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The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is a registered charity and membership organisation. ​Our vision is better healthcare for better lives. By sharing learning and supporting innovation our goal is to be the leading provider of continuing learning to healthcare professionals.

We deliver multidisciplinary, specialist and general education, as well as professional development, drawing on the support of leading experts in over 50 specialist areas of medicine.

We are home to one of the finest physical and digital medical libraries in the world. Our learning resources span a wide collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases.

We connect those involved in and interested in healthcare and, by leveraging expertise from across the RSM, we support, help and inspire the innovators developing the medical products and services of tomorrow.

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Contact the media office

To request a press pass or to inquire about press releases, JRSM papers or filming on RSM premises, email media@rsm.ac.uk or call on 07587 084402

Latest media releases

Rise in people discovered dead and decomposed raises concerns - Promo

Rise in people discovered dead and decomposed raises concerns

22 November 2023 

An exploratory study has raised concerns about the increasing number of people in England and Wales whose bodies are discovered so late that they have decomposed.

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Alcohol 'promotion' detracted from success of Women's World Cup

Alcohol 'promotion' detracted from success of Women's World Cup

29 September 2023 

Broadcasters should avoid focusing on alcohol in crowd shots during major sporting events, such as this summer’s Women’s World Cup final, say researchers.

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Newer diabetes treatments are understudied in Black populations and may be less beneficial

Newer diabetes treatments are understudied in Black populations and may be less beneficial

22 September 2023 

New research analysing the effects of two drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes indicates a consistent lack of cardiovascular and renal benefits in Black populations.

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Over a third of UK medical students do not receive sexual misconduct training - Promo

Over a third of UK medical students do not receive sexual misconduct training

12 September 2023 

More than a third of newly qualified doctors are leaving UK medical schools without any education on sexual misconduct specifically relating to the medical profession according to new research published by JRSM Open.

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New ‘promising medicines’ fund may incentivise commercialisation of high price drugs with weak evidence on clinical benefits

New ‘promising medicines’ fund may incentivise commercialisation of high price drugs

25 August 2023 

A new fund to fast-track patient access to potentially valuable new medicines may incentivise the pharmaceutical industry to develop high priced drugs for rare diseases with weak evidence on clinical benefits.

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AI must not worsen health inequalities for ethnic minority populations - Promo

AI must not worsen health inequalities for ethnic minority populations

20 July 2023

Scientists are urging caution before artificial intelligence (AI) models such as ChatGPT are used in healthcare for ethnic minority populations.

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Lack of registration is limiting access to essential medicines in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - Promo

Lack of registration is limiting access to essential medicines in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

22 June 2023

The lack of registration of medicines in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda is limiting access to safe, effective, and affordable essential medicine. 

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Bodyswaps - Promo (1)

Doctors to harness virtual reality to master navigating difficult conversations

20 June 2023

A new learning module, powered by virtual reality, will train members of the Royal Society of Medicine how to manage difficult conversations with angry patients.

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New analysis of prisoner healthcare - promo

New analysis of prisoner healthcare highlights risks to patient safety

18 May 2023

Substantive changes are needed to improve patient safety in prisons, according to a new study published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (JRSM) and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

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Risk of long COVID higher for people living in most deprived areas - Promo

Risk of long COVID higher for people living in most deprived areas

11 May 2023

New research has found that the risk of long COVID is strongly associated with area-level deprivation, with the odds of having long COVID 46% higher for people from the most deprived areas, compared to those in the least deprived areas.

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NHS should provide sexual harassment and violence prevention training to employees Promo

Only one NHS Trust offers standalone training on sexual harassment intervention, study shows

05 May 2023

Only one NHS Trust offers its staff training focused on how to intervene when they witness sexual harassment at work, according to new research published in JRSM Open.

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Single-use surgical items contribute two-thirds of carbon footprint of products used in common operations - promo

Single-use surgical items contribute two-thirds of carbon footprint of products used in common operations

14 April 2023 

A new analysis of the carbon footprint of products used in the five most common surgical operations carried out in the NHS in England shows that 68% of carbon contributions come from single-use items, such as single-use gowns, patient drapes and instrument table drapes.

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New global ranking for life expectancy shows decades-long UK decline - Promo

New global ranking for life expectancy shows decades-long UK decline

16 March 2023

A new analysis of global rankings of life expectancy over seven decades shows the UK has done worse than all G7 countries except the USA.

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Organ damage for 59% of patients with long COVID continues a year after initial symptoms - Promo

Organ damage for 59% of patients with long COVID continues a year after initial symptoms

15 February 2023

A new comprehensive study of organ impairment in long COVID patients over 12 months shows organ damage persisted in 59% of patients a year after initial symptoms, even in those not severely affected when first diagnosed with the virus.

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Remote symptom reporting systems for patients may reduce outpatient waiting lists - Promo

Remote symptom reporting systems for patients may reduce outpatient waiting lists

10 February 2023

Digital systems for patients to monitor and report symptoms remotely may offer a solution to reduce outpatient waiting lists, according to a new review published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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The Golden Age of Melancholy - Promo

Exhibition: The Golden Age of Melancholy, Royal Society of Medicine Library

16 January 2023

A new exhibition of historical medical literature has opened at the Royal Society of Medicine, offering a glimpse into the many ways in which melancholy was understood during the early modern period (1550-1750).

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JRSM Magazines

Prudent healthcare approach key to transforming health and care system

09 December 2022

A prudent approach to health and care, incorporating the values people, patients and local communities attribute to their health and care services, is key to transforming the health and care system.

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Developing a shared definition of self-driven healthcare - Promo

Self-driven healthcare can improve health outcomes and reduce costs

02 December 2022

A vision for building sustainable, self-driven healthcare spanning primary care, secondary care and the wider health and social care system has been set out by medical innovators writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Visa cap for international doctors - Promo

Urgent need for increase in visa cap for international doctors

11 November 2022

There is an urgent need to increase the cap on visas to allow more international medical graduates to work and train in the NHS.

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Gillian Leng - use this

Professor Gillian Leng CBE appointed Dean of Education at the Royal Society of Medicine

17 October 2022

Professor Gillian Leng CBE has been appointed the next Dean of Education at the Royal Society of Medicine. She will take up her post on 24 October 2022.

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Sarah Hughes - Promo

BBC journalists win award for exposing false science behind Covid ‘miracle drug’

12 October 2022

Royal Society of Medicine and Medical Journalists' Association announce winners of inaugural Sarah Hughes Trust Prize.

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No quick fix for COVID 19 - Hero

No quick fix for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among UK South Asian communities

05 October 2022

The complex, multiple factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and scepticism among UK South Asian communities mean ‘quick fix’ solutions to increase uptake of the vaccines will be ineffective, according to new research published by JRSM Open.

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