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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, contact:

Rosalind Dewar, Media Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1580 764 713
Mobile: +44 (0)7785 182732
Email: media@rsm.ac.uk

Latest media releases

New research confirms racism in healthcare settings increases vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups Promo

New research confirms racism in healthcare settings increases vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups

The results of the survey, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, indicate a direct effect of racial discrimination on low confidence in the health system to handle the pandemic, which in turn predicted vaccine refusal.

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Austerity is worsening NHS waiting time inequality in Scotland Promo

Austerity is worsening NHS waiting time inequality in Scotland

13 April 2022

Research shows Scottish government’s progress on reducing NHS waiting time inequality is being reversed due to 2010 austerity measures.

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Health and wellbeing of care workers must have a place in UK social care reform - Promo

Health and wellbeing of care workers must have a place in UK social care reform

6 April 2022

The health and wellbeing needs of the social care workforce must be brought in line with the standards set for NHS workers as part of the reform of UK social care.

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‘Covid not over’ says Royal Society of Medicine President and warns against complacency

15 March 2022

Two years after the first UK lockdown, Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Sir Chris Whitty, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, will join a high-profile conference on Thursday 31 March to discuss the future of COVID-19.

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Teachers not adequately trained to respond to mental health problems in children Promo

Teachers not adequately trained to respond to mental health problems in children

11 March 2022

Schools & teachers in desperate need for investment amidst rapid increase of mental health problems in children. 

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

NHS should provide sexual harassment and violence prevention training to employees

2 March 2022

Healthcare risks falling behind other sectors in providing training to help employees address sexual harassment and violence within the workplace.

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Only half of people at risk of cardiovascular disease receive lifestyle support Promo

New analysis shows only half of people at risk of cardiovascular disease receive lifestyle support

18 February 2022

A new 10-year analysis of people in England newly diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity shows only half receive lifestyle support from their GPs.

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Health experts fear impact of deteriorating hostile environment Promo

Health experts fear impact deteriorating hostile environment

9 February 2022

Patient rights must be protected as UK policies and government rhetoric indicate a shift from a hostile environment to an abusive one, say a group of experts and campaigners involved in refugee and migrant health.

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Latest press notes

Press notes: 30 May

Kidneys and the heart, RSM library tour & celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Press notes: 23 May

Painful neuropathies, neurodevelopmental disorders, cardiac imaging & Dr Jennifer Dixon.

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Press notes: 16 May

Curing metastatic cancer, UK’s four Chief Medical Officers & trauma in the maternity journey.

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Press notes: 9 May

Cyber security and health, forensic dentistry & sleep medicine.

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Press notes: 3 May

Trauma in children and our next episode of the COVID-19 Series: Professor Martin McKee.

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Press notes: 25 April

Liver disease, fontan circulation, LGBTQ+ health & Dr Ben Goldacre.

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Press notes: 18 April

Skin through the ages, the biology of ageing, AI fundamentals & tackling inequalities.

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Press notes: 11 April

Surgery masterclass, electrophysiology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Sir Kim Darroch.

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Past media releases

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