Dr John Dickson

We would like to thank everyone who has shown their love and support for the Dickson family over the past few months. We have been touched by your kind words and generosity, both in the time people have taken to visit us while John was ill and those who attended the “celebration of his life” service. During this difficult time, members and friends also helped us to raise over £3500 for the Bright Red Haematology Charity and the PCR Society John Dickson award fund.

We were delighted to present the first John Dickson Medal and Award to physiotherapist Diarmaid Ferguson, who was nominated by John shortly before he died. John thought highly of Diarmaid’s work and was pleased that he used his expertise to help with work at the PCR Society. I hope that members will keep up the good work. Many thanks for all your support.

Welcome to the Primary Care Rheumatology Society

The PCR was created in 1986 by a group of General Practitioners with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology.

The PCR's objectives are to:

  • Improve knowledge & education of musculoskeletal & rheumatology disorders in primary care
  • Improve & maintain standards of care provided for patients
  • Develop educational standards for providers in musculoskeletal medicine & rheumatology
  • Work to build partnerships with other providers of musculoskeletal & rheumatology care
  • Undertake research

The PCR is recognised as an important source of advice, education, ideas and initiatives in musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology in primary care. The PCR works with both patient and professional groups in this field. The PCR is regularly asked to contribute to NICE guideline and technology submissions.

The Society runs an annual, friendly conference each November aimed at all GPs, including specific sessions for GP Trainees. There are also additional educational events throughout the year.

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