“A multidisciplinary team approach is the best way to care for rheumatology patient group and the Rheumatology Nurse Specialist (RNS) are an integral part of this multidisciplinary team.  

This role can contribute to answering the challenge of health provision in a financially difficult environment.

However, it’s all incumbent on a well trained nurse specialist. ‘Learning Rheum’ is a national initiative with an aim to establish a core curriculum for rheumatology nursing.

Learning Rheum is preparing Rheumatology Nurse Specialists of the present and the future to help deliver high quality standards with best patient care at the heart of the endeavour. It aims to equip the rheumatology nursing establishment with a toolkit to ensure good outcomes for their patients and employers.

Well trained nurse, a happy patient!”