The Soulsby Foundation has awarded the inaugural Soulsby Travelling Fellowships to Dr Camilla Benfield and Dr Andrew Stringer to support their work in the international field of One Health which focuses on the essential links between human and animal health. 

RSM Education Strategy - 2018 and beyond

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Tuesday 10 April 2018

Read the Royal Society of Medicine's new Education Strategy. 

‘It has an illustrious history of providing advanced training in vascular and endovascular surgery for surgeons’ - Meet Ellison-Cliffe Winner Sidhartha Sinha

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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Sidhartha Sinha, awarded an RSM Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship in December 2017, will be specialising in vascular surgery when he travels to Toronto, Canada later this year.

‘I have chosen this fellowship as it offers unparalleled training in advanced techniques most needed by neuro-otological patients in the UK’ - Meet Ellison-Cliffe Winner Alistair Mitchel-Innes

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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Mr Alistair Mitchel-Innes, awarded an RSM Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship in December 2017, will be specialising in ENT when he travels to Melbourne, Australia later this year. 

'I see fellowships as a 'finishing school; an opportunity to put all the pieces in place from surgical training’ - Meet Ellison-Cliffe Winner Frank McDermott

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Thursday 22 February 2018

Frank McDermott, awarded an RSM Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship in December 2017, will be specialising in colorectal surgery when he travels to Spain and Denmark later this year.

Patient Safety and the Law of Gross Negligence

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Monday 19 February 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.

Choice at the end of life

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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.

The RSM’s 2016/2017 Annual Report now online

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Thursday 1 February 2018

The RSM's Annual Report for 2016/2017 is now available to view online. If you would like a printed version, please email membership@rsm.ac.uk to request a copy or you can pick up a copy in the RSM club area.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge receives an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Society of Medicine

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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.

RITA the caring robot

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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. 

RSM members celebrated in 2018 New Year Honours list

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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.

Ellison-Cliffe Travel Fellowship Winners

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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.

Nominations for Council for the 2018/19 Session

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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.

A more secure RSM

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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.

Does research improve clinical care?

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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?

World AIDS Day – a global view of HIV infection by Dr Huda Taha

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Wednesday 6 December

Dr Huda Taha, consultant HIV physician and member of the RSM’s Sexuality and Sexual Health Council, discusses the global picture of HIV infection.

black friday at the rsm

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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.

Meet the WINNER of the wesleyan rsm trainee of the year awards: Satveer Mahil

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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.

Meet Paul Sutton: wesleyan rsm trainee of the year 2017 finalist

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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.

Meet Dr James Vassallo: wesleyan rsm trainee of the year 2017 finalist

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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.

Meet Dr Akhilesh Jha: wesleyan rsm trainee of the year 2017 finalist

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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.

Meet Iqbal Toor: wesleyan rsm trainee of the year 2017 finalist

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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.

Meet Satveer Mahil: wesleyan rsm trainee of the year 2017 finalist

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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.