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

29 November 2017

Catastrophic failures in the NHS can be caused by breakdowns in basic communication systems

Catastrophic failures in the NHS can be caused by breakdowns in basic communication systems

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24 November 2017

Serious mortuary errors could be reduced by applying common patient safety protocols

New research investigating serious incidents occurring in the management of patient remains after their death concludes that safe mortuary care may be improved by applying lessons learned from existing patient safety work. 

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03 November 2017

Patients report worse care experience in GP practices owned by limited companies

New research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine concludes that patients registered to general practices owned by limited companies, including large organisations, reported worse experiences of their care than other patients.

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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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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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