West Midlands

The West Midlands incorporates the Rheumatology units from across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Birmingham and the Black Country. We have an active programme of annual regional audits and a rolling cycle of peer review, both in partnership with the East Midlands. We hold six-monthly BSR regional meetings as part of the long-established Midlands Rheumatology Society meetings open to rheumatology health professionals from across West and East Midlands.


Regional chair: Dr. Caitlyn Dowson

Contact email: Caitlyn.dowson@ssotp.nhs.uk


The Midland Rheumatology Society (MRS) is a regional group of health professionals connected with Rheumatology. The MRS hosts two scientific meetings a year with the aim of exchanging knowledge and ideas on Rheumatology and allied subjects and continued development of the speciality.


The MRS covers East and West Midlands. The region encompasses Rotherham, Kettering, Lincoln, Chesterfield, Northampton, Sheffield, Doncaster, Mansfield, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Burton in the East Midlands and Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Hereford, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Stafford, Dudley, Solihull, Shrewsbury, Stoke on Trent and Crewe in the West Midlands.


Membership is open to all medical professionals and non-medical scientists interested in the aims of the society.