A Competency Framework for Rheumatology Nurses

Published: 13/03/2020
Publication code: 009 004

This publication provides a competency and role development framework for rheumatology practitioners in clinical practice (most commonly called rheumatology nurse specialists). The role of the rheumatology nurse specialist is highly complex and may include roles in paediatric nursing, research, advanced level skills in clinical assessment, prescribing and providing intra-articular injections amongst others.

This publication is sponsored by Arthritis Action, Biogen, Novartis and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, and is endorsed by the British Society for Rheumatology.


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