Terms and Conditions

These terms of use govern your use of our site. Please read these terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of this site confirms your acceptance of these terms.


1.01 It is not necessary to register with us in order to use all parts of this Website. [However, particular areas of this Website will only be accessible only if you have registered.]


1.02 This Website may be used for your own private purposes and in accordance with these terms of use.

1.03 You may print and download material from this Website provided that you do not modify or reproduce any content without our prior written consent.


1.04 All reasonable measures are taken by us to ensure that this Website is operational all day, every day. However, occasionally technical issues may result in some downtime and accordingly we will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.

1.05 Where possible we always try to give advance warning of maintenance issues that may result in Website down time but we shall not be obliged to provide such notice.


1.06 Any material that a visitor to this Website sends or posts to this Website shall be considered non-proprietary and non confidential. We shall be entitled to copy, disclose, distribute or use for such other purpose as we deem appropriate all material provided to us, with the exception of personal information, the use of which is covered under our Privacy Policy.

1.07 When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this Website any material:

(a) for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;

(b) that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in the United Kingdom;

(c) which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.

1.08 We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting material to this website in breach of Paragraph 1.7.


1.09 Throughout this Website you may find links to third party websites. The provision of a link to such a website does not mean that we endorse that website. If you visit any website via a link on this Website you do so at your own risk.

1.10 Any party wishing to link to this website is entitled to do so provided that the conditions below are observed:

(a) you do not seek to imply that we are endorsing the services or products of another party unless this has been agreed with us in writing;

(b) you do not misrepresent your relationship with this website; and

(c) the website from which you link to this Website does not contain offensive or otherwise controversial content or, content that infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party.

1.11 By linking to this Website in breach of clause 5.2 you shall indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered to this Website as a result of such linking.


1.12 Whilst we do take all reasonable steps to make sure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate at all times we do not guarantee that all material is accurate and ,or up to date.

1.13 All material contained on this Website is provided without any or warranty of any kind. You use the material on this Website at your own discretion.


1.14 This information is for healthcare professionals only. Please be aware that information on this website is not presented for the use of patients and as such the Society and its members advise you to be aware of this and that you use this material at your own discretion without liability to the Society or its members.

1.15 As a condition of this website in addition to you accepting that the information contained within this website is for health professionals only you agree as well that you are using the website whilst acting in your professional role as a health professional and merely for the purposes of your health professional role.

1.16 This information is designed to guide healthcare professionals in the area of musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology. It is important that you, as a healthcare professional, do not rely on the information and apply it as rote any information detailed on this website, but rather you assess the information and consider the pertinence of the information when using it in the context of your patient’s needs, especially the risks and benefits of any treatment or guidance with regard to your respective patient on an individual basis, and that you are aware that you should use the information at your discretion given that all patients are different in terms of their needs, ways that they present viz symptoms and their own individual risks.

1.17 As a condition of using this website, you as a healthcare professionals who use this information contained within the website herein accept that you need to apply by the legal laws of the country you practice in and confirm that you are registered (and where required) also have a license to practice, as well as that you are currently of sound mind and body such that you are fit and safe to practice and that you are acting in the best interests of your patient at all times.

1.18 As a condition of using this website you accept that you act within the limits of your own competence and training and that any information you utilise from this website is considered and judged by yourself within these constraints with the default position being that you do not apply the information contained within the website if you do not feel confident in your skillset, competency and ability to apply it in a manner and with the relevant resources and backup to be able to treat your patient safely as could be reasonably considered with the information available to you.


1.19 We do not accept liability for any loss or damage that you suffer as a result of using this Website.

1.20 Nothing in these Terms of Use shall exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence which cannot be excluded or under the law of the United Kingdom.


These terms of use are governed by English law. Any dispute arising in connection with these terms of use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

In the interpretation of the foregoing, singular words shall be held to incorporate the pleural & masculine gender to incorporate the feminine gender & vice-versa.