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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
4 March 2019 4 March 2019
Nailfold Capillaroscopy
Our one-day Nailfold capillaroscopy course provides delegates with a detailed overview, including diagnostic guidance, clinical examples and research applications.
5-8 March 2019 5-8 March 2019
Lupus Fellowship
The Lupus Fellowship provides hands-on clinical experience delivered by leading experts in the management of lupus at nationally-recognised specialised centres.
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

Apply for the 2019 Clinical Excellence Awards

Applications open for ACCEA awards and BSR citations
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Clinical Excellence Awards - 2018 winners announced

BSR members secure awards for clinical excellence
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BSR comments on the NHS 10-year plan

BSR welcomes the ambition, providing support in specific areas that will provide much needed sustainability to the NHS.
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New additions to BSR historic Heberden Library

BSR historical record of rheumatology boosted with donations from member
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Prizes and Awards winners announced

Winners of BSR prizes and awards announced, winners work to be showcased at the Annual Conference
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President's New Year Message

We have identified three key themes for 2019 to help focus the work that we do this year
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Scotland State of Play report: one month on

One month on from the launch of our joint report, we reflect on the work BSR is doing with our members and stakeholders
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Rheumatology in Scotland: the State of Play

Rheumatology in Scotland: The State of Play is our second comprehensive report on rheumatology in Scotland
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Interview: Liam O'Toole, CEO Versus Arthritis

We found out what the Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care merger means for BSR's members
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