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 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 education for doctors and other health professionals, 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.

Independent and apolitical, the Society provides a neutral platform for informed debate about important, often controversial, healthcare topics.

The Society does not campaign or lobby for policy change and is not a policy-making body. It 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

23 May 2018

Prescription costs increase for low-value treatments despite reduction in numbers

Despite a fall in prescription numbers for low-value treatments, the overall cost of prescribing these items in English primary care has risen, according to new research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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19 April 2018

Practices with poor prescribing performance more likely to prescribe homeopathy

New research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine finds that general practices in England with the worst prescribing quality scores are 2.1 times more likely to prescribe homeopathy than practices with the best prescribing quality scores.

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09 March 2018

Poor rural population had best diet and health in mid-Victorian years

Poor, rural societies retaining a more traditional lifestyle where high-quality foods were obtained locally enjoyed the best diet and health in mid-Victorian Britain.

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01 February 2018

Experts call for more evidence to test impact of GP video consultations

In a paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, researchers have called for more evidence to understand the safety and effectiveness of video consultation, and its impact on patient access and GP workload.

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