Media release archive 2018

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

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. A new study, published in JRSM Open, examined the impact of regional diets on the health of the poor during mid-19th century Britain and compared it with mortality data over the same period.

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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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26 January 2018

Drug trial protocol redactions by industry sponsors exposed

New research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine exposes the extent of redactions in protocols for industry-sponsored randomised drug trials.

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