Welcome to the April 2023 issue of RSM Engage, our latest collection of news and features for members of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Roger Kirby

Update: Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President

14 April 2023

Professor Roger Kirby, President of the Royal Society of Medicine, reflects on the purpose and convening power of the Society and the conversations that matter in the interconnected world of healthcare today.

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Allyson Egan

Spotlight on the Nephrology Section

14 April 2023 

Dr Allyson Egan, President of the Nephrology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine, talks about the influence of big data sets, integrated care and multidisciplinary learning in renal medicine.

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This much I’ve learnt: Judith Potts

14 April 2023

‘Inspiring young researchers is one of the best things about my work with Esme’s Umbrella.’ Charity leader Judith Potts describes her campaign to raise awareness of devastating visual hallucinations among people with sight loss.

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

UK’s fall down global ranks for life expectancy explained

14 April 2023

Professor Martin McKee considers why the UK has fallen down the global ranks for life expectancy and warns that we ignore the worsening health of our population at our peril.

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Inspiration for tomorrow’s doctors at the RSM

14 April 2023

Students convene world-leading speakers to offer insights, knowledge and practical workshops to help medical students and trainees decide on their future career paths.

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Society news

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Elections 2023: Presidential candidates Q&A

14 April 2023

Join Victoria Macdonald, Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News, to hear the four presidential candidates set out their vision for the RSM and answer pre-submitted questions from RSM members.

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Embed science in everything to meet humanity’s challenges

12 April 2023

Science must be embedded in every decision we make, if we are to meet the challenges facing governments around the world, says former Government Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance.

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Unmasked Voices: Clinicians Out of Hours

14 April 2023

A new RSM Library exhibition by London based visual artist Anupa Sahdev, aims to re-humanise and give voice to clinicians by unmasking and showcasing their creative sides that are often unseen.

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Introducing the RSM's reciprocal clubs

Planning a business trip or holiday? As an RSM member you can access a network of 50+ reciprocal clubs around the world, such as The University Club of Washington DC.

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