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British Society for Rheumatology is the UK's leading specialist medical society for rheumatology and MSK professionals.

Our members cover the entire rheumatology specialty – from those at the beginning of their career to the most senior consultants, academics and health professionals in the multidisciplinary team. Together, they form a powerful voice for paediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology in the UK.

We support them through their careers, allowing them to progress, collaborate and innovate so they can deliver the best care for patients, improving the lives of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal (MSK) disease.
Upcoming events
8 December 2021 8 December 2021
MSK bitesize
This Versus Arthritis webinar, endorsed by BSR, takes you on a rapid run through of 10 MSK topics that present frequently in primary care.
13 January 2022 13 January 2022
Managing chronic pain in practice
This Versus Arthritis webinar, endorsed by BSR, looks at the new NICE chronic primary pain guidelines and ways to put these into practice.
27-28 January 2022 27-28 January 2022
Paediatric trainees annual meeting
A two-day online interactive course covering a variety of conditions and competencies for paediatric and adolescent trainees.
18 and 25 January, 1 and 8 February 2022 18 and 25 January, 1 and 8 February 2022
Core skills in musculoskeletal care
This Versus Arthritis Core skills in musculoskeletal care course, endorsed by BSR, focuses on developing the practical skills required in a typical 10-minute GP consultation.
10 February 2022 10 February 2022
Rheumatology for specialist nurses
This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.
24 March 2022 24 March 2022
Quality improvement
Suitable for anyone with an interest in quality improvement (QI), this is an informative and collaborative day covering subjects essential to managing successful QI.
24 March 2022 24 March 2022
Is it inflammatory arthritis or fibromyalgia syndrome?
This Versus Arthritis trainer-led short course, endorsed by BSR, is designed to help you differentiate between inflammatory arthritis and fibromyalgia
25-27 April 2022 25-27 April 2022
Annual Conference
The UK’s leading rheumatology event is back in Glasgow for a three-day hybrid conference of cutting-edge research, best in the field speakers, posters, symposia, and much more.
16 June 2022 16 June 2022
Connective tissue disorders: practical assessment and management
This course offers a practical and comprehensive overview of how to assess, manage and monitor three key connective tissue disorders: lupus, Sjögren's syndrome and Behçet's disease
7 July 2022 7 July 2022
Rheumatology practice for the multidisciplinary team
A one-day education course for allied health professionals, pharmacists and nurses featuring key themes professionals need to know when working in rheumatology.
15-16 September 2022 15-16 September 2022
Ultrasound for rheumatology practice
This member-exclusive training course sets the standard for ultrasound for rheumatology practice training in the UK
28-29 September 2022 28-29 September 2022
Adult and Paediatric Case-based Conference
Our two-day conference features case-based discussion on adult and paediatric and adolescent rheumatology themes.
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NEIAA: helping primary care to refer the right patients

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New results: perceptions of telemedicine in rheumatology

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Trainees and the NEIAA: improving patient care

NEIAA trainee representative Ilfita Sahbudin on how to improve patient care using audit data
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New results: COVID-19 impact on rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Higher risks for patients, says researcher Megan Rutter in this updated research
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Dr Ruth Richmond on Annual Conference keynote speakers

Dr Ruth Richmond takes us through what to expect from our Annual Conference keynotes
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Best Practice Awards shortlist announced

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