Our mission is to support members to deliver the best care at all stages of the rheumatology care pathway, focusing on communication, transparency and collaboration.


Children, young people and adults living with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease will receive the right health and social care, at the right time, to achieve the best outcome throughout their lifetime.


Supporting our members to deliver the best care, at all stages of the care pathway to improve the lives of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.


  • Passionate about excellence in rheumatology care

  • Professional, transparent, ethical

  • Member-driven, collaborative, innovative


Our strategic aims:

We will educate by providing educational and knowledge, sharing opportunities to support delivery of the best outcomes through:

  • Disseminating advances in the science and practice of rheumatology

  • Providing professional development opportunities for our members to support the delivery of their multidisciplinary team roles

  • Increasing our knowledge about new and existing treatments, and promote the integration of clinical care, data and research

We will influence health policy and empower our members to achieve positive outcomes through:

  • Creating the national guidelines and standards that underpin the delivery of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease care by our members in the UK

  • Influencing health policy and commissioning, which informs the delivery of excellent health and social care

  • Empowering members with evidence of the impact and value of rheumatology care

We will future-proof, grow and thrive as a sustainable organisation through:

  • Managing the society’s assets in such a way so as to ensure we are a viable and sustainable charity for the benefit of members

  • Communicating all our work and achievements to members and external partners to enhance our reputation as a leading professional society

  • Collaborating with all relevant partners to achieve joint goals across the wider healthcare landscape


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