why the RSM needs to raise funds

The Royal Society of Medicine is a charity, independent and apolitical, and receives no state funding.

The Society relies on membership fees and donations to fund its provision of postgraduate medical education for doctors and other healthcare professionals.

The Society is grateful to a substantial number of philanthropic donors who, through their generosity, play an essential role in helping the RSM:

  • bring together patients, carers and doctors to share vital medical information
  • provide medical education across 60 areas of special interest
  • contribute to the running of superb educational and meeting facilities, supported by state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment
  • support the RSM Library, which houses one of the largest and most important collections of medical learning in the world

Sir Marcus Setchell FRCS FRCOG
"A few years ago, I chaired the organising committee for a multi-disciplinary meeting on Assisted Conception and its social and legal consequences. The meeting (and its organising committee) typified the unique breadth of the Royal Society of Medicine. There were doctors, nurses, health service managers, priests, laboratory scientists, counsellors, ethicists, journalists and others participating. Where else can that happen?"


Dr Stephanie Cook MBE BM BCH
"When I first qualified as a doctor in 1997, I was competing internationally as a modern pentathlete – a career which peaked in 2000 when I won the Olympic Gold medal in Sydney, followed by the European and World Championship Golds in 2001. My involvement with the Royal Society of Medicine began in 1998 when I was honoured to receive a GlaxoWellcome Fellowship. It has been a huge professional and personal boost to me, and I enjoyed the opportunity to speak at an open meeting of the Section of Sports Medicine. I look forward to continuing my involvement for years to come."