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

  • Speaking in tongues: NHS and translation services - translating and interpreting services are much misunderstood - how much do they cost, and could machine translation save the health service much-needed money?
  • An in-depth interview with Professor Dame Jane Dacre - as she prepares to step down after a 4-year term, Professor Jane Dame Dacre reflects on the highs and lows of her presidency.
  • Schwartz Rounds and Our Future Health - a special guest article from the Point of Care Foundation, about Schwartz Rounds and how their use can benefit all members of the medical team.
  • The college before the college - as we celebrate our 500th year, former RCP president Sir Richard Thompson explores the attempts to regulate medicine prior to 1518.
  • Lady Muriel Paget and the Slovak Mission - picking up the story of Lady Muriel Paget, and her indomitable civil relief work in Europe after the First World War. 
  • Letters to the editor - in June's magazine we ran an interview with the GMC's Sir Terence Stephenson, and in this issue we put some of the feedback to Sir Terence for his response.
  • Women in medicine - how the RCP is seeking to support women in medical leadership, and work to address the gender pay gap in the medical workforce.

August's magazine also includes news on the RCP's work lobbying MPs in parliament, the launch of our safe staffing and tobacco dependency reports, and other news from the RCP.