EULAR HPR: Initiatives

The EULAR HPR (Health Professionals in Rheumatology) Committee's main function is to promote multidisciplinary collaboration in the treatment of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in Europe.

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


Ongoing Initiatives


  • EULAR Implementation of a mobile health app for the self-management of juvenile-onset rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases during transitional care: a patient-centered approach. The Move-Up implementation project
    Convenor: F. Estévez Lopez


  • EULAR recommendations/points to consider for the non-pharmacological management of connective tissue diseases with focus on systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis
    Convenor: Carina Bostrom


  • Defining and optimising the use of qualitative research in the development of EULAR recommendations/points to consider
    Convenor: Annette de Thurah


  • Increasing work participation across Europe, part II 
    Convenor: Ross Wilkie


  • 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


  • 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


Published Initiatives

Manuscripts resulting from 13 projects that are not published in the EULAR Journals ARD and RMD Open:

  • 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
  • 2019 EULAR points to consider for non-physician health professionals to prevent and manage fragility fractures in adults 50 years or older
    Convenor: Emalie Hurkman
    Read recommendation
    Read SLR's
    See slide deck
  • Implementing Best practice for Hand Osteoarthritis – a communication project on hand osteoarthritis
    Convenor: Els van den Ende
    Watch the videos through the EULAR School webpage
  • 2019 EULAR recommendations for the role of nurses
    Convenor: Yvonne Eijk-Hustings
    Read the recommendation
    See slide presentation
    Read the lay summary
  • 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
    Convenors: 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, et al.
    Ann Rheum Dis doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-210741
    Letter Published Online First 9 December 2016
    Read letter
    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
    Read publication
    See slide presentation here
  • 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

Call for Task Force members

We look for experienced investigators in the mentioned fields of rheumatology. To apply as task force member, please send your one-page letter of interest to participate and a short CV to Simona Lupatin (

EULAR SOP for EULAR Recommendations/Points to Consider selection of task force members (PDF)

EULAR Journals

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) and RMD Open

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EULAR HPR Committee

The EULAR HPR Committee 

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