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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 (RSM) is a registered charity and membership organisation. ​Our vision is better healthcare for better lives. By sharing learning and supporting innovation our goal is to be the leading provider of continuing learning to healthcare professionals.

We deliver multidisciplinary, specialist and general education, as well as professional development, drawing on the support of leading experts in over 50 specialist areas of medicine.

Our learning resources span a wide collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases. We are home to one of the finest physical and digital medical libraries in the world.

We connect those involved in and interested in healthcare and, by leveraging expertise from across the RSM, we support, help and inspire the innovators developing the medical products and services of tomorrow.

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

What we do

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Our vision and mission

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

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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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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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Job vacancies

View our latest job vacancies and learn more about working at the RSM. 

Careers at the RSM

Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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Nominations being sought for Trustees to join the RSM Council

This is an exciting time to join the Council of the RSM as we seek to deliver our new strategy “Better Healthcare for Better Lives”. 

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The names of five successful applicants for Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowships have been announced

These prestigious awards are open to senior registrars and early career consultants who are members of the Royal Society of Medicine undertaking specialist training overseas.

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New Year Honours List 2022

The Royal Society of Medicine would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2022.

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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

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Resource allocations for health and education should be based on evidence, not politics

12 January 2022

If resource allocation decisions were made based on evidence rather than internal and external politics, the education sector would get a large chunk of resources, given its potential for positive impact on health, wellbeing and the economy, now and in the future.

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World leading expert to explore wonder of hormones in celebration of 100 years of insulin

15th November 2021

Distinguished UK endocrinologist, Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, to deliver flagship lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine

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COVID-19: Governments must stop vaccine cost secrecy

4th November 2021

Globally affordable COVID-19 vaccines will remain inaccessible without governments' transparency on their cost. 

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New analysis shows benefits of offering two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 12-17 clearly outweigh risks

30 September 2021

A new analysis of the risks and benefits of offering two doses of COVID-19 vaccination to all 12-17 year olds in England shows that the benefits clearly outweigh the risks, given the current high case rates.

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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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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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