rheumPaediatric rheumatology is a rapidly growing specialty combining clinical care, research and education. Paediatric rheumatologists work within multidisciplinary teams, across wider regional networks, and have close collaborations with colleagues nationally and internationally. Recent advances in treatment have changed the way we manage many of our diseases, making this an exciting time to work within this field.

The paediatric rheumatology section on paediatric rheumatology describes the training opportunities and contact details for the College Specialist Advisory Committee (CSAC), including our trainee representative (a current Grid trainee).


For further information on training and to meet the team, contact Dr Sharmila Jandial, Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Great North Children's Hospital

Training in our region

Subspecialty Grid training centre

Special Interest (SPIN) training centre

Research in paediatric rheumatology is exciting and rapidly advancing. There are many opportunities to get involved in laboratory, clinical and educational research and we would be happy to answer any queries.


The British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) organises regular meetings and educational events http://www.rheumatology.org.uk/bspar, including an active trainees group and annual trainees meeting

pmmLook at our website paediatric musculoskeletal matters http://www.pmmonline.org/doctor which hosts a number of educational resources relating to musculoskeletal conditions in childhood. You will also find access to pGALS and pREMS, examination techniques which were developed by our team in Newcastle and now widely taught at medical schools and in postgraduate education across the world.


Learn by the bedside. pGALS app download link

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