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We're committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in British Society for Rheumatology activities; here's what we're doing.

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is at the heart of everything BSR does; this commitment is expected of staff, committee members and trustees.

EDI allows us to provide the best support we can to members during their careers, as well as to champion the specialty through equal representation and meaningful actions.

You can read about our strategic aims for EDI below, and find information on our overall strategy and other EDI work.

EDI aims

Our core values of leadership, openness, collaboration and celebrating success reinforce our commitment to EDI. Here are our aims:


  • To provide support for members; help them develop through inclusive and non-discriminatory benefits

  • To collect equality and diversity-related data on members, staff, committee members and Trustees, and use this to identify areas for future improvement

  • To encourage underrepresented groups to join BSR committees and help shape our future

  • To promote rheumatology as a career to ensure the profession reflects the community it serves.


  • To recruit, develop and retain a diverse, talented and motivated workforce into BSR

  • To create an inclusive and supportive workplace where you feel valued and able to be yourself

  • To support BSR's local community by providing access to work experience and mentoring for underrepresented groups

  • To raise awareness of our commitment to, and the benefits of, equality, diversity and inclusion internally and externally.