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Influencing Policy and Parliamentary Affairs

Knowledge * Influencing Policy and Parliamentary Affairs

We aim to inform and influence key decision makers across Government, its agencies, elected officials and other external organisations across the UK to raise the profile of rheumatology. We highlight the challenges and opportunities faced by the rheumatology multidisciplinary team, and to improve the treatment and care received by individuals with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. We conduct this work in partnership with our members, patients organisations and other professional bodies.

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Developed with our partners in order to influence policy makers in rheumatology.

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Policy position statements

Developed in partnership with members, these statements set out the society's position on a number of key policy issues in rheumatology.

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Are conducted by a range of external stakeholders, including governmental bodies, to ensure their work is guided and informed.

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Briefings and guides

Our briefings and guides equip national decision makers to improve policies on behalf of our members and their patients.

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Rare Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases Alliance (RAIRDA)

An alliance that brings together clinical and patient organisations and other key stakeholders in order to improve care for people living with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases. 

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BSR Policy team and Welsh Assembly members at the too young for arthritis event, Cardiff

Policy and Parliamentary Updates

See what the Policy and Public Affairs team have been doing on your behalf.

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British Society for Rheumatology
Bride House, 18-20 Bride Lane,
London EC4Y 8EE
T: +44 (0) 20 7842 0900
Company No: 3470316
Charity No: 1067124
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We are the UK's leading specialist medical society for rheumatology and musculoskeletal professionals, and we welcome applications from all health professionals in these fields.