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2022

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RSM celebrates trainees’ success in prestigious essay prize

Congratulations go to Dr Gbenga Adesoye and Dr Iona Lyell who, as joint third winners of the Peter Fisher Essay Competition Prize, win a year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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The Royal Family and the RSM

Find out more about the role the Royal Family has played in the life of the RSM. 

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Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

President Professor Roger Kirby pays his respects to Her Majesty The Queen. 

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This much I’ve learnt: George Adams

George Adams describes how dance movement psychotherapy can help people living with Parkinson’s and dementia.

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Coming up at the RSM this autumn…

This autumn, discover the opportunities to support your professional development and extend your networks with the RSM’s programme of meetings and resources.

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Spotlight on the Ophthalmology Section

Incoming President Mr Graham Duguid talks about his fascination with the specialty.

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First surgical masterclass with Cleveland Clinic takes place

The free event on 1 September 2022 was the first in a series of five surgical masterclasses in partnership with Cleveland Clinic.

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With health data at our fingertips, why don’t we know our blood pressure?

Technology has put vast swathes of personal health data at our fingertips. We can monitor our weight, track exercise, measure sleep, count calories, so why don’t we routinely check our blood pressure? 

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UK’s first direct debit travel card with no fees and no need to transfer funds between accounts

We are excited to launch a Royal Society of Medicine debit and travel card for our members, which will work seamlessly with your existing UK high street bank account.

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RSM Library unveils gift of English Delftware apothecary jars

Read about the fascinating collection of English Delftware apothecary jars recently donated to the RSM Library.

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Professor Mary Bishop: first 100 days as RSM Director of Learning

Professor Mary Bishop talks about her vision for the evolution of the RSM’s renowned education programme.

 

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Untangling the messiness of mental illness is key to tackling inequalities

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.

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Seven habits of effective doctors

The President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, has suggested seven habits that doctors should adopt to excel in their role.

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Appointment of Sanjay Shah as Honorary Treasurer and retirement of Richard Murley

The Royal Society of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sanjay Shah to Council with effect from 26 July 2022.

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Experts share latest data, research and treatments at diabetes conference

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.

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RSM President calls for medical training overhaul as MPs raise alarm about NHS “workforce crisis”

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.

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Celebrating long service for two RSM staff members

Congratulations to our longstanding staff members Beata Coffey and Karen Clark on an incredible combined 70 years working at the RSM.

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Cerebral Palsy and companionship: no longer feeling alone

Read Scarlett Murray's moving account of speaking at the RSM on her experience of life with cerebral palsy.

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Wes Streeting MP's plan for a more sustainable NHS

The Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care spoke in front of a live audience at the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Baroness Sally Greengross remembered

One of the world’s leading age advocates, Baroness Sally Greengross, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, has died.

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Tackling Inequalities conference rescheduled for September 2022

Keynote speeches from leading experts Dr Bola Owolabi and Professor Sir Michael Marmot among packed agenda. 

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World ranking boost for Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

JRSM ranked 11 out of the world’s top 20 general medical journals in latest Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

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Nick Robinson at the RSM

Nick Robinson joined Professor Sir Simon Wessely at the RSM on Wednesday 6 July, the eve of Boris Johnson's resignation.

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Royal Society of Medicine to work with International Academy of Nutrition Educators

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.

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Obituary: Professor Sir Colin Blakemore

Remembering Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Tribute to Dr Steve Furniss

The Royal Society of Medicine is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected death of RSM member Dr Steve Furniss.

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RSM members elect four new Council Trustees and Vice-President appointed

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.

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It’s time to deliver on children’s mental health, says Children’s Commissioner

Dame Rachel De Souza spoke at a special RSM event on addressing the crisis in young people’s mental health.

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Dame Lesley Regan appointed Women's Health Ambassador

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.

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RSM teams up with Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

The Royal Society of Medicine has formed a new partnership with the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD).

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Spotlight on the Odontology Section

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. 

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This much I’ve learnt: Dr Tim Ringrose

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.

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Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship 2022 now open for applications

Applications are invited for the prestigious 2022 Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowships.

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Advancing women in healthcare leadership

The RSM's 'Advancing women in healthcare leadership' conference provided a platform for diverse views, stimulating ideas and vigorous debate.

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2022

The Royal Society of Medicine would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022.

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Former royal physician talks of dangerous interplay between heart and kidneys

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. 

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Dame Parveen Kumar – a beacon of achievement on her 80th birthday

Dame Parveen Kumar, who celebrated her 80th birthday on 1 June, has made an immense contribution to science and medicine throughout her illustrious career.

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When inequality is baked in before birth, it can’t remain a fringe concern

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.

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Eight extraordinary medical breakthroughs during The Queen’s 70-year reign

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. 

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Neuropathic pain is like a silent scream, says BBC presenter

BBC broadcaster Fiona Talkington tells RSM audience of her experience of living with neuropathic pain. 

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Promising signs for long-term impact of cancer immunotherapy, says 2022 Stevens Lecturer

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.

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RSM President gives evidence in Parliament on retaining doctors

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.

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Vote now in Royal Society of Medicine Trustees election

Members can now vote for four new Elected Council Members (Trustees) to serve on the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Professor Mary Bishop appointed Director of Learning at Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Bishop will oversee the charity’s drive to deliver multidisciplinary specialist and general education.

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Aspiring medical students learn from doctors

Students from Mulberry Academy Shoreditch visited the RSM to meet and learn from experienced and new doctors.

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The Stevens lecture 2022

Hear Professor James Larkin, Consultant Medical Oncologist from The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, provide insights into a possible cure for metastatic solid tumours.

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Promoting health and wellbeing through children’s education

Introducing an important new series from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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This much I’ve learnt: Dr Larry Fitton

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.

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Spotlight on the Cardiology 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.

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Prizes and awards round-up

See the upcoming deadlines and find out why applying for an RSM prize or award could benefit your career. 

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Tackling inequalities: could Covid’s legacy be a great redistribution of health?

The impact of COVID-19 highlighted inequalities in healthcare unlike ever before. Could this mean lasting change for the nation? 

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Sarah Hughes Trust opens prize for journalism that exposes fake health news

Submissions are invited from healthcare practitioners, trainees and established journalists who have debunked fake news in the field of health or medical journalism.

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UK healthcare leaders announced for RSM Tackling Inequalities conference

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.

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Chris Whitty praises “astonishing” medical and scientific response to Covid

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.

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Researchers’ race to control Covid captured in new timeline

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.

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Royal Society of Medicine releases three-minute video to mark second anniversary of UK lockdown

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.

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Edinburgh and Queen Mary medical students win history of medicine prize

The History of Medicine Society held a special event at the RSM to award its 2022 Norah Schuster prize. 

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Delivering change in uncertain times

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. 

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Royal Society of Medicine recognises women in healthcare on #IWD22

The Royal Society of Medicine is sharing inspiring stories today of women in healthcare, medicine and science, to mark International Women’s Day 2022.

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RSM to launch major programme on health inequalities with special conference

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.

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Recognising International Women’s Day with RSM Pathology Section President Professor Mary Sheppard

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. 

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Professor Linda Luxon steps down from Council

Professor Linda Luxon has stepped down as an RSM Council trustee and Honorary Treasurer, due to personal reasons.

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RSM Director Nigel Collett to retire

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.

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Points north – spotlight on the Coloproctology Section

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. 

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A sustainable NHS

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.

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Population genomics for cancer screening

See the highlights from our latest public lecture: The London Clinic, delivered by Professor Ranjit Manchanda, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology and Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist.

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From Shakespeare to Shelley: How medicine influenced literature

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.

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RCSI Bahrain and the RSM working together

Welcoming RCSI Bahrain students, faculty and newly qualified graduates to the RSM.

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A day in the life of Professor Maggie Rae: President of the Epidemiology & Public Health Section

Professor Maggie Rae describes her work as a public health leader and explains why a career in public health has so much to offer.

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RSM Fellow inspires on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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.

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This much I’ve learnt: Professor Craig Jordan

Professor Craig Jordan, the ‘Father of Tamoxifen’, on his fascination with oestrogen, dealing with the doubters and advice for young biomedical scientists.

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Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on celebrating her platinum jubilee

Her Majesty The Queen has become the first British Monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee after 70 years of service.

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Why you should consider becoming an RSM Trustee

Dr Claire Bayntun, Dr Elizabeth Haxby and Dr Melita Irving describe their time as RSM Trustees. 

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What it means to become an RSM Trustee

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.

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Nominations being sought for Trustees to join the RSM Council

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”. 

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2021

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Spotlight on the General Practice with Primary Care Section

Section President Jeshni Amblum-Almér talks about her plans to extend RSM primary care education across the globe.

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Humphrey Scott

Looking back on a year of change at the RSM

Professor Humphrey Scott reflects on his first year as Dean of Education at the Royal Society of Medicine and highlights some significant milestones achieved.

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A festive message from our President and Chief Executive

Professor Roger Kirby and Michele Acton offer their warmest wishes to all those who are part of the Royal Society of Medicine community.

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Upcoming prize submission deadlines

Here is a selection of prizes with submission deadlines coming up during January and February 2022 for RSM trainee and student members. 

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Meet the Presidents

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.

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Celebrating 100 years of insulin

People from around the world and the UK joined a Royal Society of Medicine celebration to mark the centenary of insulin.

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President Kirby’s term of office extended

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.

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A new collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association

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.

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Sarah Hughes Memorial Lecture with Jed Mercurio and Victoria Macdonald

The inaugural Sarah Hughes lecture takes place this week, with Line of Duty writer, Jed Mercurio, interviewed by Channel 4’s Victoria Macdonald.

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Tributes paid to Professor Alan Roberts OBE

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.

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In memory of Professor Amit Patel

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.

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Shining a spotlight on AMR, the ‘slow pandemic’, with Professor Dame Sally Davies

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).

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RSM visits the Future Surgery Show

We were delighted to attend the Future Surgery Show at London Excel. If you were also there we would love to know your thoughts. 

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Professor Sir Michael Rutter 1933 - 2021

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.

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Royal Society of Medicine announces three new governance appointments

The Royal Society of Medicine is pleased to announce three new appointments to its Audit and Risk and Finance and Investment committees.

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In conversation with Sanjeev Bhaskar

Actor, writer and British Asian Trust ambassador Sanjeev Bhaskar meets Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra, Vice President of the RSM Respiratory Medicine Section

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A new strategy for the RSM: Better healthcare for better lives

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.

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Photo exhibition in celebration of the RSM’s new strategy

Diverse voices from the Royal Society of Medicine community describe in their own words what the RSM means to them.

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Saluting Dr Marjory Foyle on her 100th birthday

Medical missionary, psychiatrist and charity founder, Dr Marjory Foyle celebrates her 100th birthday next week.

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RSM members named as influential minority ethnic health leaders

Four RSM members, representing diverse fields in healthcare, have been named in the HSJ 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic health leaders.

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Free webinars for RSM members

RSM members can now take advantage of free access to the majority of RSM webinar programmes lasting up to two hours.

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New analysis shows benefits of offering two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 12-17 clearly outweigh risks

Read the latest research paper accepted for publication by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Welcoming the RSM’s new section presidents

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.

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New continuing professional development arrangements at 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 recognised as influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic leader

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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.

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Boost for surgical trainees as new partnership announced

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.

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The Royal Society of Medicine welcomes new Honorary Fellows and medal winners

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.

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Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowships – boosting careers, changing lives

We caught up with three former Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellows who described how winning a fellowship has helped their work and career development.

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Vaccine hesitancy videos make a big impact

Reporting on a series of RSM videos to provide the public with evidence-based responses to concerns and questions about Covid-19 vaccines.

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How we are keeping you safe when you visit the RSM

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.

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Two new appointments to the Royal Society of Medicine’s Audit and Risk committee

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.

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Knighthood for RSM benefactor

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.

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New Trustees elected to RSM Council

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.

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Dr David Dangoor recognised with CBE

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.

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2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours: RSM members recognised

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. 

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Fraudulent emails to look out for

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.

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A day in the life of Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra, Vice President of the RSM Respiratory Medicine Section

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.

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Improving long Covid recovery outcomes through rehabilitation

Physiotherapist David McWilliams talks about the importance of early mobilisation and how rehabilitation doesn’t stop after discharge for long Covid patients.

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Visionary conversations at the RSM

Two conversations, two significant contributions to health and wellbeing. Mark Britnell and Tony Adams share their life experiences with RSM members.

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This much I’ve learnt: Dr Sarah Filson

Sarah Filson on her career, time on the RSM Council and dealing with imposter syndrome.

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Professor Nik Patel re-elected as Chair of Academic Board

Cardiologist Professor Nik Patel to continue playing a lead role in education and learning at the RSM.

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Looking forward to welcoming new RSM Honorary Fellows

Former RSM President Mr B Sethia reflects on what it means to join the distinguished ranks of RSM Honorary Fellows.

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In pictures: Performance tips for extreme and endurance events

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.

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We’re re-opening the RSM at 1 Wimpole Street

Find out what is open for members and visitors.

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Job opportunity: Chair and two Co-optees of the Audit and Risk Committee

The RSM is looking to appoint a co-opted Chair as well as a further two co-optees for our Audit and Risk Committee.

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Professor Sir Simon Wessely elected Fellow of The Royal Society

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.

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Education in the time of Covid

Key thinkers gather to explore how the pandemic has affected the mental health of children, teachers and school staff.

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A day in the life of Moira Durbridge, President of the Patient Safety Section

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.

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Engaging with Shakespeare to humanise medicine

Dr David Jeffrey explores how studying Shakespeare’s empathic approach could play a role in restoring the human face of medicine.

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One Nature: One Health: One RSM

Dr Martha Bower explores the three pillars of the One Health concept: animals, people and environment.

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2019/20 Annual Report

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.

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Hamish Thomas appointed to RSM Council

The Royal Society of Medicine is delighted to announce that Mr Hamish Thomas has been appointed to Council.

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RSM President pays tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Professor Roger Kirby pays tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Tribute to Professor Sir Paul Cosford

The death has been announced of Professor Sir Paul Cosford, Emeritus Medical Director for Public Health England.

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Climate change series: Resources on health and climate change

Download our reading list covering recommended guidelines and evidence summaries and the links between climate change and health.

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The road towards digital education at the RSM

Professor Nik Patel reports on progress towards digitally integrated education at the RSM.

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Confronting the health challenges of climate change

Professor Linda Luxon explains why the impact of climate change on health needs to be moved higher up the agenda.

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Joining the effort in vaccinating against COVID-19

Revising for finals, volunteering as a vaccinator; life’s a juggle for final year medical student Brian Wang.

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Making up for lost time in medical education

A recent commentary published by JRSM discusses the challenges and opportunities for undergraduate clinical teaching during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Discover treasures of the RSM

With a a new online exhibition coming soon, we take a closer look at some of the hidden gems found in the RSM archives.

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RSM members recognised in the New Year Honours List 2021

The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to Fellows and Associates who were recognised in the New Year Honours List 2021.

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Nominations being sought for Trustees to join the RSM Council

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.

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2020

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A message at Christmas from RSM President Professor Roger Kirby

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.

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Talking to the public about Covid-19

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.

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100 years of urology at the Royal Society of Medicine

Marking 100 years of the Urology Section, we reflect on the establishment of the specialty and its evolution at the RSM.

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A message from new RSM Dean Professor Humphrey Scott

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.

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A quiet transformation for the RSM Library

We've been improving digital access to the Library's resources to widen access to research and embed learning for RSM members.

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Psychiatrist of the Year 2020

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.

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Your safety while visiting the RSM

We have been working hard to create a safe environment for you and your guests and you will notice some changes when you visit.

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COVID-19 Series: Questions asked by clinicians

Dr Claire Bayntun, RSM Trustee, summarises three major themes arising from questions asked by clinicians at the start of the pandemic.

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Addressing the disparities in global cancer care

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.

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Winners announced for 2020 Doctors for the NHS Essay Prize

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.

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COVID-19: Insights from the rapid transition to digital technology

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.

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2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours : RSM members recognised

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. 

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JRSM editor Dr Kamran Abbasi joins HSJ BAME power list

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.

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Professor Humphrey Scott appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Humphrey Scott has been appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine. He will take up the post on Friday 23 October 2020.

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Listen up! Paediatricians co-write and perform a poem for children

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.

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Meet Roger Kirby, the Society’s new President

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.

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Professor Roger Kirby becomes President of the Royal Society of Medicine

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.

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Impact factor increase for Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

The recent announcement of 2019 impact factors for academic journals revealed a significant increase for the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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COVID-19 conference: Resources and recommended reading

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.

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President’s update: July 2020

Professor Sir Simon Wessely gives his final thoughts on his time as RSM President as he hands over the reins.

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RSM Covid-19 webinars: making an impact

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.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on BAME healthcare

Resources on evidence behind black, Asian and ethnic minority patients affected by COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on women's health and pregnancy

Resources on guidelines and evidence summaries about COVID-19 and women's health and pregnancy.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on childcare

Resources on transmission of COVID-19 in children, and impacts on education and mental health.

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RSM’s coronavirus support for healthcare professionals

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.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on mental health

Resources on advice and services available for healthcare professionals struggling with mental health issues during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on infectious diseases

Resources on outbreak management, infectious diseases and COVID-19.

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COVID-19 resources roundup

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.

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Applying for FiY1 and entering the NHS during this time of crisis

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.

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Support our vital conservation work in the Library

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.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on COVID-19 national trials

Resources about current national clinical trials taking place for potential coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments.

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RSM life in the time of COVID-19

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.

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Remembering Dr Bill Frankland

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.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources for palliative care

Resources around critical care and ethics for COVID-19, recommended by palliative care specialist Dr Rachel Clarke.

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Notes from the Dean: Patient safety - a syllabus for everyone

Dr Fiona Moss looks at the NHS Patient Safety Strategy and how it has put education at the heart of its strategy for implementation.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Please read a Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from the Royal Society of Medicine.

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COVID-19 outbreak: Key advisers discuss quarantine measures

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.

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Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse inspires GCSE students

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.

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Dr Carice Ellison-Cliffe obituary

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.

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RSM members recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2020

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.

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Research jointly funded by RSM presented at Ophthalmology Section meeting

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.

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Professor John Betteridge obituary

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.

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Q&A with Nik Patel: meet the new Chair for RSM Academic Board

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.

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President's update: October 2019

Read the latest President's update from Sir Simon Wessely.

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Meet Michele Acton: The Society’s new Chief Executive

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.

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RSM members honoured at Zenith Global Healthcare Awards 2019

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.

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Professor Nikhil Patel elected Chair of RSM Academic Board

The RSM is pleased to announce that consultant cardiologist Professor Nikhil Patel has been elected Chair of the RSM Academic Board.

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New trustees joining the RSM Council

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.

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Professor Roger Kirby named RSM President-Elect

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.

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Birthday Honours 2019: RSM members recognised

The RSM would like to congratulate all of our members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours list.

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President's update: May 2019

Read the latest President's update from Sir Simon Wessely.

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Early career researchers gather for RSM mentoring workshop

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.

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Nominations being sought for RSM President and Trustees

Nominations are now being sought for the next President of the RSM and two trustees for the RSM Council.

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President's update: March 2019

After a long spell, Sir Simon Wessely returns with a new blog update.

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Royal Society of Medicine appoints Michele Acton as new Chief Executive

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.

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Joint winners triumph in Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year finals

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.

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Meet Catherine Zabkiewicz: Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year finalist

In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Miss Catherine Zabkiewicz.

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Meet Katie Samuel: Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year finalist

In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Dr Katie Samuel.

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Meet Peter Jenkins: Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year finalist

In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Dr Peter Jenkins.

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Meet Egho Ireo: Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year finalist

In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Egho Ireo.

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Meet Jonathan Evans: Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year finalist

In the lead up to the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year awards, we spoke to Dr Jonathan Evans.

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