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Workforce report: a crisis in numbers

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Quality Review Scheme launches

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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
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
7 October 2021 7 October 2021
Rheumatology for advanced specialist nurses
This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for experienced specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.
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.
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

Representation matters: supporting the paediatric and adolescent community

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to improve representation and opportunities for the paediatric and adolescent membership community over the last 12 months
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NHS Health and Care Bill falls short of BSR workforce recommendations

BSR President Dr Sanjeev Patel's written to Sajid Javid MP and Jeremy Hunt MP to highlight the crisis facing the rheumatology workforce
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Workforce: creating fair access to care for everyone

Dr Rosemary Hollick's looking at innovative solutions to halt the postcode lottery of care
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Spotlight on rheumatoid arthritis: Prof John Isaacs

Prof Isaacs discussses his career, how RA research is leading the way for other conditions and much more
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Rheumatology and the George Cross

Hear from BSR President Dr Sanjeev Patel on the NHS receiving the George Cross
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Workforce report: key paediatric and adolescent messages

BSR Vice President Jacqui Clinch discusses key paediatric and adolescent takeaways from our recently released report
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Welcoming Ruth Richmond, new Heberden Committee chair

Dr Richmond talks to us about why she finds rheumatology a rewarding career, her highlights from the annual conference, and how next year’s conference is shaping up
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Announcing the 2020 Rheumatology Impact Factor

Find out how we did, and hear from Rheumatology editor Dr Marwan Bukhari
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Member interview: Dr Mhairi Brandon, consultant AHP and sonographer

Dr Brandon tells us how a ‘one stop’ clinic has helped waiting times and how valuable being a BSR member has been for her as an AHP
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