Visiting a nurse clinic in The West China Hospital, West China Medical School of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Peoples Republic of China.




You may already be working as a rheumatology nurse or provide care and support to patients with arthritis in either primary or secondary care settings


This maybe the first time you have explored information or training opportunities in rheumatology or in Chronic Disease Management. If this is the case I just want to emphasise how important your interest is. There is a shortage of nurses trained in musculoskeletal care and we really need your interest...…please explore this website. In either case a warm welcome to you and hope you will find all the information you need or can access the best links as a result of visiting this website. [Journals] [Awards & Bursaries] [Courses]



You might wish to explore the website of Versus Arthritis for patient information leaflets, training materials and opportunities to seek bursaries.

Remember that the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence provides pathways and guidance documents for all disease areas and treatments reviewed by NICE. www.nice.org.uk

The Rheumatology Community in the UK has very strong links with patient organisations and consider people with all forms of arthritis as being part of the ‘team’. So you will find a wealth of valuable information on the patient organisation websites. Including: www.nras.org.uk - providing support to people with Rheumatoid Arthritis and children with arthritis. https://www.versusarthritis.org.


Another useful resource is the ARMA website. ARMA is an umbrella organisation for professional and all 
patient organisations for those Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases www.arma.uk.net



Nursing: The Royal College of Nursing – rheumatology forum. www.rcn.org.uk


Multi-disciplinary team information on the British Society for Rheumatology

The medics and health professionals have amalgamated the their organisations to reflect the truly MDT approach to care in rheumatology.

Last updated October 2020


Susan Oliver Associates
Independent Nurse Consultancy

RN (1978) Independent Nurse Prescriber
Master of Science (MSc Healthcare & Professional Issues) Exeter University (1997)
Membership of City and Guilds Institute (2002) 
Royal College of Nursing Fellow, Past Chair of European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Health professionals (2012-2016)

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