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Our Rheumatology Specialty Delivery Group (SDG) includes nominated representation from all NHS Boards providing Rheumatology Services in Scotland, as well as representatives from the third sector.


We are working with Boards implementing Active Clinical Referral Triage (ACRT) and Discharge Patient Initiated Review (PIR) and this remains a focus for 2023/24.

Read a case-study on Discharge PIR implementation in Grampian [PDF]


The SDG plans to develop and publish a national pathway for non-inflamatory disease during 2022/23.


In support of the work of the Rheumatology SDG, a multi-disciplinary Rheumatology Advanced Practice Network has been established to optimise potential opportunities in the Rheumatology workforce, as well as providing a forum for sharing learning and best practice.