Where Dermatology meets Rheumatology and Musculo-Skeletal
This conference focussed on important and common conditions seen in Primary Care in which there is crossover between dermatology and rheumatology

The recording is now available!
Axial Spa - identification and referral
Axial spa - symptoms and characteristics

Recording now available
PCRMM webinar: Digital Developments in SpA
Now available to watch online - this webinar is on the extensive subject of Spondyloarthritis
Watch now
PCRMM Webinar - Gout diagnosis, treatment and management: An update on best practice in primary care
Gout – What’s new in the understanding & management of gout?
Now available to watch online
Watch now!
PCRMM Webinar - Thinking Differently about Osteoarthritis
Recording now available to watch
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History of the PCRMM Society

The PCRMM Society was co-founded in 1986 by two GPs: Dr John Dickson and Dr Ray Millian. They realised that musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine and rheumatological disorders accounted for a significant proportion of their work in primary care but there was little knowledge of how best to treat rheumatological disorders and MSK. The aim of the society was (and remains) to improve knowledge of musculoskeletal & rheumatology disorders in primary care through education, research and creation of national guidelines and standards with the aim of improving patient outcomes. At the time the society was created MSK medicine was considered part of Rheumatology and so the society was called the Primary Care Rheumatology (PCR) Society. To reflect the fact that MSK medicine is now considered a speciality in its own right the name of the society was formally changed in 2018 to its current name of the Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine (PCRMM) Society. These days the Society accepts members from all members of the primary and intermediate care team including nurses, physiotherapists, first contact practitioners and physician assistants as well as GPs.

The PCR was the first GP Primary Care Society in the world. It remains the only primary care society for GPs and their teams in both MSK and rheumatological medicine worldwide. The society is known for its trademark kind and friendly approach welcoming old and new members alike. Building on from its innovative use of hands-on workshops at its educational events the Society has developed a strong record in education first with it’s Diploma in Primary Care Rheumatology at the University of Bath (no longer running) and more recently the creation of the Diploma in MSK Medicine with Rheumatology with Bradford University. Most recently the Society has been actively involved in developing a national standard for entry level into MSK medicine with the PCRMM-FSEM Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine which is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). This diploma is designed to act as an entry level for all members of the primary care team wishing to develop their skills in MSK medicine and act as a stepping stone before considering a higher level qualification such as the Bradford Diploma.

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@BillingMartin @StewartKerrPT @APPN_physio @sommcourses @pcrsociety @thecsp I thought there was a European directive something about drawing up with a blunt and filtered blunt for glass vials etc. @Diane_Reid1 might know

Our paper on safety in remote GP consultations is getting a lot of coverage. Shout out to @oohGPwales who was lead author and analysed the 95 tragic safety incidents. https://x.com/Oohgpwales/status/1729757152263152123?s=20
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I do a form of Tai Chi called Chi Qigong each morning.

It’s helped me to improve my persistent pain management, balance, asthma and blood pressure.

It’s easy to do and there’s plenty of tutorials on YouTube.

It would be useful to include in pain management programs


Congratulations to the guideline development group for completing this guideline. I am so pleased to have had a small part as one of the reviewing team for this WHO guideline for non-surgical management of chronic primary low back pain in adults in primary and community care…

Dear GPs on Twitter,

Please complete this survey from @BMA_GP @doctor_katie .

A very comprehensive one about needs of #TeamGP to help your representatives prioritise their work for you.

Any GP can complete.

Refreshing our mailing-list for the @OMERACT PMR Working Group:

If you’re interested in helping to advance the design and quality of future clinical studies in polymyalgia rheumatica, please get in touch.

Patients/public, clinicians, methodologists, industry all welcome.

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