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The society's committees, staffed by volunteers who give their time, skills and knowledge to us, each focus on a different area of work, such as policy, service improvement, delivering conferences and the educational programme, or membership areas such as trainees. After a successful election, we are pleased to present the newest additions to our committees!


President-Elect: Dr Sanjeev Patel

The President-Elect is responsible for chairing the Board of Trustees and being an ambassador for the society. The society has always thrived under strong leadership, and has been privileged to work with many influential professionals from the world of rheumatology, including current President Dr Elizabeth Price, who is due to step down in 2020. We look forward to working with Dr Patel in his position as President-Elect until he takes up his full post at the AGM.


Council members

East Midlands Regional Chair: Dr Arumugam Moorthy

North East Regional Chair: Dr Richard Reece


BHPR Section Council Members

Vice-President-Elect and Chair-Elect of the BHPR Section: Dr Yeliz Prior

Education Officer: Dr Katie Druett


BSPAR Section Council Members

Vice-President-Elect and Chair-Elect of the BSPAR Section: Dr Jacqui Clinch

Nurse Representative: Ms Polly Livermore

Communications Officer: Dr Katie Harrison

Trainee Representative: Dr Pam Dawson


Trainee Committee Members

Northern Ireland Representative: Dr Ashley Elliot

Scotland Representative: Dr Alistair Tindell

Mersey Representative: Dr Caroline Cotton


The next round of elections will begin in January 2020. Look out for further information at the beginning of the year. In the meantime, there are a number of ways that you can get involved in our activities, including guideline development, submitting abstracts for our conferences, and participating in audits. If you would like to find out more about these opportunities, please email us.