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Our mission is to support members to deliver the best care at all stages of the rheumatology care pathway, focusing on communication, transparency and collaboration.


People with rheumatological conditions receive the highest quality care across all healthcare settings.


To support members throughout their careers and champion the specialty as a whole.


Our values describe how we work:

  • Leadership – we drive excellence in rheumatology care

  • Collaboration – we listen, we learn, we improve

  • Openness – we are inclusive and accessible

  • Celebratory – we support and celebrate success


Our 2020-2022 strategy is based on extensive research undertaken with members and non-members in the UK and overseas. The strategy is aligned to our overarching charitable objectives and aims to support our broad range of members across the various settings that they work in.

Our strategic priorities set out our focus for the next three years:

  • To foster excellence in all aspects of rheumatology

  • To position BSR as the acknowledged leadership voice for the specialty

  • To promote rheumatology as a career

  • To facilitate the education and development of the whole multi-disciplinary team


Read our 2018 annual report and accounts

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