Media release archive 2017

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

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

Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine according to a paper published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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02 June 2017

Populist radical right a threat to core values of medicine and public health

The populist radical right is a threat to core values of medicine and public health, even within a functioning democratic system, according to a commentary published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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27 April 2017

Actress Kiruna Stamell debates gene editing with ethicist Dr Christopher Gyngell

Two papers published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, debate gene editing and the health of future generations.

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10 February 2017

New NHS safety investigator must become fully independent body

The new NHS safety investigator for England, which starts work in April 2017, must become a fully independent body through primary legislation, according to healthcare safety experts.

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17 February 2017

New analysis links 30,000 excess deaths in 2015 to cuts in health and social care

Researchers exploring why there has been a substantial increase in mortality in England and Wales in 2015 conclude that failures in the health and social care system linked to disinvestment are likely to be the main cause.

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07 February 2017

Crossbench peer calls for expansion of mandatory sobriety programme

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff has called for a scheme that successfully reduced alcohol-related crime and disorder in London to be rolled out across England and Wales

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