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

  • The challenges of improving migrant health - Exploring the challenging political and policy environment within which efforts are made to advance the migrant health agenda globally.
  • Homelessness healthcare - Sir Ian Kennedy calls upon the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to add compliance with statutory duties regarding homelessness to regimes for inspecting hospitals.
  • The NHS and the Traveller community - Misconceptions abound, not least around the definition of words such as Gypsy, Traveller and Romani. How are these groups defined, and what are the healthcare issues concerning these groups.
  • Artificial intelligence and healthcare - With issues around AI developing at a breathtaking pace, Dr Matthew Fenech explores the rapidly-changing landscape about AI in healthcare and offers valuable advice on how to stay on top of the curve.
  • Under the skin - Highlights from the RCP Museum's latest exhibition.
  • Transfer of care - A case study on developing a learning resource to support authors of e-discharge summaries.

February's magazine also includes news about the RCP polling its members on assisted dying, the New Year's Honours, and developments at RCP North.