Commentary magazine

Commentary is the membership magazine of the RCP, delivering authoritative insight and opinion across a diverse range of subjects – including political developments in the health sector and medical history.

The 32-page magazine is published bimonthly and mailed worldwide to fellows and members alongside Clinical Medicine and Future Hospital Journal. Each issue is also available online.

In the latest issue

  • Difficult conversations with patients – how physicians approach, and deal with, breaking bad news to their patients.
  • COPD audit programme – breakdown and analysis of the first national primary care COPD audit.
  • The college tutor role – as part of the RCP's commitment to motivating, supporting and valuing trainees, the college tutor role is being revitalised.
  • The history of public health – government involvement in public healthcare is now taken for granted – Commentary explores the birth of the relationship between law makers and public health.
  • Healthcare in Myanmar – changes in government in this South-East Asian country have sparked new investment in healthcare.
  • Transforming stroke care – the manager for the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme explains how improvements in stroke care can be safeguarded and built upon.

Commentary also contains the latest news and comment from the RCP and the world of healthcare, including new information from the National Lung Cancer Audit, findings from the consultant census, and information on a new exhibition at the RCP.

To see archived issues of Commentary, open the latest issue and select the archive tab on the left-hand side of the page.