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

16 November 2018

UK must not fall behind in race to ‘humanise’ drug discovery

Researchers are warning that current research models and regulation are blocking the development of human-relevant approaches to drug discovery and are perpetuating animal-based approaches.

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02 November 2018

Children account for almost half of sport injury-related A&E attendances

Study finds almost half of sport injury-related emergency department attendances and almost a quarter of sport injury-related hospital admissions were in children and adolescents aged 0 – 19 years.

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11 October 2018

Immigration restrictions for EU citizens could damage UK research and healthcare environment post-Brexit

An analysis of senior European scientists and doctors working in the UK underlines the high risk of considerable damage to the UK’s science output and international research reputation caused by any post-Brexit immigration restrictions, as well as an associated reduction in healthcare quality.

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05 October 2018

Community health workers could help tackle NHS workload crisis

The growing workload crisis in NHS primary care could be helped by the systematic integration of community health workers at scale, a study shows. Published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the modelling study was led by researchers at Imperial College London.

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20 September 2018

Access to medical school narrowing for graduate-entry students

Access to medical school is narrowing for people wishing to study medicine who already have a degree, according to a group of current graduate-entry medical students.

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