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Opinion: the NHS Long Term Plan

Read BSR's view on the recently published NHS report

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Rheumatology in Scotland: State of Play

Our second comprehensive report on rheumatology in Scotland and part of our State of Play series

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British Society for Rheumatology

Our members are drawn from across the entire rheumatology specialty – those at the beginning of their career to the most senior consultants, researchers, academics and health professionals in the multi-disciplinary team. Together, they form a powerful voice for paediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology in the UK.

The British Society for Rheumatology is the UK's leading specialist medical society for rheumatology and musculoskeletal professionals. 

We support our members throughout their careers, allowing them to progress, collaborate and innovate so they can deliver the best care for their patients, improving the lives of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.

Upcoming events
28-29 April 2019 28-29 April 2019
Ultrasound for Rheumatology Practice
This training programme, designed for members and delivered by experts from BSR, sets the standard for ultrasound training in the UK.
30 April-2 May 2019 30 April-2 May 2019
Annual Conference
The UK’s leading rheumatology conference welcomes 2,000 delegates to share their expertise, experience cutting edge research and enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities.
16-19 September 2019 16-19 September 2019
Scleroderma Fellowship
This is a unique opportunity for members to experience hands-on clinical practice from leading experts in the management of scleroderma.
26-27 September 2019 26-27 September 2019
Case-based Conference
Case-based Conference brings together consultants and next-generation rheumatologists to share and exchange clinical best practice.
7 October 2019 7 October 2019
Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Research Day
This research day offers an excellent opportunity for young investigators at all levels of training to showcase their research in a friendly, enthusiastic environment.
8-9 October 2019 8-9 October 2019
Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Conference
This is the dedicated conference for paediatric and adolescent rheumatology in the UK.
Headstart UK Fellowship
This fully funded fellowship is the perfect way to give your career a headstart. Take part in interactive small group tutorials and hands-on clinical experience across a three-day programme.
Peer Review Fellowship
This fellowship gives members the skills and experience to participate in peer review within their own regions and promote its activity among their own colleagues in the future.
Transition Fellowship
More details to follow.
Sjögren's Syndrome Fellowship
This is a tremendous opportunity to acquire concentrated hands-on skills for members wishing to improve or develop their services for people living with Sjögren's Syndrome.
Latest News

Presidents United – Dr Anne McEntegart and Dr Elizabeth Price meet Scottish Health Minister

This month, BSR and SSR Presidents met with Joe FitzPatrick MSP, the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing to discuss workforce, training, biosimilar switch over and more. Read all about our devolved nations activities here.
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Rare Disease UK's Annual Reception

Our Parliamentary Affairs Officer attended Rare Disease UK’s annual reception to celebrate Rare Disease Day.
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One year on from the report: ‘REDUCE, EMPOWER & IMPROVE'

Read about the work Jack Feinmann has been doing to implement the recommendations of the report, how he’s working to increase reputation of RAIRDA, and how he’s lobbying to improve the quality of care for patients with rare auto-immune conditions.
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WORD Day - Spread the word!

The first World Young Rheumatic Disease Day is aimed at spreading the word that children & young people get rheumatic diseases too.
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Best Practice case study: specialist nursing training programme

Read about why the rheumatology nurse specialist programme was created, how well it’s doing and how it holds hope for the future of CNS recruitment and retention.
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What do patients with chronic spinal pain expect from their physiotherapist?

Vicky Glanville disects a recent study and outlines what it means for clinical practice.
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Cyfarfod Blynyddol Cymdeithas Rhewmatoleg Cymru - Welsh Rheumatology Society All Wales Audit Meeting

Opportunities for members to attend All Wales meeting and educational programme in March
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Biosimilar adalimumab is a test of shared decision-making in the NHS

The entry of new biosimilars and the creation of an NHS ‘local market of treatment options’ across England is likely to see a number of patients switched from the originator product, Humira, to one of four biosimilar alternatives this year.
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Nurse secures place on Lupus Fellowship

Lupus Fellowship winners announced; includes nurse member for the very first time
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