A 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.
We are currently putting together our programme from April 2018, please check back here soon! Events to include; Joint Injection Training, Rheumatology Hot Topics, RA & CTD.
- Bath Clinic & BGPERT Rheumatology Evening - Thursday 21st June 2018 - Bath Clinic Claverton Down, Bath. Talks from Dr Raj Sengupta and Dr William Tillett, Consultant Rheumatologists. To book your place, please email the BGPERT Team, BGPERT@birdbath.org.uk.
If you would like any further information in the mean time, please email BIRD@birdbath.org.uk or call us 01225 336363
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 18th September 2018, Venue TBC, Exeter. Please email BIRD@birdbath.org.uk to reserve your place.
- Bath & Weston Combined Axial Spondyloarthropathy Meeting - TBC October 2018, Lecture Hall, RNHRD, Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RL. Please email BIRD@birdbath.org.uk to reserve your place
- Bath Bristol Bone Meeting - TBC November 2018, Lecture Hall, RNHRD, Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RL. Please email BIRD@birdbath.org.uk to reserve your place
If you would like any further information, please email BIRD@birdbath.org.uk or call us 01225 336363
Information Events for Patients & Public
Please see our "Patients & Public" page for information on our events and information days!