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:

  • Working for health – the RCP policy team explain their strategy for helping to support the medical workforce.
  • Holding hospitals to account – an interview with Sir Mike Richards, chief inspector of hospitals for the Care Quality Commission.
  • The Zika virus epidemic as Zika continues to pose a risk to people around the world, a panel of experts discuss the clinical challenges of diagnosing and treating the disease.
  • The RCP oral history project – how the RCP's Library, Archive and Museum Services team have been cataloguing voices from medicine's recent past
  • Working together to raise standards – the joint project between the Joint Royal Colleges of Physician Training Board and physicians in Iceland.
  • The private sector and the NHS – analysis, explanation and commentary on the current prevelance of non-NHS providers working within the NHS.

Commentary also contains the latest news and comment from the RCP and the world of healthcare, including the latest news from the International Office, updates from the Care Quality Improvement Division and the launch of the chief registrar progamme by the Future Hospital team.

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