“It would be unthinkable for me to be a paediatric rheumatologist without being a member of the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR). It contributes to everything I do from individual patient management, considering the quality of care I deliver on a one-to-one basis and as a whole service and how my team can develop their skills and knowledge to best support our patients.”
Kathy became a member of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) 17 years ago when she began working in the field, and has seen it flourish into the lively, multi-professional organisation within the British Society for Rheumatology.
Kathy now serves a vital role as President of the BSPAR Section Council and helps to influence her peers and the work that is produced to care for young patients as they grow into adults.
The information, standards of care, and networking opportunities, such as the BSPAR section annual conference, have helped Kathy to keep up to date and share good practice.
“Collaborating with all professionals working in paediatric rheumatology, committed groups and charities and patients and parents has provided a passionate and effective environment within the BSR to develop the evidence, guidance and support to provide the best quality of care to my patients.”