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The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the RSM promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine. 


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COVID-19 Series: GP perspective on the crisis - Episode 48

This episode will feature Professor Martin Marshall CBE, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners and former Deputy Chief Medical Officer, speaking about general practice and the pandemic with RSM President Professor Roger Kirby. The two will look at how general practice was positioned at the start of the crisis, how it responded to the need for infection control, and the support general practice has provided for acute COVID sufferers, vulnerable patients, and those with long COVID.

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Embodied brains and disembodied minds: Reviving the golden age of neurology

V.S. Ramachandran, the renowned neurologist and neuroscientist, will give a fascinating session on how the brain and body interact. He will use case descriptions to illustrate how each requires the other and each impacts on the other - often with non-intuitive results.

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The ageing immune system

Covid-19 has shown how elderly individuals do not respond to immune challenge as robustly as the young. This webinar will explore the implications of immune-system senescence for clinical practice in hospital medicine and surgery, and in the community.

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Personalised mental health services

Discover how personalised medicine can be used in mental health services. 

Our panel will provide an in-depth insight into how digital platforms can promote and enable personalised mental health service provision from both patient and clinician perspectives.

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The forensics of stabbing: Prevention

The final webinar in a three part series where delegates will learn how serious stabbing injuries are investigated and treated, and to look at some strategies for prevention. This meeting will bring together health professionals, legal experts and those working in the field of forensic medicine to promote an understanding of the investigation, management and prevention of stabbing injuries.

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Behavioural addictions: All you need to know

Join us for another Mind Matters webinar which will give an overview of the emerging field of behavioural addictions. This will be particularly beneficial to anyone working in the field of Psychiatry, General Practice, or any colleagues interested in mental health. We will hear from Professor Marc Potenza, of Yale University, renowned eminent researcher in this field who will be interviewed by Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones. 

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End of life in intensive care: Current challenges

These End of life in intensive care webinars are designed to explore the concept of dying in a critical care environment.

This webinar is a chance to reflect on the current provision of palliative care to intensive care patients, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will delve into the recent national guidance and best practice in this area from a multidisciplinary perspective. 

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In Conversation Live

Hear first-hand insights into the lives and thoughts of high profile individuals, in an intimate, relaxed and entertaining setting.

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In Conversation Live with Dame Clare Marx

Dame Clare Marx, Chair of the GMC (General Medical Council), past Chair of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and former President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and British Orthopaedic Association, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely (RSM Past President) for a stimulating discussion about her career, leadership in the medical profession, her views on the tensions in current medical training, and challenges and opportunities for the GMC.

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In Conversation Live with with Alastair Campbell and Fiona Millar

Communicator and strategist Alastair Campbell, best known for his role as spokesman for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and journalist, writer and schools campaigner Fiona Millar will join Professor Sir Simon Wessely for this week’s episode of In Conversation Live. Topics under discussion will include their time working together at No 10 and their extensive charity work. Gender equality, women in leadership and mental ill health will also be on the agenda and Alastair will talk about his new book Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression.

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In Conversation Live with Mary Beard

Professor Mary Beard, national treasure, author and the world’s most famous classicist, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely for an enthralling conversation on her fascinating career and how she became the 'Don of classics', what ancient Rome can teach us today, gender equality, and her view on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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By supporting the RSM you are helping healthcare professionals have access to post-graduate education and innovation during these difficult times. 

The education provided by the RSM is funded by membership fees and financial support from donations. All gifts, no matter how small, make a big difference to our work. 

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Missed an episode of our COVID-19 Series or In Conversation live? Catch up on some of our most popular lectures on the RSM's YouTube channel.

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As an RSM member, you can search and access thousands of e-journals and e-books – all full-text and including the latest issues. You can also search our e-journals and e-books without being a member but you will not have access to the full-text. View all e-resources and databases. 

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2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours : RSM members recognised

The Royal Society of Medicine offers its congratulations to the following members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2020. 

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Listen up! Paediatricians co-write and perform a poem for children

Members of the RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section have collaborated with poet Laura Mucha to write and perform a poem for children to let them know they’re there if they need them and thank them for making their jobs worthwhile.

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Domus Medica Hotel

Book a stay in our members-only hotel Domus Medica. Located  in  the heart of London, the hotel  offers  exceptional  value for money.   

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Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Located on the ground floor, our Lounge Bar is  open all day, offering a selection of food and drink to suit any mood.  Or for a more formal dining  experience, the Restaurant  provides all-day dining in an ambient setting. 

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Our mission, vision and values

Find out more about the RSM’s mission, vision and values.

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Join a Section Council

If you are an RSM member, you can join a Section Council within your specialty and shape the future of our education programme.

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History of the RSM

Learn how the RSM, established in the rooms of a barristers’ chambers at Gray’s Inn, grew from humble beginnings to take up residence in London’s medical quarter.

History of the RSM
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Venue hire

Looking for a conference venue or meeting room for your next event? The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street, is available for hire.

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