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The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is an independent charity, with a mission to advance health, through education and innovation.

As a convener of knowledge, we bring together clinicians, healthcare leaders and experts to deliver more than 300 education events each year in over 50 specialist areas of medicine. Our education programme is designed for healthcare professionals and spans specialist, professional development and general education.

Delivered both online and in-person, the RSM education offering provides a platform for learning and informed debate through a range of diverse voices.

We are home to one of the finest medical libraries in the world, with an extensive collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases.

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

Latest media releases

Zoonotic threats must be integrated into global health security planning, say experts

6 August 2021

The surveillance of zoonotic diseases must be integrated into health security intelligence systems, if future pandemics are to be handled effectively, according to global health practitioners writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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New 10-year patient safety analysis highlights areas for improvement in acute medical units

5 August 2021

New research by Cardiff University and University College London, from a new 10-year analysis of patient safety incidents in hospital acute medical units across England and Wales, recommends to include the introduction of electronic prescribing and monitoring systems, checklists to reduce diagnostic errors, and an increased presence of senior clinicians and pharmacists overnight.

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Royal Society of Medicine welcomes new Honorary Fellows and medal winners

28 July 2021

A special ceremony was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 27 July to induct the Society’s new Honorary Fellows and to formally inaugurate Professor Roger Kirby as President of the RSM.

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People with five or more symptoms in first week of infection more likely to develop long COVID

16 July 2021

The presence of more than five symptoms of COVID-19 in the first week of infection is significantly associated with the development of long COVID, according to a new review published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Diversity in leadership roles essential to engage minority-ethnic medical students with academia

2 July 2021

Minority-ethnic medical students must have more role-models in senior leadership positions if they are to engage with academia, says a group of medical students writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Experts propose ‘five Cs’ to tackle vaccine hesitancy

3 June 2021

The reluctance or refusal to accept Covid-19 vaccinations can be tackled by a five-pronged strategy to addressing the behavioural and socio-demographic factors behind vaccine hesitancy.

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Studying Shakespeare could help medical students connect with patients

2 April 2021

A palliative care doctor has suggested that studying Shakespeare’s plays could help medical students connect more closely with their patients.

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Covid-19: Strategy proposed for safe re-opening of mass live events

20 March 2021

A model that has the potential to support the live events industry to re-open safely at full capacity while reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission has been proposed by a team of public health doctors from Imperial College London and the University of Tartu, Estonia.

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COVID-19: UK’s colour-blind vaccine allocation strategy putting ethnic minorities at higher risk of illness and death

10 March 2021

Omitting ethnic minorities from the vaccine priority list is putting these groups at a significantly higher risk of COVID-19 illness and death.

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Latest press notes

Press note: 19 July 2021

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, health professionals as climate change advocates, and making childbirth safer.

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Press note: 12 July 2021

NHS’s Sir Simon Stevens, psychology in extreme sports and a carer-friendly workforce.

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Press note: 5 July 2021

Fighting for life, spotlight on long Covid, and planetary health through the lens of the pandemic.

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Press note: 28 June 2021

Should we vaccinate children? Sleep as a phenotype and carer-friendly hospitals.

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Press note: 21 June 2021

End of life decision-making, psychological trauma and the global pandemic response.

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Press note: 14 June 2021

David Nott - war doctor, epigenetic clocks, and circadian rhythms in respiratory disease.

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Press note: 7 June 2021

Ecological grief, health security and tackling vaccine hesitancy.

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Press note: 31 May 2021

Tony Adams and alcohol addiction, the latest Covid-19 Q&A round-up, and our post- Brexit diet.

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Past media releases

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