RSM news archive: 2017

The RSM supports The Soulsby Foundation Travelling Fellowships

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Monday 23 October 2017

The RSM is pleased to support The Soulsby Travelling Fellowships – established to honour former RSM President Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior. 

Sir Simon Wessely appointed by Prime Minister to lead review of Mental Health Act

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Friday 13 October 2017

RSM President Professor Sir Simon Wessely has been appointed by the Prime Minster, Theresa May, as Chair of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

BBC Health Check invites RSM speakers to take part in global cancer control feature

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Monday 9 October 2017

The highly successful meeting titled ‘Cancer control in low and middle income countries’, received a post-event boost this week when the BBC World Service programme Health Check interviewed two of the speakers taking part.

NHS England and RSM strike entrepreneurial partnership


Tuesday 3 October 2017

Hundreds of entrepreneurial doctors who are part of NHS England’s Clinical Entrepreneur Programme will benefit from a new partnership struck by the Royal Society of Medicine and NHS England.

So long as we remain non-partisan, we are the place where debates should take place


Friday 29 September 2017

Sir Simon Wessely tells us what to expect from his presidency and where he thinks the priorities lie for the Society over the next three years.

Preparing for FY1

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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Dr Martha Martin is about to complete her first year working at Homerton University Hospital in East London. Here she recalls the concerns she had before starting her first job and offers some tips to newly qualified doctors who are about to embark on their foundation training.

Professor Sir Simon Wessely becomes RSM President

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Wednesday 19 July 2017

On Tuesday 18 July 2017, Professor Sir Simon Wessely was inaugurated as RSM President, taking over from cardiac surgeon Mr Babulal Sethia. Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Sir Simon is the first psychiatrist to hold the office of RSM President.

A day in the life of an Academic Colorectal Surgeon

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Friday 14 July 2017

Rachel Hargest is an Academic Colorectal Surgeon in Cardiff and winner of the Silver Scalpel Award 2017. Here she describes the inspirational doctors who led her to following a career in surgery and has some advice for younger doctors looking to enter this specialty.

rsm members recognised in the queen’s birthday honours 2017

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Thursday 29 June 2017

The RSM would like to congratulate all of our members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Meet Helen Gordon, the RSM's new Chief Executive

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Tuesday 30 May 2017

The RSM’s new Chief Executive Helen Gordon is discovering what makes the Society and its members tick. Here she explains how she is planning to spend her first year at the Society and why she believes the RSM can be a driving force in advancing health through education and innovation.

Professor Gillian Leng announced as RSM Honorary Librarian

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Monday 15 May 2017

Following the recent RSM Council election from among current trustees, Professor Gillian Leng has been appointed as Honorary Librarian, and will remain in post until September 2021.

Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior

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Wednesday 10 May 2017

The death has been announced of Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, former RSM President.

RSM urologists collaborate in Buenos Aires

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Monday 8 May 2017

The RSM-River Plate Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina brought together urologists from Argentina, Uruguay and the United Kingdom in a unique collaboration to spread collective knowledge in new corners of the globe.

2017 RSM Council election: register your vote

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Friday 5 May 2017

Voting is now open for the 2017 RSM Council election and Fellows and Associate Members of the Society are encouraged to make the most of their vote and choose the best candidates for the role. 

A day in the life of a GP trainee

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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Nishma Manek is a GP trainee working in London who is currently taking part in the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme. Here Nishma describes why she decided to go into general practice, the pressures and challenges of working in primary care, and what the future holds for GPs.

Spring/Summer issue of RSM Engage members' magazine now online

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Thursday 20 April 2017

The Spring/Summer issue of RSM Engage, our members' magazine, is now available online. Members can pick up a copy when visiting or staying at the RSM or you can view and download the magazine here.

RSM Surgery Section President Rachel Hargest wins 2017 Silver Scalpel Award

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Wednesday 5 April 2017

Miss Rachel Hargest, President of the RSM’s Surgery Section and also RSM Honorary Treasurer, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Silver Scalpel Award.

Sydney Brain and Mind Research Institute destination for RSM Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship award winner

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Friday 17 March 2017

Neurology trainee Dr Smriti Agarwal was awarded an RSM Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship in December 2016. She has recently moved to Sydney, Australia for a post-doctoral position to work on a research programme in neurodegenerative disorders.

Professor Haberal receives the RSM’s first Distinguished Fellowship

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Friday 10 March 2017

World-renowned surgeon Professor Mehmet Haberal was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine’s first Distinguished Fellowship in recognition of his services to medicine.

A day in the life of a paediatric emergency medicine trainee

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Monday 6 March 2017

What’s it like to work in paediatrics? Felicity Taylor, a ST7 trainee in paediatric emergency medicine, describes the highs and lows of working in the specialty, dealing with a 56 hour week, and having the accolade of becoming an HSJ Rising Star.

The RSM’s 2015/2016 Annual Report now online

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Wednesday 22 February 2017

The RSM's Annual Report for 2015/2016 is now available to view online. You can download a copy here. If you would like a printed version, please email to request a copy or you can pick up a copy in the RSM club area.

Ellison-Cliffe travel award offers otolaryngologist funding to learn pioneering surgical skills

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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Mr Vinay Varadarajan, awarded an RSM Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship in December 2016, will be learning about pioneering surgery that allows the removal of benign and malignant tumours from the base of the skull.

Influencing change in support of medical student mental health

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Friday 10 February 2017

With 80% of medical students feeling that they receive inadequate support for their mental health issues, the RSM Student Policy Initiative has commissioned a report to focus on student mental health.

The RSM joins the Fundraising Regulator

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Friday 3 February 2017

The Royal Society of Medicine has joined the Fundraising Regulator, an independent regulator of charitable fundraising whose key purpose is to strengthen the system of charity regulation.

Nominations for Council for the 2017/18 Session

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Wednesday 25 January 2017

Nominations are now being sought for four Members of Council to take office starting with the 2017/18 Session, to help shape the key role that the RSM plays in the education of healthcare professionals. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Oyinlola Oyebode talks about careers in public health

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Thursday 19 January 2017

Oyinlola Oyebode, the lead investigator in the ‘7-a-day’ research paper by UCL, discusses her job and the qualities needed to succeed in a career in public health.

RSM members celebrated in 2017 New Year Honours list

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Wednesday 11 January 2017

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 2017.