Professor Maggie Rae describes her work as a public health leader and explains why a career in public health has so much to offer.
Welcome to the February 2022 issue of RSM Engage, a collection of the latest news and features for members of the Royal Society of Medicine.
The issue begins with a day in the life of Professor Maggie Rae, influential public health leader and President of the RSM’s Epidemiology & Public Health Section.
Professor Steven Brown gives us a glimpse into the work of the Coloproctology Section, we hear from RSM Honorary Fellow and ‘Father of Tamoxifen’ Professor Craig Jordan, and there’s a heads-up for the RSM’s COVID-19 Conference – Two Years On, taking place at the end of March.
Two new papers from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine are featured, the first an analysis of the 48.9% increase in opioid-related hospital admissions and the second a commentary about the impact of the hostile environment on refugee and migrant health.
There's an interview with two leaders in healthcare on the impact of climate change, and an update on the partnership with RCSI Bahrain to provide their students, staff and newly qualified graduates with access to the RSM’s education and learning resources.
There’s news too of the new Medicine and Literature library exhibition, a word on the latest public lecture at the RSM, and a reminder of the deadline for nominations for Trustee positions on the Council of the RSM.
Finally, if your thoughts are turning to holidays, there’s a round-up of the travel benefits and discounts available through your RSM membership.
Coloproctology Section President Professor Steven Brown talks about his plans to promote links with colleagues in northern cities, with free to attend events and networking opportunities.
Professor Craig Jordan, the ‘Father of Tamoxifen’, on his fascination with oestrogen, dealing with the doubters and advice for young biomedical scientists.
NHS Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr Nick Watts and the RSM's Professor Linda Luxon on how the NHS is a key player in the fight against climate change.
Welcoming RCSI Bahrain students, faculty and newly qualified graduates to the RSM.
A study led by researchers at the London School of Economics and published in JRSM, shows an increase in opioid misuse resulting in a significant rise of hospital admissions.
A group of experts and campaigners involved in refugee and migrant health highlight the importance of protecting patient rights as UK policies and government indicate a shift from a hostile environment to an abusive one.
This special three-hour programme, to be held two years after the first UK lockdown, will bring together leading authorities on COVID-19 to take stock of the pandemic’s impact and discuss the best approaches for the endemic stage and the next pandemic threat.
With nominations open for elected Trustees to join the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, says that he cannot think of a more interesting and exciting time for individuals to consider putting themselves forward. Here he explains what’s involved and how Trustees play an integral role in overseeing the RSM’s strategic goals.
See the highlights from our latest public lecture: The London Clinic, delivered by Professor Ranjit Manchanda, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology and Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist.
This new library exhibition will explore medical themes in literature and look at those who've left the world of medicine behind to become some of our best-loved wordsmiths.