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.
Sir Simon Wessely and Roger Kirby approach the vexed subject of "medical manslaughter".
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.
Sir Simon Wessely tells the story of a work experience student devising an award-winning system that could save the lives of heart attack victims, otherwise known as the 'Wald Code'.
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.
Sir Simon Wessely accounts the 'Big Bang' Professor Stephen Hawking created when he delivered a speech at the #TalkNHS debate about his appreciation for the NHS and his fears about its future.
Our new President, Sir Simon Wessely, introduces himself to us all in his own inimitable style with his first monthly update. He tells us of his experience of the inauguration day, the installation of four new Honorary Fellows, and the presentation of both the RSM Medal and RSM Gold Medal.
In B Sethia's final update as President, he congratulates those recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours and welcomes the new members of Council and the Chair of the Academic Board as he thanks those who have worked hard alongside him over the last few years.
This month, B Sethia reflects on compassionate behaviour within the healthcare profession, the election for RSM Trustees and the RSM’s first Global Surgery summer school on delivering healthcare in resource-poor environments.
In May’s update, B Sethia talks about key upcoming events, including the 100th anniversary of the Medical Women’s Federation. He also highlights future changes happening at the RSM.
The RSM president discusses the Distinguished Fellowship that was awarded last month and looks forward to future awards and several key upcoming events.
This month, the RSM President’s update touches on the current problems in the NHS, how to continue to educate the next generation of healthcare workers and the work being undertaken to improve the RSM’s membership offering.
B Sethia discusses the progress made at the recent Council meeting, both in terms of membership an internal operations. He also comments on the upcoming Annual Fellows Meeting.
B’s first update for 2017 talks about the future of the RSM’s membership and the RSM is extending its remit internationally. Plus you can also find out about his top academic picks for January.
RSM President, B Sethia, welcomes two new key colleagues who will be joining us in the coming year and looks towards the key events to put in your diary and the progress of initiatives mentioned in previous months that 2017 will bring.