A mind map is a simple way to visually organize information. It consists of radial hierarchic nodes when the next level can be opened by a mouse click. This is an extremely intuitive structure that helps you to avoid time consuming search in textbooks and guidelines.

Please click on the Mind Map link to access the map. This website contains above 2000 subtopics covering all aspects of adult rheumatology and is a free educational resource for health care professionals. As described in the Disclaimer, patients are discouraged to use it.

Information available in the mind map is based on current rheumatology practice in the United Kingdom. The mind map covers the majority of rheumatic conditions including rare ones that a medical doctor and a rheumatologist can encounter. Specific attention is paid at the clinical aspect, e.g., what to ask when you suspect a certain rheumatic illness, what to look for at the examination, which investigations to order, what are diagnostic/classification criteria, differential diagnosis, and current treatment options. The map is structured with the expectation that a doctor using it has completed at least several years of postgraduate medical training. The basic concepts (e.g., what is inflammatory or mechanical joint pain; the fundamentals of joint examination; the basics of laboratory tests and X-rays interpretation) are not provided.

The mind map has direct online links to appropriate NICE, BSR, SIGN, EULAR, and ACR guidelines, and various resources including online calculators, relevant databases, websites providing support for patients, downloadable templates, etc.

The mind map is best viewed in non-Microsoft browsers as Internet Explorer and Edge have a tendency to change HTML5 formatting of some subtopics.

Using the mind map, you agree with the Disclaimer.