EULAR HPR: EULAR Health Professional projects

Scroll down this page to find the list of ongoing and completed projects:

Ongoing projects

Increasing work participation across Europe
Convenor: Ross Wilkie

Implementation of Physical Activity into routine Clinical pracTice in Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Disease: The IMPACT-RMD study
Convenor: Georg Metsios

Implementing Best practice for Hand Osteoarthritis – a communication project on hand osteoarthritis
Convenor: Els van den Ende

Assessing the implementation of the EULAR recommendations for patient education for people with inflammatory arthritis across Europe                                                   Convenor: Mwidimi Ndosi

People with RMDs will act as multipliers to support others to stay in or return to paid and unpaid work                                                                                                                        Convenor: Erika Mosor

Implementation of EULAR Education for HPR in Eastern European countries                 Convenor: Thea Vliet Vlieland

EULAR points to consider/recommendations for the detection, assessment and management of non-adherence in people with RMDs
Convenor: Loreto Carmona

EULAR recommendations/points to consider for the health professionals management of patients with osteopenia and a risk of fragility fracture and/or of (subsequent) falling
Convenor: Emalie Hurkman


Completed projects

Manuscripts resulting from projects that are not published in the EULAR Journals ARD and RMD Open:

2019 EULAR recommendations for the role of nurses
Convenor: Yvonne Eijk-Hustings
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2019 EULAR recommendations for the generic core competences of health professionals in rheumatology
Convenor: Thea Vliet Vlieland
Read the recommendation
See slide presentation
Read the SLRs

EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis
Convenor: Karin Niedermann / Thea Vliet Vlieland                                                                      Read the recommendation
See slide presentation 
Lay summary


The Health Professionals' Approach to Pain Management in Inflammatory Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Convenor: Rinie Geenen                                                                                                             Read the recommendation
See slide presentation

EULAR points to consider for health professionals undertaking musculoskeletal
ultrasound for rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Heidi J Siddle, Peter Mandl, Daniel Aletaha, Thea P Vliet Vlieland, Marina Backhaus, Patricia Cornell, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino, Karen Ellegaard, Annamaria Iagnocco, Bente Jakobsen, Tiina Jasinski, Nina H Kildal, Michaela Lehner, Ingrid Möller, Gabriela M Supp, Philip O'Connor, Anthony C Redmond, Esperanza Naredo, Richard J Wakefield
Ann Rheum Dis doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-210741
Letter Published Online First 9 December 2016
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Read Manuscript
Read Figure 1
Read Key Questions
Read SLR Search Terms

EULAR Recommendations/Points to Consider for patient education of people with inflammatory arthritis
Convenor: Mwidimi Ndosi/Astrid van Tubergen
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EULAR recommendations for non-pharmacological management of hip and knee osteoarthritis
Convenor: Thea Vliet Vlieland
See slide presentation here

EULAR recommendations for the role of the nurse in management of chronic inflammatory arthritis
Convenor: Jackie Hill / Turid Heiberg

Evaluation of the current status of extended roles taken by health professionals within Europe – a pilot study in the form of a web-based survey
Convenor: Tanja Stamm / Jackie Hill

Validation of the Educational Needs Assessment Tool as a generic instrument in 7 European countries
Convenor: Jackie Hill / Mwidimi Ndosi

Establishing an international collaborative network of European health professionals in systemic sclerosis (EUSHNet)
Convenor: Anthony Redmond

Related information

EULAR Journal:

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) and RMD Open more information

EULAR Standing Committee:

Go to page of Standing Committee of Health Professionals in Rheumatology click here