How we should deal with inequalities in severe mental illness is a uniquely challenging problem, but it is in everybody’s interests that we address this.
How we should deal with inequalities in severe mental illness is a uniquely challenging problem, but it is in everybody’s interests that we address this.
The President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, has suggested seven habits that doctors should adopt to excel in their role.
The Royal Society of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sanjay Shah to Council with effect from 26 July 2022.
Across a series of presentations and panel discussions, experts discussed what’s new in the field of diabetes care at the RSM’s Diabetes in 2022 conference.
The President of the Royal Society of Medicine gave evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on postgraduate training and retention of doctors in the NHS.
Congratulations to our longstanding staff members Beata Coffey and Karen Clark on an incredible combined 70 years working at the RSM.
Read Scarlett Murray's moving account of speaking at the RSM on her experience of life with cerebral palsy.
The Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care spoke in front of a live audience at the Royal Society of Medicine.
One of the world’s leading age advocates, Baroness Sally Greengross, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, has died.
Keynote speeches from leading experts Dr Bola Owolabi and Professor Sir Michael Marmot among packed agenda.
JRSM ranked 11 out of the world’s top 20 general medical journals in latest Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
Nick Robinson joined Professor Sir Simon Wessely at the RSM on Wednesday 6 July, the eve of Boris Johnson's resignation.
The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signalling their intention to co-operate on areas of mutual benefit.
Remembering Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
The Royal Society of Medicine is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected death of RSM member Dr Steve Furniss.
Members of The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) have elected four new Trustees to its Council and the Society has appointed its next Vice-President.
Dame Rachel De Souza spoke at a special RSM event on addressing the crisis in young people’s mental health.
The Royal Society of Medicine welcomes the appointment of RSM Fellow Dame Lesley Regan as the Government’s first Women’s Health Ambassador for England.
The Royal Society of Medicine has formed a new partnership with the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD).
Dr Aditi Desai, President of the Odontology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine, encourages dentists and doctors to collaborate on a broad spectrum of health topics.
Former nephrologist and President of the RSM’s Digital Health Section, Dr Tim Ringrose, shares his obsession with taking things apart, how digital technology needs to be embedded in healthcare and the RSM as a hub for innovation.
Applications are invited for the prestigious 2022 Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowships.
The RSM's 'Advancing women in healthcare leadership' conference provided a platform for diverse views, stimulating ideas and vigorous debate.
The Royal Society of Medicine would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022.
A former physician to Her Majesty The Queen highlighted the damaging links between heart and kidney disease during a talk at the Royal Society of Medicine this week.
Dame Parveen Kumar, who celebrated her 80th birthday on 1 June, has made an immense contribution to science and medicine throughout her illustrious career.
Inequality shortens lives and severely impacts health outcomes, yet the evidence shows the health gap is widening. Doctors and patient advocates maintain that truly transformational change is possible if we begin to treat inequality as the urgent, serious health issue it is.
In celebration of the Queen's platinum jubilee, the RSM looks back at the medical innovations and breakthroughs that have been discovered since the start of her reign.
BBC broadcaster Fiona Talkington tells RSM audience of her experience of living with neuropathic pain.
Professor James Larkin, a consultant medical oncologist at The Royal Marsden Hospital, said there are promising signs that immunotherapy could cure certain advanced-stage cancers in some patients.
The President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, gave evidence in Parliament this week on how the UK could retain talent within the medical profession.
Members can now vote for four new Elected Council Members (Trustees) to serve on the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Professor Bishop will oversee the charity’s drive to deliver multidisciplinary specialist and general education.
Students from Mulberry Academy Shoreditch visited the RSM to meet and learn from experienced and new doctors.
Hear Professor James Larkin, Consultant Medical Oncologist from The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, provide insights into a possible cure for metastatic solid tumours.
Introducing an important new series from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
President of the Emergency Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine talks about life in the emergency department, the power of networking, and setting out the vision for a thriving RSM Section.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, President of the Royal Society of Medicine Cardiology Section, reflects on the impact of innovation, leading through the pandemic and future collaborations.
See the upcoming deadlines and find out why applying for an RSM prize or award could benefit your career.
The impact of COVID-19 highlighted inequalities in healthcare unlike ever before. Could this mean lasting change for the nation?
Submissions are invited from healthcare practitioners, trainees and established journalists who have debunked fake news in the field of health or medical journalism.
Healthcare leaders from major clinical specialisms and public-health experts will meet at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in June to discuss how to take measurable actions to address health inequalities in the UK.
Speaking at a milestone event at the RSM to mark two years since the first UK lockdown, England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Chris Whitty, praises the “astonishing” response of the medical and scientific professions.
The unprecedented scale and speed of the global scientific and medical response to Covid-19 has been captured in a new timeline developed by the Royal Society of Medicine.
Two years after the first UK lockdown, the Royal Society of Medicine has released a three-minute video offering a retrospective snapshot of the pandemic as it unfolded.
The History of Medicine Society held a special event at the RSM to award its 2022 Norah Schuster prize.
Michele Acton, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Medicine, writing for Civil Society, reflects on the last two years and shares her tips with other charity leaders on successfully delivering change in uncertain times.
The Royal Society of Medicine is sharing inspiring stories today of women in healthcare, medicine and science, to mark International Women’s Day 2022.
NHS England and NHS Improvement Director – Health Inequalities, Dr Bola Owolabi, will give a keynote address at a special conference to launch a major Royal Society of Medicine initiative on tackling health inequalities.
As part of our International Women’s Day activity recognising the contribution of women in healthcare, we spoke to Professor Sheppard about her experience of working as a woman in the field of pathology and medicine in general.
Professor Linda Luxon has stepped down as an RSM Council trustee and Honorary Treasurer, due to personal reasons.
Director of Operations and Managing Director of the Royal Society of Medicine Commercial Services Board, Nigel Collett, will be retiring and leaving the organisation on 17 June this year.
Coloproctology Section President Professor Steven Brown talks about his plans to promote links with colleagues in northern cities, with free to attend events and networking opportunities.
NHS Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr Nick Watts and the RSM's Professor Linda Luxon on how the NHS is a key player in the fight against climate change.
See the highlights from our latest public lecture: The London Clinic, delivered by Professor Ranjit Manchanda, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology and Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist.
This new library exhibition will explore medical themes in literature and look at those who've left the world of medicine behind to become some of our best-loved wordsmiths.
Welcoming RCSI Bahrain students, faculty and newly qualified graduates to the RSM.
Professor Maggie Rae describes her work as a public health leader and explains why a career in public health has so much to offer.
Congratulations go to inspiring chemist and RSM Fellow Dr Sylvia Anie, who is one of five West African role models celebrated by Ghanaian media to mark the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February.
Professor Craig Jordan, the ‘Father of Tamoxifen’, on his fascination with oestrogen, dealing with the doubters and advice for young biomedical scientists.
Her Majesty The Queen has become the first British Monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee after 70 years of service.
Dr Claire Bayntun, Dr Elizabeth Haxby and Dr Melita Irving describe their time as RSM Trustees.
With nominations open for elected Trustees to join the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, says that he cannot think of a more interesting and exciting time for individuals to consider putting themselves forward. Here he explains what’s involved and how Trustees play an integral role in overseeing the RSM’s strategic goals.
This is an exciting time to join the Council of the RSM as we seek to deliver our new strategy “Better Healthcare for Better Lives”.
Section President Jeshni Amblum-Almér talks about her plans to extend RSM primary care education across the globe.
Professor Humphrey Scott reflects on his first year as Dean of Education at the Royal Society of Medicine and highlights some significant milestones achieved.
Professor Roger Kirby and Michele Acton offer their warmest wishes to all those who are part of the Royal Society of Medicine community.
Here is a selection of prizes with submission deadlines coming up during January and February 2022 for RSM trainee and student members.
Two of our new Section Presidents share their specialty education programmes for the year ahead and describe what being a member of the RSM means to them.
People from around the world and the UK joined a Royal Society of Medicine celebration to mark the centenary of insulin.
The Royal Society of Medicine’s Council passed a special resolution to extend Professor Roger Kirby’s term of office as President by up to one year.
A new collaboration between the Royal Society of Medicine and the World Psychiatric Association is set to expand the learning and education opportunities for psychiatrists across the globe.
The inaugural Sarah Hughes lecture takes place this week, with Line of Duty writer, Jed Mercurio, interviewed by Channel 4’s Victoria Macdonald.
Professor Alan Roberts OBE, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, recipient of the RSM Medal and former RSM Vice-President and Honorary Treasurer has sadly died.
The Royal Society of Medicine is deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Professor Amit Patel, immediate Past President of the RSM’s Section of Pathology.
During this year’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week we were joined by leading authorities who took part in a new RSM programme on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
We were delighted to attend the Future Surgery Show at London Excel. If you were also there we would love to know your thoughts.
The Royal Society of Medicine is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Professor Sir Michael Rutter CBE FRS FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine since 1996.
The Royal Society of Medicine is pleased to announce three new appointments to its Audit and Risk and Finance and Investment committees.
Actor, writer and British Asian Trust ambassador Sanjeev Bhaskar meets Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra, Vice President of the RSM Respiratory Medicine Section
Professor Roger Kirby and Michele Acton discuss the new vision and strategy for the Royal Society of Medicine and what it means for section volunteers, members and staff.
Diverse voices from the Royal Society of Medicine community describe in their own words what the RSM means to them.
Medical missionary, psychiatrist and charity founder, Dr Marjory Foyle celebrates her 100th birthday next week.
Four RSM members, representing diverse fields in healthcare, have been named in the HSJ 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic health leaders.
RSM members can now take advantage of free access to the majority of RSM webinar programmes lasting up to two hours.
Read the latest research paper accepted for publication by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Over 30 new presidents will be taking over the leadership of the specialist education programmes for their sections. Professor Roger Kirby pays tribute to all the section presidents and volunteers who play such a pivotal role in the life and work of the RSM.
RSM Dean Professor Humphrey Scott heads up newly created Programme Approval Committee to oversee the Society’s fresh approach to CPD.
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Dr Kamran Abbasi, editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, has been named by the HSJ as one of the 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health.
The Royal Society of Medicine and the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) have announced a new partnership designed to complement the training and career development of surgical trainees.
A special ceremony was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 27 July to induct global leaders in medical science and healthcare as the Society’s new Honorary Fellows, and to formally inaugurate Professor Roger Kirby as President of the RSM.
We caught up with three former Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellows who described how winning a fellowship has helped their work and career development.
Reporting on a series of RSM videos to provide the public with evidence-based responses to concerns and questions about Covid-19 vaccines.
With government restrictions lifting on 19 July 2021, the RSM is making ensure that our members and visitors remain safe when visiting the RSM at 1 Wimpole Street. Find out what to expect when you visit.
Mr Nick Gash and Mr Richard Farr have been appointed to the Royal Society of Medicine’s Audit and Risk committee, effective from the 12 July 2021.
The Royal Society of Medicine congratulates Michael Gooley CBE, founder of The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity, who has received a knighthood in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Following the recent RSM Council election, three new Trustees will be joining the RSM Council. Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Dr Samantha Shinde and Dr Hiten Patel will take office at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Royal Society of Medicine would like to extend their congratulations to British businessman and philanthropist Dr David Dangoor, who has been recognised with a CBE in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours lists.
The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to the following members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2021.
The Royal Society of Medicine has been made aware of some fraudulent emails being sent to healthcare professionals, claiming to come from the RSM. If you are sent one of these emails, we would suggest that you do not reply to them or open any attachments.
Mimi Malhotra talks about the inequalities in social and built environments from postcode to postcode, their impact on health and how this became the focus of her work when she joined the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme.
Physiotherapist David McWilliams talks about the importance of early mobilisation and how rehabilitation doesn’t stop after discharge for long Covid patients.
Two conversations, two significant contributions to health and wellbeing. Mark Britnell and Tony Adams share their life experiences with RSM members.
Sarah Filson on her career, time on the RSM Council and dealing with imposter syndrome.
Cardiologist Professor Nik Patel to continue playing a lead role in education and learning at the RSM.
Former RSM President Mr B Sethia reflects on what it means to join the distinguished ranks of RSM Honorary Fellows.
Experts offer their advice on the importance of a good sports bra, taking the time to prepare and the boosting qualities of a packet of Haribos.
Find out what is open for members and visitors.
The RSM is looking to appoint a co-opted Chair as well as a further two co-optees for our Audit and Risk Committee.
Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Immediate Past President of the Royal Society of Medicine, has been named as one of 52 newly elected Fellows of the Royal Society.
Key thinkers gather to explore how the pandemic has affected the mental health of children, teachers and school staff.
A glimpse into the working life of Moira Durbridge, critical care nurse, organisational transformation lead at one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts and President of the RSM’s Patient Safety Section.
Dr David Jeffrey explores how studying Shakespeare’s empathic approach could play a role in restoring the human face of medicine.
Dr Martha Bower explores the three pillars of the One Health concept: animals, people and environment.
The 2019/20 Annual Report, which highlights the activities and work of the Royal Society of Medicine during the last academic year, is now available.
The Royal Society of Medicine is delighted to announce that Mr Hamish Thomas has been appointed to Council.
Professor Roger Kirby pays tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The death has been announced of Professor Sir Paul Cosford, Emeritus Medical Director for Public Health England.
Download our reading list covering recommended guidelines and evidence summaries and the links between climate change and health.
Professor Nik Patel reports on progress towards digitally integrated education at the RSM.
Professor Linda Luxon explains why the impact of climate change on health needs to be moved higher up the agenda.
Revising for finals, volunteering as a vaccinator; life’s a juggle for final year medical student Brian Wang.
A recent commentary published by JRSM discusses the challenges and opportunities for undergraduate clinical teaching during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a a new online exhibition coming soon, we take a closer look at some of the hidden gems found in the RSM archives.
The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to Fellows and Associates who were recognised in the New Year Honours List 2021.
Nominations are now being sought for three Elected Council Members to take up post on the RSM Council for a period of three years from 1 October 2021.
As 2020 draws to a close, RSM President Roger Kirby reflects on this extraordinary year, its challenges and the impact the Society has made amid the uncertainty of the pandemic.
In a new, studio-based production TV presenter Kate Garraway hosted a special RSM programme featuring advice and tips for the public from leading medical experts on managing the risk of Covid during the festive season.
Marking 100 years of the Urology Section, we reflect on the establishment of the specialty and its evolution at the RSM.
As Professor Humphrey Scott takes up his new role as the RSM's new Dean, he tells us about his vision for the RSM's educational programme.
We've been improving digital access to the Library's resources to widen access to research and embed learning for RSM members.
Our congratulations go to Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones, President of our Psychiatry Section, who has recently been named Psychiatrist of the Year in the RCPsych Awards 2020.
We have been working hard to create a safe environment for you and your guests and you will notice some changes when you visit.
Dr Claire Bayntun, RSM Trustee, summarises three major themes arising from questions asked by clinicians at the start of the pandemic.
How will COVID-19 impact on oncology care in low and middle income countries? And how is current research in global oncology improving cancer outcomes? These are some of topics being covered at the 5th annual RSM global oncology event on Monday 16 November.
The winners have recently been announced for the 2020 Doctors for the NHS Essay Prize, which has been run this year in collaboration with the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
The Digital Health Section’s recent survey reveal insights into the experiences of people working in health and care services following this rapid transition to new digital health technologies during COVID-19.
The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to the following members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2020.
Dr Kamran Abbasi, editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, has been named in the HSJ Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Power List.
Professor Humphrey Scott has been appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine. He will take up the post on Friday 23 October 2020.
Members of the RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section have collaborated with poet Laura Mucha to write and perform a poem for children to let them know they’re there if they need them.
With the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year upon us, we sit down with the new RSM President Professor Roger Kirby to talk about the transformation of the RSM to ensure its future sustainability.
On Tuesday 28 July 2020, Professor Roger Kirby was inaugurated as President of the Royal Society of Medicine. He takes over from Professor Sir Simon Wessely and will hold office for three years.
The recent announcement of 2019 impact factors for academic journals revealed a significant increase for the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Download our reading list covering recommended guidance for respiratory effects, cardiovascular complications, effects on brain and nervous systems, and research on vaccines for COVID-19.
Professor Sir Simon Wessely gives his final thoughts on his time as RSM President as he hands over the reins.
In March 2020, as the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the NHS became clear, the RSM moved to swiftly to produce a series of webinars to provide essential medical education about this new disease.
Resources on evidence behind black, Asian and ethnic minority patients affected by COVID-19.
Resources on guidelines and evidence summaries about COVID-19 and women's health and pregnancy.
Resources on transmission of COVID-19 in children, and impacts on education and mental health.
With a reach and reputation respected across medicine and healthcare, from the junior to the most senior, the RSM shares how it is supporting UK healthcare during the unprecedented crisis represented by the coronavirus pandemic.
Resources on advice and services available for healthcare professionals struggling with mental health issues during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Resources on outbreak management, infectious diseases and COVID-19.
We’ve created a roundup of official guidance and information, tools and helpful resources on COVID-19 for healthcare professionals, compiled by the RSM Library team.
Hamish Clark recently graduated in medicine and is one of many who has applied for the NHS’s FiY1 posts - a newly created role for final year medical students who can be fast-tracked onto the frontline to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Library is seeking your help to conserve the beautifully illustrated herbal: English Botany, or Coloured Figures of British Plants by James Sowerby, dating back to the 19th century.
Resources about current national clinical trials taking place for potential coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments.
With coronavirus making its impact across the world, the RSM’s CEO Michele Acton here shares how the RSM is adapting to these changing times.
The RSM were sad to hear that Dr Bill Frankland, believed to be our longest serving member, has died aged 108. Here we celebrate his life, and his rich and varied career.
Resources around critical care and ethics for COVID-19, recommended by palliative care specialist Dr Rachel Clarke.
Dr Fiona Moss looks at the NHS Patient Safety Strategy and how it has put education at the heart of its strategy for implementation.
Please read a Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from the Royal Society of Medicine.
At a meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine, key advisers in UK healthcare and law enforcement to discuss quarantine measures in the UK in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
In January, pupils from Westminster Academy had the opportunity to hear Nobel prize winner Sir Paul Nurse discuss ‘What is life?’ at the 2020 RSM Dangoor Lecture.
Dr Carice Ellison-Cliffe has died aged 98 after a short illness. Well-known at the Royal Society of Medicine – Carice and her husband, Dr Percy Cliffe, established an annual eponymous lecture, and after his death Carice set up a travelling fellowship in their name.
The RSM would like to congratulate all of our members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours list.
Dr Marianne Coleman, an orthoptist and research fellow at the University of Surrey, recently presented her research findings, which looked at how the ability to judge distances may be affected by dementia.
The Royal Society of Medicine is saddened to report the death of Professor John Betteridge, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2010 to 2015.
On 1 October 2019 consultant cardiologist Professor Nikhil Patel became Chair of the RSM’s Academic Board. As he began preparing to take on this influential role, he spoke to the RSM about the plans for his term of office.
Read the latest President's update from Sir Simon Wessely.
How will ex-investment banker and former Chief Executive of the UK’s largest charity funding pioneering eye research make the transition to leading an organisation whose mission is to advance health, through education and innovation? New RSM Chief Executive Michele Acton sets out her stall.
Former RSM President Professor Sir Michael Rawlins and former President of the RSM Surgery Section Professor William Thomas were honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the prestigious Zenith Global Healthcare Awards 2019.
The RSM is pleased to announce that consultant cardiologist Professor Nikhil Patel has been elected Chair of the RSM Academic Board.
Following the recent RSM Council election, we are pleased to announce that Dr Melita Irving and Dr Hélène Menagé will be joining the Royal Society of Medicine Council.
Professor Roger Kirby has been named RSM President-Elect. He will take up the post on 1 October 2019, and will succeed Professor Sir Simon Wessely as President in July 2020.
The RSM would like to congratulate all of our members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours list.
Read the latest President's update from Sir Simon Wessely.
The RSM hosted a UK-leading innovation workshop, focused on filling a gap for innovation in bringing together early-stage entrepreneurs with senior clinicians, to spot challenges and new opportunities for the inventions and ideas in med tech.
Nominations are now being sought for the next President of the RSM and two trustees for the RSM Council.
After a long spell, Sir Simon Wessely returns with a new blog update.
The Royal Society of Medicine has announced the appointment of Michele Acton as Chief Executive, joining the RSM from the eye research charity Fight for Sight.
Colorectal trainee surgeon Doctor Jonathan Evans and neurology trainee Dr Peter Jenkins have been named joint winners of the Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year Award for 2017/18.
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Miss Catherine Zabkiewicz.
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Dr Katie Samuel.
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Dr Peter Jenkins.
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Egho Ireo.
In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Dr Jonathan Evans.