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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Reports

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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Consultations

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

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Briefings

Our briefings 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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