About this section

The Medicine and Society Section (MSS) aims to bridge the gap between medicine and the other health and care professions, and the RSM and the external world. The MSS Council has members from diverse backgrounds who work collaboratively and creatively with other sections and other institutions, in partnership with patient and carer representatives.  MSS (previously called the Open Section) explores the potential, and the effects, of medical advances and scientific innovations on society, as well as changes in national policy, professional practice, and education, to explore how these can improve outcomes for patients, and the working environment for staff.

 

The MSS has adopted three key themes with which to work in partnership. Patient and public involvement; putting data that exists at system level to best use in the interest of care outcomes. Inequality as a determinant of health; integration of systems, partnerships, collaboration between stakeholders. Lastly, getting the right infrastructure in place, e.g., built environment, data processing architecture, working with industry and SMEs.

 

MSS provides topical, interesting, and varied inter-professional conferences, espousing a multi-dimensional - physical, mental, social, and spiritual - understanding of health and wellbeing in the context of change and transformation of health systems.  MSS Council is always open to new ideas and suggestions, do get in touch if you have ideas that you would like to explore with us.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr Nicola Stingelin
Honorary Treasurer

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Fellow

For working doctors and consultants (FY1 to ST8), retired doctors, and those holding senior management positions in medicine or healthcare.

Fellow

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For scientists and other professionals with a proven interest (or role) in the healthcare sector, but who do not hold a medical qualification.

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For those studying medicine, dentistry or another healthcare-related subject, who are on their way to becoming a qualified medical or healthcare professional.

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