Members' toolkit

Welcome to BSR's members' toolkit. We have compiled a selection of information useful to all members, including information on CPD, revalidation and peer review. We will be adding further links to sections in due course. Please do email us for suggestions and comments.

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund - The Doctor's Charity

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) is the UK charity for doctors, medical students and their families.
They provide financial support, money advice and information when it is most needed due to age, ill health, disability or bereavement. -

For more information, view the RMBF's short video entitled At The Heart of The Medical Profession.

Commissioning Toolkit

This toolkit aims to help rheumatology MSK healthcare professionals to develop new skills and roles, together with new care pathways, that will deliver services for the benefit of patients. It has been designed as a series of modules that can be read either as a complete package or as separate workbooks.

Commissioning Toolkit for Providers (2.82mb)

Clinical services

Types of service (community and secondary care), including:
  • - Multi-disciplinary teams
  • - Clinical types
  • - Knowing what you do
  • - Clinical leads
  • - Managers
  • - Patients / patient groups

Rheumatology 'business'

  • - Commissioning (both internal & external)
  • - HRGs - coding - tariff


National strategy

  • - Developing your local strategy
  • - Working with key people in your locality
  • - Business case writing
  • - Programme budgeting

Education & training

Developing your rheumatology career

  • - Research & innovation
  • - What the BSR can/cannot do
  • - Useful tools


  • - RCP guidelines (consultant physicians working with patients - rheumatology)