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

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

We support our members throughout their careers, allowing them to progress, collaborate and innovate so they can deliver the best care for their patients, improving the lives of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.

Upcoming events
12 March 2021 12 March 2021
Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses
This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.
18 March 2021 18 March 2021
Quality Improvement: a practical methodology workshop
Suitable for anyone with an interest in QI, this is an informative and collaborative day covering subjects essential to managing successful quality improvement.
26-28 April 2021 26-28 April 2021
Annual Conference 2021
The UK’s foremost gathering of leading rheumatology professionals, this fantastic three-day event is full of opportunities to learn, share and network.
30 April 2021 30 April 2021
Education bursary
The education bursary offers up to £200 of funding for members to attend a course or conference of their choice. Open to medical trainees and health professionals, this runs in two application rounds over the year; the current round closes on 30 April.
20 May 2021 20 May 2021
Transitional Care for Children and Young People
This Transitional Care for Children and Young People course gives you practical knowledge and skills to develop transitional care services locally and establish networks with local paediatric and adolescent services.
2 July 2021 2 July 2021
Foot and ankle
This foot and ankle course provides you with a deeper understanding of the foot in rheumatology
11 September 2021 11 September 2021
Ultrasound for Rheumatology Practice
This member-exclusive training course sets the standard for ultrasound for rheumatology practice training in the UK.
25 November 2021 25 November 2021
Core Skills in Rheumatology
The Core Skills in Rheumatology course offers curriculum-based and essential education for all professional groups taught through interactive lectures and group discussions.
Latest News

Quality Review Scheme: accreditation and panel recruitment

Become an assessor, inspector or be a part of the accreditation panel for our Quality Review Scheme
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ePROMs update: six months in

Dr James Galloway on what's happened since the launch of ePROMs six months ago
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Welcoming new Scottish Society for Rheumatology President

Welcome to the new appointee and thanks to the outgoing President
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COVID-19: research into experiences of lupus patients

Under 30% of patients with lupus and other systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases felt medically supported during the first wave of the pandemic
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Get involved with writing BSR clinical guidelines

Join our Standards, Audit and Guidelines Working Group (SAGWG). We've got vacancies for a consultant, physiotherapist, pharmacist, podiatrist, and occupational therapist.
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A paediatric and adolescent update from Vice President Jacqui Clinch

BSR Vice President Jacqui Clinch on the year just gone and her work to improve representation
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Supporting clinicians: implementing COVID-19 Green Book recommendations

Pressing to ensure clinically extremely vulnerable patients are offered vaccination before planned immunosuppression
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NEIAA second annual report: patient perspective

Patient Panel chair Paul Amlani-Hatcher talks to us about the importance of PROMs
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Variations in practice: corticosteroid sick-day rules and COVID-19

WIde variations in practice due to COVID-19 will inform future cross-specialty work
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