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Reference materials

Kings Fund report – perceptions of patients and professionals on RA care (2009)

Musculoskeletal Services Framework

National Audit Office report – services for people with rheumatoid arthritis (2009)

Healthcare services for those with musculoskeletal conditions: a rheumatology service. Recommendations of the European Union of Medical Specialists Section of Rheumatology/European Board of Rheumatology 2006

Development of a competency framework for general practitioners with a special interest in musculoskeletal/rheumatology practice

Hay EM, Campbell A, Linney S, Wise E, and on behalf of the Musculoskeletal GPwSI Working Group. Rheumatology 2007;46:360–362


Map of Medicine


Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin

Electronic Medicines Compendium

National Joint Registry

NICE Guidelines – Musculoskeletal

SIGN Guidelines – Management of early rheumatoid arthritis

SIGN Guidelines – Management of hip fracture in older people

SIGN Guidelines – Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults

Royal College of General Practitioners curriculum statement – Rheumatology and Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System (including Trauma)

GP Notebook


Medscape – rheumatology articles

National Prescribing Centre


BMJ Clinical Evidence

American College of Rheumatology – image bank

Rheumatology Nurse newsletter

Department of Health – Allied Health Professionals Bulletin

Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care



Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters

An online resource for clinicians wishing to enhance their skills in assessing and managing musculoskeletal problems in children


a website for students of musculoskeletal medicine.  Register for free access to personalised learning features, or just browse.

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