Clinical Medicine journal

The Clinical Medicine journal seeks to encourage high standards of medical care by promoting good clinical practice and influencing policy through original research and articles on topics including current issues, law and ethics.

Aimed at practising physicians in the UK and overseas, the journal assists the RCP in supporting a wide range of specialties through a dedicated continuing medical education (CME) section which presents the latest advances in a chosen specialty, with self-assessment questions at the end of each topic enabling CPD accreditation to be acquired.

In the latest issue

  • CME Clinical pharmacology – answer the SAQs online to claim two CPD credits.
  • Stroke mimics – new study describes the stroke mimic patient group, including their impact on stroke services.
  • Drugs for type 2 diabetes – currently available options for patients with type 2 diabetes and the potential new therapies that may be on the horizon in the future.
  • Outpatient heart failure service – an audit of tertiary heart failure outpatient service demonstrates compliance with NICE guidelines but there was consistently poor access to cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis – an overview of the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of this rare inflammatory condition.

Our commitment to the developing world

Set up by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme and the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) provide free or low-cost online access to journals across Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Working with these organisations, Clinical Medicine is committed to supplying non-profit institutions in developing countries with access to vital material, at greatly reduced or no cost.


Clinical Medicine is published six times a year and is available in print and digital editions. An online-only supplement, Horizons in Medicine, authored by speakers from the RCP’s 'Advanced medicine' conference, is produced every December and aims to update readers on key topics at the cutting edge of clinical science.

For all subscription enquiries please email sales administrator Julie Dalton:

Contribute to Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine openly invites submissions for consideration and peer review. The editor is assisted by members of the editorial board along with expert referees in the evaluation of submissions and accepted papers are scheduled for publication at the discretion of the editorial office.

Please refer to the 'Instructions for authors' document for examples of the type of material we publish and guidance on formatting your paper before you submit work. If you have any queries please email the editorial office: