The working lives and expectations of healthcare professionals have changed beyond recognition since the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) was established in 1805.
Today there are new global issues to manage - from health inequalities to the effect of climate change. Coupled with the day-to-day reality of work for many healthcare professionals, this is a time of enormous challenge. There is more pressure than ever in terms of workloads and increased demands with limited resources. And this is combined with the move to multidisciplinary teams and the changing roles of individuals. All of this has impacted on the type of training and time now required for healthcare professionals to keep abreast of the latest developments.
But what has not changed is the role of the RSM. For 200 years, we have been bringing people together and sharing learning.
With our new strategy, we are preparing to play a transformative role in supporting and inspiring healthcare professionals to embrace opportunities and tackle the challenges we face now – and into the future.
Professor Roger Kirby, President
Michele Acton, Chief Executive