There are a number of sources for
guidelines. The guidelines outlined on this site are chiefly focusing on
rheumatology. For advice on professional or general nursing issues you
should see the Nursing and Midwifery Council website (www.nmc-uk.org)and
the Royal College of Nursing (www.rcn.org.uk) or the Chief Nursing
Officers website at www.doh.gov.uk.
The Royal College of Nursing (Rheumatology
Guidelines on Biologics, subcutaneous methotrexate administration,
Standards and charters for rheumatology nurse care. Some guidelines are
accessible from the website without holding RCN Membership.
The British Society of Rheumatology
Guidelines on disease modifying drugs monitoring, vaccination and other
medical aspects of rheumatology care. www.rheumatology.org.uk
The Primary Care Rheumatology Society
Guidelines on the management of Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis.
Department of Health & NHS
www.gov.uk and NHS Choices for good general health guidance with excellent links
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) are an umbrella
organisation of patient groups and healthcare professionals from all
disciplines providing care to those with musculoskeletal conditions. There are also examples of good practice that can be accessed. For information on the ARMA documents
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. Guidance on drug therapies reviewed by NICE , commissioning toolkits and other useful information particularly for England and