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

In this issue, infectious diseases and microbiology specialist registrar Dr Sarah Filson talks about her time as an RSM Trustee as she concludes her term as Trainee representative on the Society’s Council; and our Day in the life of… series continues with Dr Mimi Malhotra who talks about life as a clinical fellow during her 12-month stint with the Health Foundation.

Two recent guests at the RSM’s In Conversation Live webinar series, senior health leader Mark Britnell and former England and Arsenal football player Tony Adams, offer different perspectives on their contributions to healthcare; and ahead of his participation at an important RSM event exploring long Covid, physiotherapist Dr David McWilliams describes the reality of life on the wards looking after the complex needs of these patients.

There’s a glimpse inside the world of preparing for extreme and elite sport events, and in the latest commentary published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group of population health, demographic, epidemiology and behavioural scientists propose an approach to tackling the behavioural and socio-demographic factors behind vaccine hesitancy.

Former RSM President Mr B Sethia explains what it means to him to join the distinguished ranks of RSM Honorary Fellows and in other Society News there’s an update on the recent re-election of Professor Nik Patel as Chairman of the Academic Board.

The next issue of RSM Engage will be out in the summer. In the meantime, we hope you can spend some time reading these latest updates from the RSM community.

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A day in the life of Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra, Vice President of the RSM Respiratory Medicine Section

Mimi Malhotra talks about the inequalities in social and built environments from postcode to postcode, their impact on health and how this became the focus of her work when she joined the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme.

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Improving long Covid recovery outcomes through rehabilitation

Physiotherapist David McWilliams talks about the importance of early mobilisation and how rehabilitation doesn’t stop after discharge for long Covid patients.

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Society news

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Looking forward to welcoming new RSM Honorary Fellows

Former RSM President Mr B Sethia reflects on what it means to join the distinguished ranks of RSM Honorary Fellows.

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This much I’ve learnt: Dr Sarah Filson

Sarah Filson on her career, time on the RSM Council and dealing with imposter syndrome.

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Professor Nik Patel re-elected as Chair of Academic Board

Cardiologist Professor Nik Patel to continue playing a lead role in education and learning at the RSM.

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Other stories

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Visionary conversations at the RSM

Two conversations, two significant contributions to health and wellbeing. Mark Britnell and Tony Adams share their life experiences with RSM members.

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In pictures: Performance tips for extreme and endurance events

Experts offer their advice on the importance of a good sports bra, taking the time to prepare and the boosting qualities of a packet of Haribos.

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Experts propose ‘five Cs’ to tackle vaccine hesitancy

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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You can play a lasting role in advancing health by choosing to remember the Royal Society of Medicine in your Will.

Your contribution will play a part in providing high-quality education and providing a forum for topical lectures and discussions. It will support our library as a bedrock of medical knowledge and learning, and as we look to the future, help strengthen our ambition to build on our traditional strengths while harnessing the power of new learning technologies and innovative approaches to expand our reach.

For more information about how you can write or update your Will or about the benefits of remembering the Society in your Will please email tanya.bukvic@rsm.ac.uk.