About BSR * Committees, SIGs and Regions * Committees

BHPR Committee

Works towards providing integrated, multi-professional advice regarding matters of professional concern such as the nature and content of education in rheumatology, the provision and organisation of facilities to study and treat rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders.

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BSPAR Committee

Works towards the improvement of standards of clinical care in paediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology. They also develop clinical and scientific knowledge for the paediatric rheumatology MDT.

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BSR Council

The Council is responsible for local activity and support for members within defined geographical areas of the United Kingdom. The Regional and Devolved Nation Chairs are members of Council and will organise and chair regional meetings.

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British Rheumatologists in Training

This committee is made up of trainees who represent the regions throughout the UK. They work to promote rheumatology as a specialty and support training needs. They provide a trainee perspective to other committees, report back on any relevant projects and produce a number of sessions for our conferences.

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Clinical Affairs Committee

Is responsible for encouraging and facilitating the establishment, maintenance and improvement of good clinical practice in all aspects of rheumatology and the provision and delivery of high quality services for persons living with rheumatic diseases.

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Education & Training Committee

Are responsible for promoting and facilitating good practice in all aspects of education, training and professional development for those within the sector, and for organising a programme of high quality education courses conferences and eLearning.

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Executive Committee

The committee is responsible for setting the strategic direction of our work and also has the responsibility of ensuring we meet our legal and financial duties as a registered charity.

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Finance & Risk Committee

This committee has an advisory role, set up to help the trustees carry out their responsibilities for fiduciary governance. It does this by considering matters of governance, finance, audit and risk. 

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Heberden Committee

Is responsible for advancing the knowledge and practice in the field of rheumatology through an annual scientific programme and by encouraging clinical excellence through the facilitation of prizes and awards.

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Journal Committee

Helps formulate, present and implement the views and policies of the society in liaison with the publishing house and Editorial Boards. 

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Registers Committee

They oversee the operation of the registers. They ensure patient safety is being safeguarded and that research objectives are being met.

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Remuneration Committee

Is responsible to annually agree the remuneration package of the Chief Executive, and other members of the senior management team as designated.

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Research Committee

The committee is responsible for formulating and implementing the society's research strategy, ensuring overall coherence and relevance to the strategic aims. 

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Standards, Audit & Guidelines Working Group

This group is responsible for formulating and implementing the National Clinical Audit and Guidelines strategies.

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