Welcome to the April 2021 issue of RSM Engage, the digital magazine for members of the Royal Society of Medicine.

In this issue we bring you a selection of articles that reflect the remarkable scope of activities represented by the Society’s multidisciplinary membership.

The long-term consequences of the pandemic on the mental health of our children and young people is the focus of an article by journalist Ronnie Haydon, who was invited to preview a series of events hosted by the Psychiatry Section in collaboration with the mental health charity Mind.

In the first of our new Day in the life of… series, critical care nurse Moira Durbridge, President of the RSM’s Patient Safety Section, offers a glimpse into her world of organisational transformation and quality improvement at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Palliative care specialist Dr David Jeffrey discusses how studying Shakespeare might be the route to restoring the human face of medicine, while veterinary surgeon Dr Martha Bower explains why those working in human health should be concerned about the health of other animals and the environment.

There’s an update on the RSM’s important new series on climate change, a reminder of approaching prize application deadlines for students and trainees and a round-up of Society news. Finally, there’s a preview of some great spring shopping offers available exclusively to RSM members.

We hope you find this an interesting and thought-provoking collection of articles and look forward to presenting the next issue of RSM Engage in June.

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Education in the time of Covid

Key thinkers gather to explore how the pandemic has affected the mental health of children, teachers and school staff.

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A day in the life of Moira Durbridge, President of the Patient Safety Section

A glimpse into the working life of Moira Durbridge, critical care nurse, organisational transformation lead at one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts and President of the RSM’s Patient Safety Section.

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Engaging with Shakespeare to humanise medicine

Dr David Jeffrey explores how studying Shakespeare’s empathic approach could play a role in restoring the human face of medicine.

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One Nature: One Health: One RSM

Dr Martha Bower explores the three pillars of the One Health concept: animals, people and environment.

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The health emergency of climate change

Missed out on the RSM’s climate change webinars? Catch up on the episodes broadcast so far and find out what’s coming up in the next few weeks.

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Society news

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Hamish Thomas appointed to RSM Council

The Royal Society of Medicine is delighted to announce that Mr Hamish Thomas has been appointed to Council.

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2019/20 Annual Report

The 2019/20 Annual Report, which highlights the activities and work of the Royal Society of Medicine during the last academic year, is now available.

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RSM President pays tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Professor Roger Kirby pays tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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