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.
In the latest issue
September's Commentary is a special edition focusing on diversity and equality in healthcare – and how these themes affect both clinicians and patients. Some of this issue's highlights include:
- The RCP in a 21st-century world – The RCP commissioned diversity consultant Ben Summerskill to report on the College's equality and diversity practices. He discusses the report findings with RCP academic vice president Cheng-Hock Toh.
- In conversation with Charlie Massey – The chief executive of the General Medical Council sits down with Dr Ajay Verma, chair of the RCP's New Consultants Committee, to discuss the regulator's record, and plans to build trust with doctors.
- What will follow Black Lives Matter? – Broadcaster and journalist Henry Bonsu reflects on decades of potential watershed moments, and wonders if the momentum generated by the Black Lives Matter protests will lead to real change.
- Through the lens of a BAME doctor – Personal perspectives from our members about working in the NHS, and how it's more important than ever to understand patients' stories as individuals.
- COVID-19 and ethnicity – Academics working in Leicester, and on the recently published openSAFELY study, discuss what the data tells us about how COVID-19 affects BAME patients.
- Addressing differential attainment – While racism and inequality in medical education is a longstanding issue, it is difficult to address. The authors of this piece offer practical advice for educators.
- A historical perspective – The reflections of a practising registrar about their experiences in the NHS, and on a family's history of working in the health sector.
In September's edition, Commentary continues to shine a light on issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, including collaboration with the independent sector, and the potential role for increased social prescribing. There's also news from the RCP, and our efforts to increase access to research for all interested physicians.
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