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Press note: 13 September 2021

Thursday 16 September: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Existing inequalities in LGBTQ+ communities were exacerbated by the pandemic and the government’s control measures, with some LGBTQ+ people struggling with the loss of important community support structures, facing lockdown in hostile environments, and losing access to mental health services. Join this webinar to hear Dr Callum Phillips, LGBTQ+ Lead at The British Student Doctor and BMJ Clegg scholar, explore these issues with Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation; Lizzie Streeter, Lead for LGBT Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin, GP, London and Tavistock GIC, and board member, Spectra CIC. 

Friday 17 September: 9.15am to 4.30pm

This live stream will raise awareness of childhood asthma deaths, promote safe asthma management to mitigate the risks of a fatal asthma attack, discuss controversies in acute asthma management, and present research findings on the experience of families who have suffered from a fatal asthma attack.

Wednesday 15 September: 7.00pm to 8.05pm

Michael Brearley, psychoanalyst and retired English Cricketer who captained Cambridge University, Middlesex, and England, will join Professor Sir Simon Wessely, RSM immediate Past-President, for a conversation about his career in cricket and psychoanalysis, his efforts to integrate different career pathways in sport and psychoanalytics, and how sport encourages people to become the selves they have the potential to be.

Notes to editors

Free press passes are available for all these events. Email media@rsm.ac.uk or call the Royal Society of Medicine Media Office on 07785 182732.

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