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On this page you’ll find links to websites for other organisations either dealing with specific conditions or with more general advice about rheumatological conditions.


National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) – providing help and advice for patients with rheumatoid and their carers

British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) – The professional society for UK rheumatologists with a patient advice area and links to specialist websites

Arthritis Care – charity which exists to care for people with arthritis

American College of Rheumatology – The professional society for US rheumatologists with patient advice area and links to specialist websites

Arthritis Research UK – UK charity leading the fight against arthritis through funding research

European League Against Rheumatism – European organisation with members drawn from all over Europe dedicated to research and education

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) – Government website with latest drug and procedure appraisals

Specialist Websites

Behçet’s Syndrome Society - The official UK patient support group for people with Behçet’s disease

British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine – representing Sports and Exercise medicine professionals in the UK

British Sjogren's Syndrome Association - Registered charity that aims to educate people about Sjogren's Syndrome, raise awareness about the symptoms, and support research into its cause and treatment.

British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) – aims to advance paediatric rheumatology in the UK via training and raising awareness

Ehlers-Danlos Support Group - Includes medical information, various support groups and events, the latest research on EDS, advice on how to cope with living with EDS,and an interactive message board to discuss personal issues on EDS

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine – raising standards in Sports and Exercise medicine.

Fibromyalgia Association – provides help, support and education to patients, carers and professionals

UK Gout society – help and advice for gout sufferers

Hypermobility Syndrome Association - Aims to provide support and information to those affected and to promote knowledge and understanding within the medical community and the public at large.

Lupus UK – national charity supporting patients with lupus

Marfans Association – providing help and advice to patients and professionals

Myositis Support Group – charity providing support and information for patients and professionals about childhood and adult myositis

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society – support and advice for patients and professionals

National Osteoporosis Society – support group raising awareness of osteoporosis

Paget’s Association – for those with Pagets and those who treat it

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance – UK charity dedicated to people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Raynauds and Scleroderma Association - National charity committed to raising awareness of these potentially devastating diseases and raising money for essential research in order to determine cause, enhance treatment and find a cure

Scleroderma society - Aims to offer support to patients who often feel isolated, to increase awareness of the disease and to raise money for vital research

Vasculitis – The Stuart Strange Trust provides help and support for patients.

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