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

  • In conversation with the GMC - an in-depth interview with Sir Terence Stephenson, chair of the General Medical Council.
  • Our Future Health - as part of the RCP's ongoing policy project Our Future Health, we ask if randomised control trials should still be considered the gold standard.
  • Making the case for research - a guest column from the clinical director for NHS engagement outlines the importance of research for both patients and clinicians.
  • Improving patient feedback - a new RCP report makes recommendations to improve revalidation for doctors.
  • 1918's flu pandemic: 100 years on - the RCP's library and archive team consider why the pandemic still remains fascinating and significant.
  • 400 years of phamacopoeia - as part of the RCP500 celebrations, we mark 400 years since the publication of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis with a new book on its legacy.
  • The Anglo-Russian Hospital - a relatively unknown story from the First World War of how two British ladies risked their lives to lead a British-staffed hospital on the eastern front.

June's magazine also includes updates on the ST3 recruitment error, including how the RCP plans to learn from the mistakes made.