Who we are

The British Society for Rheumatology is the professional organisation for rheumatoid and musculoskeletal medical and long term conditions. 

Our members are made up of the whole multi-disciplinary team including consultant rheumatologists, trainees, specialised nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and GPs with special interest in rheumatology. 

We support clinicians at all levels to deliver the highest quality rheumatology care - in the UK and abroad - by providing:

  An authoritative voice collectively representing rheumatology in the formulation and implementation of policy at local, regional, national and international levels

An information service providing continuous updates on developments in rheumatology practice as well as a comprehensive knowledge archive and evidence base 

A professional network linking our members across all boundaries to continuously improve professional practice and clinical standards

A learning hub which gives our members access to a wide range of learning opportunities, in a variety of formats, to help them develop their clinical and professional knowledge

A range of services to help our members manage their professional affairs

Our activities

  An annual scientific meeting to advance knowledge and practice 

Education courses to further professional development 

Promoting, and pushing for sound health policies and robust standards of care 

Clinical guidelines on a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions 

A register to monitor long-term safety of biologic agents for patients with rheumatoid arthritis  

An international peer-reviewed journal covering the full spectrum of rheumatological conditions

A number of prizes and awards to reward innovative work 

For more information on our current aims and objectives, please see our strategic plan or read our latest annual review.

BSR, in its relationships with the pharmaceutical industry, operates with the highest ethical standards and wishes for all its financial arrangements with industry to be clearly defined, recorded and transparent.

  View BSR policy on relationship with the pharmaceutical industry
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