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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.

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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Job vacancies

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

Careers at the RSM
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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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Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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Professor Nikhil Patel elected Chair of RSM Academic Board

The RSM is pleased to announce that consultant cardiologist Professor Nikhil Patel has been elected Chair of the RSM Academic Board.

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New trustees joining the RSM Council

Following the recent RSM Council election, we are pleased to announce that Dr Melita Irving and Dr Hélène Menagé will be joining the Royal Society of Medicine Council.

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Professor Roger Kirby named RSM President-Elect

Professor Roger Kirby has been named RSM President-Elect. He will take up the post on 1 October 2019, and will succeed Professor Sir Simon Wessely as President in July 2020.

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Birthday Honours 2019: RSM members recognised

The RSM would like to congratulate all of our members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours list.

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Media releases

Systemic failures in public health system led to deaths in elderly patients

23 August 2019

The deaths of 17 elderly people earlier this summer were the result of systemic failures in the public health system in England, according to a leading public health expert.

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Call for green burial corridors alongside roads, railways and country footpaths

5 July 2019

A leading public health expert is calling for a strategic initiative to develop green burial corridors alongside major transport routes because British graveyards and cemeteries are rapidly running out of room.

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NHS-funded private sector hip operations worsening health inequality

7 June 2019

New research in JRSM shows that the increasing use of the private sector for hip surgery in England is driving down NHS provision.

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Visible public health leadership needed to boost vaccine coverage

5 June 2019

Public health expert Professor John Ashton is calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage levels.

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Annual reports

Read and download the RSM’s annual reports and strategy plans.

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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 has two outstanding venue spaces – 1 Wimpole Street and Chandos House – that are available for hire.

Venue hire
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Sponsorship & exhibiting

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

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