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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, 13, 14, 21, 26 October 2021 8, 13, 14, 21, 26 October 2021
Elections drop-in sessions
We’re hosting a number of informal drop-in sessions between 4-26 October with various committee members and BSR staff. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out how you can really make a difference
19-20 October 2021 19-20 October 2021
Adult and Paediatric Case-based Conference
Our virtual two-day conference features case-based discussion on adult and paediatric and adolescent rheumatology themes.
26 October 2021 26 October 2021
Mentoring masterclass
Join us for an interactive member-exclusive session designed to provide you with the skills you need to ensure success in your mentoring relationship.
8 November 2021 8 November 2021
Foundation trainees bursary
Apply now for this education bursary for foundation trainees
15 November 2021 15 November 2021
Mentoring masterclass
Our free member-exclusive online mentoring skills workshop is designed to help you get the most out of your mentoring relationship.
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.
30 November 2021 30 November 2021
UK member education bursary
The education bursary offers up to £200 of funding for trainee, AHP and nurse members to attend a course or conference of their choice
30 November 2021 30 November 2021
Low and middle-income countries education bursary
Open to all member and non-member health professionals, to secure funding towards one of our education courses or conferences
Latest News

Updated advice on introduction of Shingrix to immunisation programme

GPs have been advised to offer non-live shingles vaccine Shingrix to all those eligible for shingles vaccination that are clinically contraindicated to receive the live vaccine (Zostavax) due to their immunocompromised status
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Job advert: member of the SCE Board

BSR and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a member of the Rheumatology SCE Examining Board
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Commentary: new NHSE guidance on optimising blood testing in primary and secondary care

Recently released guidance from NHS England (NHSE) on optimising blood testing in primary and secondary care diverges from BSR’s NICE-accredited DMARD monitoring guideline
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Elections 2021: nominations now open

The deadline for nominations is 26 October; don’t delay, submit your nomination now
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BSR develops national referral criteria guidance

This guidance serves to ensure that rheumatology departments see the right patients promptly
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NEIAA: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust achieve high remission figures

we spoke to Dr Farhan Bari, consultant rheumatologist at the Trust and audit lead for the department, to ask how they manage their service
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New framework launched to drive transformation in rheumatology physiotherapy

It's the first of its kind to provide evidence-based support for UK physiotherapists in rheumatology and musculoskeletal (MSK)
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Interview: physiotherapy framework leading change in best practice

Find out how the framework can help you, the process gone through to develop it, and how it's going to drive change in rheumatology physiotherapy
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Research Funding Call 2021 open for applications

If you have a great idea for a study you've been wanting to run but don't know how to fund it, this is a fantastic opportunity to follow that through with BSR's support
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