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

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.

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
26-28 February 2020 26-28 February 2020
Spondyloarthritis Fellowship
The Spondyloarthritis Fellowship is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a fully funded fellowship with Chapel Allerton Hospital.
26 February 2020 26 February 2020
Webinar: Mental health in rheumatology – opening Pandora's Box
Mental health
27 February 2020 27 February 2020
Spondyloarthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management
Familiarise yourself with clinical manifestations and management of spondyloarthritis, including talks on pathogenesis, clinical assessment, imaging and prognosis, and practical assessment sessions.
10 March 2020 10 March 2020
Mentoring masterclass
Join us for an interactive session designed to provide you with the skills you need to ensure success in your mentoring relationship.
13 March 2020 13 March 2020
International education bursary
17-19 March 2020 17-19 March 2020
Transitional Care Fellowship
The Transitional Care Fellowship is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a fully funded experience with Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
19 April 2020 19 April 2020
Quality Improvement: a practical methodology workshop
An informative and collaborative day covering subjects essential to managing successful quality improvement. The programme includes working with patients and stakeholders, measurement for improvement and key QI tools.
19 April 2020 19 April 2020
Essential Research Skills
Gain an introductory understanding of the research lifecycle. This course covers topics such as effectively managing a project, structuring a successful grant application and involving patients and collaborators in research.
20 April-22 April 2020 20 April-22 April 2020
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.
30 April 2020 30 April 2020
Education bursary
4 May 2020 4 May 2020
Mentoring webinar
More information coming soon
5 October 2020 5 October 2020
Mentoring training, Leeds
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Latest News

RCOphth guidance on hydroxychloroquine retinopathy screening

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists published guidance on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy screening, here are our recommendations.
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Transitional Care fellowship winners announced

Congratulations to all the winners of our Transitional Care fellowship.
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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - update for members

Coronavirus guidance for members receiving enquiries from concerned patients
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Annual Conference: meet the keynote speakers

Find out more about which eminent clinicians are joining us this year
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Time to Talk Day: integrating mental and physical health

Our Policy Officer Margaret Gould on the impact of mental and physical health and our recommendations
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Brexit and its impact on the health service

Now that Brexit is official, we look at potential impacts for the health service
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Statement: hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy screening

Information about opthalmology screening when on this medication
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Elections 2020: join our committees to make a difference

Committee nominations are now open. Find out more about the available positions
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Blog: diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis

Dr Sarah Mackie on diagnosis and treatment of GCA
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