Reports

Into Africa: engaging with urology in the developing world

We have just completed a superb RSM Winter Meeting on the East African ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar. In addition to exciting updates in urological practice within the UK, the president of Zanzibar attended the meeting to give a fascinating insight into the history, problems and challenges …

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Reith Lectures: The Future of Medicine

The Reith Lectures return to the subject of health care: Professor Atul Gawande presents his view on ‘The Future of Medicine’ 
First broadcast in 1948, the Reith Lectures were created to advance public understanding of significant issues of the day through high-profile speakers and to …

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Primary Care Urology Society: inaugural meeting

On 18 November 2014, the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Primary Care Urology Society (PCUS) took place at Carlton House Terrace in central London. Since the setting up of the PCUS, over 90 GPs, community nurses (and assorted ‘others’) have signed up to join …

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Priority setting in healthcare: thinking the unthinkable

I am just settling into my seat on Quantas flight Q9 in preparation for the 24-hour flight back to England. I have been in Melbourne, Australia, for 3 days at the International Society on Priorities in Healthcare 2014 conference entitled ‘Examining the past and contemplating …

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Urology Question Time: BPH under the spotlight

The inaugural ‘Urology Question Time’ was held at the ICO Conference Centre in central London on 8 May 2014, attracting delegates from all over the country, including consultant urologists, trainees, nurses and GPs. The event was chaired by Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urologist from Guy’s …

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RSM Presidents’ Day and the Geoffrey Chisholm Prize meeting

Legacy, communication and the next generation of urology
The Waterfront Building on Neptune Quay in Ipswich, Suffolk, was the venue for the Presidents’ Day and Geoffrey Chisholm Prize meeting on 30 May 2014. The meeting was organised by the Section of Urology, Royal Society of Medicine, …

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