BSPAR merged with the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) in 2016. BSPAR now works as a committee within the BSR and aims to:

  • Encourage and support clinical care, research education and training in paediatric rheumatology in the U.K.
  • Work with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and other professional groups or interested parties.

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Clinical Guidelines

BSPAR Guidelines for Drug Therapies, Eye Screening, Other Guidelines, Standards of Care and Patient Information Leaflets can be found by clicking here.


The BSPAR Etanercept registry, established in 2004, collects detailed information on the effectiveness and safety of Etanercept in children with JIA. Click here to read more.

Events and education

The 2016 BSPAR conference will be held in Manchester on 29/30th November, with the Research Day on Monday 28th of November. Click here for more information.


The group was established in 2013 and brings together parents from around the UK, with experience of paediatric rheumatology through their children. Click here to read more.