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The Barbara Ansell National Network for Adolescent and Young Adult Rheumatology (BANNAR is a network of interested and committed professionals from medical, nursing and allied health backgrounds working in adolescent and young adult (AYA, aged 10-24) rheumatology in the UK. Members are represented from all areas of the UK with a fairly equal split of those working predominantly in adult or paediatric backgrounds as well as dedicated adolescent rheumatology professionals.

We are funded by Versus Arthritis as part of the UCL Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology and meet twice a year (travel expenses for our members are reimbursed). Dr Rachel Tattersall is the Chair of BANNAR, supported by 3 Deputy Chairs: Drs Martin Lee, Janet McDonagh and Flora McErlane. The national youth advisory panel for BANNAR is YOUR Rheum

BANNAR is always looking for new members so please join us! You can do this by sending a short 2 page CV and paragraph explaining your reasons for applying to Lisa Etamoje

Andy Murry


Inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as president of the United States of America...

Andy Murray wins the Wimbledon Men's Single final...

and BANNAR is born!