The Best Practice Awards reward excellence and showcase exemplary rheumatology services by promoting innovation and best practice across every aspect of rheumatology treatment.

Our Best Practice Awards celebrate innovative or particularly successful schemes that drive improvement in patient care. They’re a key part of our efforts to promote innovation and best practice across every aspect of rheumatology treatment, and we're pleased to be shining a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that rheumatology teams across the UK deliver.

A huge congratulations to our 2024 winners!

  • Southmead Hospital North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust/ University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation 
Find out more about the winners here and all shortlisted projects here.

Best Practice Awards 2024

Our awards acknowledge inventive and highly effective initiatives aimed at enhancing patient care. These awards play a pivotal role in our mission to encourage innovation and exemplary approaches in all facets of rheumatology treatment. We take pride in highlighting the remarkable endeavours and accomplishments of rheumatology teams throughout the UK. Watch our video to find out more!


Dr Jo Ledingham

President, Consultant rheumatologist

Sarah Campbell

BSR Chief Executive

Will Gregory

Vice President, Consultant Physiotherapist & Clinical Governance Lead

Dr Jacqui Clinch

Consultant paediatric and adolescent rheumatologist

Anna Burhouse

Director of Quality Development

Borsha Sarker

Clinical Research Sonographer, BPA 2023 Winner

Patient panel

Katy Pieris 

NRAS Volunteer Champion, lives with RA

Joe Eddison

Axial Spondyloarthritis patient with a background in quality and service improvement

Suruthi Gnanenthiran

Volunteer champion for YourRheum and BANNAR, JIA patient

Joel Nelson

Patient Leader, Lived Experience Champion, JIA and PsA Advocate

Paul Amlani-Hatcher

NEIAA Patient Panel Member, RA patient

2022 Winner: a digital solution for monitoring patients

Congratulations to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.
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2022 Winner: improving the lives of people with giant cell arteritis

Congratulations to the team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
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2022 Winner: using technology to solve unmet need

Congratulations to Guy's Hospital.
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