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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.

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

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.

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Contact the media office

To request a press pass or to inquire about press releases, JRSM papers or filming on RSM premises, contact:

Rosalind Dewar, Media Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1580 764 713
Mobile: +44 (0)7785 182732

Latest media releases

Resource allocations for health and education - promo

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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PEQ04 Promo

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 Promo

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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Kamran Abassi - promo

Dr Kamran Abbasi recognised as influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic leader

Dr Kamran Abbasi, editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, has been named by the HSJ as one of the 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health.

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Covid-19-vaccination-and-children - Promo

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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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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Latest press notes

Press note: 21st January 2022

Prof Gillian Leng, NICE chief executive, modern pathology & high risk babies

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Press note: 14 January 2022

The current prevalence of long COVID in the UK, the latest research and treatments for the condition, and the challenges around access to care. Dr Phil Hammond will join Professor Sir Simon Wessely for a conversation about his career and a webinar on the management of peanut allergy.

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Press note: 7 January 2022

These two-hour webinars will showcase excellence and expertise in digital health in China and the UK, across COVID-19 and beyond.

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Press note: 9 December 2021

This event will provide insights into how hypnosis can be employed to reduce psychosocial distress in cancer patients.

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Press note: 3 December 2021

The next episode of the RSM’s COVID-19 Series will welcome back Victoria Macdonald, Channel 4’s Health & Social Care Editor, who will be discussing with Professor Peter Openshaw and Professor John Edmunds the most pressing questions about Omicron.

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Press note: 22 November 2021

Increasing global resistance to antibiotics is leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people each year from drug resistant diseases such as pneumonia and sepsis.

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Press note: 29 November 2021

Engaging with dog owners to increase the uptake of NHS health checks; a zoo vet’s perspectives on social prescribing; and infections at the animal and human interface.

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Press note: 15 November 2021

Mariella Frostrup, London Global Cancer Week, and achieving gender equality

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Past media releases

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