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The RSM is a charity and one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education.

The Royal Society of Medicine is a leading provider of high-quality continuing postgraduate education and learning to the medical profession. Its mission is to advance health, through education and innovation.

Independent and apolitical, the RSM also aims to actively encourage and support those who are entering medicine and healthcare.

We are a Royal Charter body registered with the Privy Council, and our official Patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Diversity

The Royal Society of Medicine acknowledges the pain and suffering that racism has caused and continues to cause and stands in solidarity with those who pursue equity, justice, human dignity for all and an end to racism. In particular, as the current crisis has unfolded, it is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic is widening inequalities, through all the social determinants of health and well-being, which clearly include racism. We will take action to identify and redress inequalities in our organisation and to build a Society in which all are valued equally.

What we do

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Our mission, vision and values

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

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How we are governed

Meet the people who govern the RSM, including members of the RSM Council, Academic Board and our Senior Management team.

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Strategy 2021–2026

Learn more about our 2021–2026 strategy, in which we share our plans for delivering our vision: better healthcare for better lives.

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Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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Boost for surgical trainees as new partnership announced

The Royal Society of Medicine and the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) have announced a new partnership designed to complement the training and career development of surgical trainees.

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The Royal Society of Medicine welcomes new Honorary Fellows and medal winners

A special ceremony was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 27 July to induct global leaders in medical science and healthcare as the Society’s new Honorary Fellows, and to formally inaugurate Professor Roger Kirby as President of the RSM.

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Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowships – boosting careers, changing lives

We caught up with three former Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellows who described how winning a fellowship has helped their work and career development.

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Vaccine hesitancy videos make a big impact

Reporting on a series of RSM videos to provide the public with evidence-based responses to concerns and questions about Covid-19 vaccines.

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Environmental sustainability

The Royal Society of Medicine is committed to environmental sustainability and tackling climate change.

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Our history

Learn how the RSM, established in 1805 in the back two 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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Get involved

There are many ways to get involved with the important work that we do, from volunteering on a Section Council to contributing to our journal.

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Media releases

Suicide rates fell in Canada during pandemic despite rise in unemployment

23 September 2021

The results of research into suicide rates in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic show that rates fell despite a simultaneous increase in unemployment.

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Zoonotic threats must be integrated into global health security planning, say experts

6 August 2021

The surveillance of zoonotic diseases must be integrated into health security intelligence systems, if future pandemics are to be handled effectively, according to global health practitioners writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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New 10-year patient safety analysis highlights areas for improvement in acute medical units

5 August 2021

New research by Cardiff University and University College London, from a new 10-year analysis of patient safety incidents in hospital acute medical units across England and Wales, recommends to include the introduction of electronic prescribing and monitoring systems, checklists to reduce diagnostic errors, and an increased presence of senior clinicians and pharmacists overnight.

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Royal Society of Medicine welcomes new Honorary Fellows and medal winners

28 July 2021

A special ceremony was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 27 July to induct the Society’s new Honorary Fellows and to formally inaugurate Professor Roger Kirby as President of the RSM.

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Reports

RSM Council minutes

Minutes from RSM Council meetings are available online to RSM members only. Members need to sign in to access the minutes.

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Services

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Venue hire

The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 2 to 300 people. The diverse range of services includes rooms for hybrid and live-streamed conferences, meetings and training or social events such as anniversary or birthday celebrations. 1 Wimpole Street also has a civil wedding licence.

Contact us today on 020 7290 2979.

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Sponsorship & exhibiting

Get involved with our events through a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. 

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