Current policy statements
If you have any lobbying or campaigning issues to bring to BSR’s attention please contact Policy Lead Neil Betteridge.
Diclofenac: Risk of complications is small (PR 2013.02.15)
Diclofenac has made the national
press this week, as a recent study by Barts and the London School of
Medicine and Dentistry has highlighted the possible increased risk of
heart attack and stroke in patients taking the painkiller.
However, the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) would advise that
there is no need for panic, and patients prescribed with diclofenac
should continue to take it at least until they next speak to their
Please click here to view the full press release.
Health and Social Care Act 2012
The impact to BSR
The Health and Social Care Bill was passed by parliament and given royal assent in March and is now the Health and Social Care Act 2012. This paper gives a brief update on the content of the Act as well as highlighting the impact it has on BSR and what actions BSR are taking to accommodate the changes.
View >> Health and Social Care Act 2012 update…….The impact for BSR (updated January 2013)
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