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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

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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Tackling Inequalities - Phase 2 - Promo

Inequalities ‘most significant threat’ to public health, warns Vice-President of Royal Society of Medicine

30 August 2022

Inequalities are the most significant threat to public health in the UK, a top doctor has warned ahead of a major conference at the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Poor must not shoulder responsibility for reducing healthcare carbon emissions Promo

Poor must not shoulder responsibility for reducing healthcare carbon emissions

10 August 2022

The pursuit of net zero healthcare risks targeting the poor and exacerbating existing unfair heath inequalities unless careful consideration is given to the re-allocation of healthcare resources.

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Long COVID patient registry could support long-term monitoring and service improvements Promo

Long COVID patient registry could support long-term monitoring and service improvements

27 July 2022

Recommendations for a voluntary Long COVID patient registry or similar mechanism to monitor the condition in Wales over the long-term offer could support service improvement and offer insight for other future patient registries and health policy decisions.

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Relaunched doctor reward scheme is missed opportunity for fairer reform

7 July 2022

The new national scheme for rewarding clinical excellence in the NHS is a missed opportunity to design a fairer system and one that recognises the collective effort of teams over individuals, according to a new paper.

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NHS complaint-handling policies could do more to support learning from concerns raised Promo

NHS complaint-handling policies could do more to support learning from concerns raised

1 June 2022

The current design of national policies for complaint handling in NHS hospitals in England means there is too much focus on assessing a complaint’s validity and not enough on learning from the concerns raised, according to a new study published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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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

6 May 2022

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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Latest press notes

Press notes: 3 October

Adolescent musculoskeletal injuries, Myocarditis post-pandemic & Trainee research prize presentations.

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Press notes: 26 September

Genetics of ancestry, Cardiology, Allergy medicine & COVID and the brain.

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Press notes: 5 September

Inflammatory bowel disease, Belief and disassociation & Professor Sharon Peacock.

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Press notes: 29 August

COVID-19 bivalent vaccine, Professor Sharon Peacock & valvular heart disease.

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Press notes: 11 July

Wes Streeting, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Type-2 diabetes & volunteers in secondary care.

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Press notes: 4 July

Living well and independently for longer, cerebral palsy as a lifelong condition & Nick Robinson, BBC political broadcaster.

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Press notes: 27 June

Understanding syncope, head and neck imaging, preparing for surgery & Prof Yvonne Doyle CBE.

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Press notes: 20 June

Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner, Artemis Cooper, biographer acute cardiomyopathies & emergency medicine.

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Past media releases

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