Media information

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.

The Society actively encourages and supports all those entering medicine and aims to be a significant provider of education to the wider healthcare team.

Each year the RSM organises over 400 academic and public events each year spanning 56 areas of special interest, providing over 35,000 doctors and other health professionals with a multi-disciplinary forum for discussion and debate.

Videos of many key lectures are also available online, increasing access to the Society’s education programme.

The RSM is home to one of the finest medical libraries in the world, with an extensive collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases.

As well as providing medical education, the Society aims to promote an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine, both within the health professions and with responsible and informed public opinion.

The Society is not a policy-making body and does not issue guidelines or standards of care.

Information for journalists

The RSM welcomes journalists who wish to attend the many academic meetings and events taking place during the year. Accredited journalists can register to receive press releases and the monthly bulletin highlighting forthcoming events. 


contact the media office for

  • press passes for meetings and events
  • press releases and papers from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • filming on the premises.


latest releases

21 September 2017

The Royal Society of Medicine presents 21st century healthcare, a collaboration with ITN Productions

The Royal Society of Medicine and ITN Productions are partnering for a consecutive year to produce a news and current affairs-style programme that will explore the collaborative approach to medicine, encourage new thinking and look at solutions to prominent healthcare issues.

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19 July 2017

Met Commissioner Cressida Dick to speak at Royal Society of Medicine terror response meeting

Cressida Dick, London Metropolitan Police Commissioner, will join trauma doctors and representatives from the London Ambulance Service at a meeting specially convened by the Royal Society of Medicine on Thursday 7 September to focus on the lessons to be learned by the emergency response services from the recent major terror incidents in London and Manchester.

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18 July 2017

Professor Sir Simon Wessely becomes President of the Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Sir Simon Wessely will today, Tuesday 18 July, be inaugurated as President of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Sir Simon is the first psychiatrist to hold the office of RSM President.

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28 June 2017

Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine

Existing digital technologies must be exploited to enable a paradigm shift in current healthcare delivery which focuses on tests, treatments and targets rather than the therapeutic benefits of empathy. Dr Jeremy Howick and Dr Sian Rees of the Oxford Empathy Programme, say a new paradigm of empathy-based medicine is needed to improve patient outcomes, reduce practitioner burnout and save money.

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