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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.

After one of the most challenging years on record for the sector, we're shining a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that rheumatology teams across the UK deliver. From new service pathway developments to rapid service transformation in response to COVID-19, there's a wide range of themes your project may have had an impact on; we want to hear about it.

This is the opportunity to get the recognition your team deserves. Below you can hear from past winners about their experience of applying and why being recognised was important to their team and the whole rheumatology community.

Ali Rivett

BSR Chief Executive

Dr Sanjeev Patel

BSR President and consultant rheumatologist

Dr Jacqui Clinch

BSR Vice President, consultant paediatric and adolescent rheumatologist

Andy Bennett

National Clinical Director for musculoskeletal conditions for NHS England and Improvement

Yeliz Prior

BSR Vice President and occupational therapist

John Boulton

Director for NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety/ Director Improvement Cymru


Applications open: 1-29 September 2021

Initial shortlisting: 1-15 October 2021

Virtual presentations: December 2021 and January 2022

Final shortlisting: February 2022

Announcement: April 2022 at Annual Conference in Glasgow

Please factor three potential dates for a site visit into the planning of your application