Commentary magazine

Commentary is the membership magazine of the Royal College of Physicians (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 the Future Healthcare Journal.

In the latest issue

  • All aboard the booze bus? - As the NHS prepares to withstand heightened pressures over the Christmas and New Year period, we investigate whether Alcohol Recovery Centre vehicles can ease the burden on the health service.
  • The RCP turns 500 - The RCP celebrated its quincentenary on 23 September and RCP president Professor Andrew Goddard completed his 2,018 cycle ride around the UK.
  • Integrating the student doctor into the medical team - Representatives from the Student and Foundation Doctor Network discuss the challenges of incorporating medical students into modern medical teams, and propose some solutions.
  • The RCP and QI - Improving quality can be challenging. How does the RCP define quality, and how does it support members to improve their practice?
  • Can we, and do we, care anymore? - In a highly personal essay from a recently retired physician considers how systemic pressures are eroding the standard of care in the NHS.
  • Understanding the NMCRR - The National Mortality Case Record Review programme's manager explains how the it is being implemented and what resources are available to clinicians seeking to improve their practice.

December's magazine also includes news about the RCP's serial publication schedule, details of the college's new Code of Conduct, and information about several upcoming RCP reports.