Our members in the devolved nations represent the entire profession – from those at the beginning of their career to the most senior.
We recognise that health and social care provision in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales operates within their own uniquely devolved structures.
Rheumatology services, based on local needs, vary tremendously across the geography of our home nations; from the Integration Authorities in Scotland, to the Welsh Local Health Boards or the Northern Irish Integrated Care Partnerships.
Those Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are supported by a network of peers including by the National Chairperson in their home nation, a Trainees Committee representative, and nurse, allied health professional/pharmacist or psychologist and paediatric and adolescent representatives.
We work closely with the entire multidisciplinary (MDT) team ensuring best practice is recognised and raised at council meetings to support delivery of our strategic plan.