To champion the specialty, influencing change and building a thriving community of best practice.


People with rheumatic conditions across the lifespan receive the highest quality outcomes and live well.


To champion the specialty, influencing change and building a thriving community of best practice.


The values which guide our approach are:

Celebratory – we celebrate the achievements in rheumatology

Inclusive – we support everyone in the rheumatology community 

Sustainable – we work to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment  

Leading – we use our profile to drive change and support those working in the specialty 

Collaborative – we always seek to work with others to have a greater impact 


Our five-year plan to deliver impact  

We will promote excellence and drive-up standards in the delivery of rheumatology services by:

  • supporting and sharing the best research and the most impactful approaches to improving patient care,
  • continually improving the guidelines rheumatology professionals value to support their practice,
  • supporting national audits and registers
  • using our national award scheme to celebrate excellence and spread best practice.

We will use our diverse, collective voice to inspire and activate changes that improve lives by:

  • building positive, collaborative relationships with political, public, charity and health sector partners so we can work hand-in-hand to improve the quality of services
  • Continuing to promote the specialty as a whole at a national and international level
  • developing rheumatology leaders who change the way services are delivered,
  • attracting the next generation of talented and caring people into the specialty and support those in the early part of their careers. 

We will support all rheumatology professionals throughout their careers to keep learning and to excel by:

  • expanding our portfolio of courses and content and ensuring they link to curricula and the professional frameworks multidisciplinary teams work in. 
  • sharing the latest innovations and delivering the best learning opportunities for the whole multidisciplinary team through our annual conference
  • increasing the impact of our world class journals to share research
  • making all our learning resources as accessible as possible by providing bursaries and hybrid or online learning wherever we can. 

We will build a supportive, inclusive and high-performing community through:

  • bringing people together and working collaboratively with the specialty, across professions, regions and nations, to ensure we speak with one voice,
  • fostering an inclusive culture and becoming an employer of choice and a world class wellbeing organisation, 
  • ensuring high performance is the norm within the organisation with a focus on impact and outcomes.


Take a look at our latest annual report and accounts

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