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GroupA key part of BIRDs objectives is promoting recognition of the impact of bone and joint diseases through educational courses for health professionals, patients and the general public.  We are committed to encouraging the wider public’s awareness of rheumatic diseases and to helping patients, their family and friends better understand their condition.

As such, BIRD has set up a number of public lectures and information days, as well as distributing newsletters and leaflets.  As a result of one of our information days, with BIRD’s help and support a group of psoriatic arthritis patients formed PsAZZ in 2011 and the group continues to grow.

BIRD also organises a growing and wide ranging educational programme for the continued education and training of healthcare professionals. In doing this we work closely with a range of health and education providers, including the Royal United Hospital Bath, especially the RNHRD, the University of Bath and the Bath GP Education & Research Trust.

GP Education Sessions

BIRD runs a number of GP education sessions throughout the year. All are free to attend and will apply for accreditation from BGPERT.

If you would like any further information, please email or call us 01225 336363

  • Annual Rheumatology Hot Topics Afternoon - Tuesday 6th March 2018. This meeting is in collaboration with the RNHRD & BGPERT. This meeting will be held at the Lecture Hall, RNHRD, Bath. To book your place in advance, please email
    Accreditation applied through BGPERT (Bath GP Education & Research Trust).

Health Professional Lectures

BIRD runs a number of meetings for health professionals throughout the year. Each of these meetings apply for accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians, when approved this will enable you to gain CPD credits for attending.

 Here are our forthcoming meetings to add to your diary:

  • South West CTD Vasculitis Group Meeting - Tuesday 20th March 2018, Lecture Hall, RNHRD, Bath. This meeting will run from 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Please email to reserve your place.

If you would like any further information, please email or call us 01225 336363

Information Events for Patients & Public

Please see our "Patients & Public" page for information on our events and information days!

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