To register for your chosen regional event please select from the links below:
West of England AHSN and South West AHSN –
Friday 14th July 2017, Exeter.
Whole System MSK Regional Events to help transform MSK care outcomes and Quality of Care.
Working in partnership with ARMA, the NHS England Long Term Conditions (LTCs) Unit, are sponsoring a series of regional launch pad events that supports a joined up approach to transforming Musculoskeletal (MSK) care.
The practical events will bring together regional and national leaders and organisations including RightCare and GIRFT, patient groups and local MSK stakeholders to focus on what the regions are most challenged by and potential solutions by sharing examples of best practice and evidence including national tools and resources and agree local priorities and actions that would maximise opportunities and maintain momentum.
The events are aimed at STP and CCG leads, Regional programme leads, regional and local professional leads, MSK clinicians, MSK Healthcare providers and local patient groups.
The theme for Feet for Life month 2017 is ‘Feet for Life – from birth to beyond’
Each year the College of Podiatry runs an annual Feet for Life month campaign. This is done to raise awareness of podiatry and highlighting how podiatrists are the experts in keeping feet healthy and pain free. Podiatrists simply keep you on your feet!
This year we want to highlight the importance of caring for your feet, and the key foot health issues to be aware of at all life stages. Please tweet using #feetforlife and see the COP’s Twitter account @feetforlife.
On the 9th June, we ask our members to use the hashtag, like and retweet NRAS posts, and share our other activity.
Musculoskeletal toolkit launched to help employers support people with musculoskeletal conditions
ARMA worked with Public Health England and Business in the Community to develop a new toolkit for employers in the workplace, which launched at the Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference in the NEC today (7 March 2017). Musculoskeletal conditions are an important consideration for businesses as they are a leading cause of pain and disability in the UK, affecting many employees.
The toolkit draws together information for employers to support staff in the prevention, early identification, management and adaptation for people affected by musculoskeletal conditions. The musculoskeletal toolkit is a simple step-by-step guide dealing with back, neck, muscle and joint pain at work. It will help employers access the best free resources that are available for their organisation and employees.
You can access the toolkit from the Business in the Community website.
New ARMA Leaflet
ARMA has released an A5 leaflet to support its activity, promoting good musculoskeletal health.
The leaflet features key messages on what is needed to provide the right care for musculoskeletal conditions,
in the right place, at the right time.
Restrictions to Treatments and Services, ARMA Survey 2015-16
ARMA has conducted a survey on whether people with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions have experienced any restrictions on accessing treatment and/or services. For infographics and full details of the survey, click here.
ARMA is the alliance providing a collective voice for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK.
Together, ARMA and its member organisations work to improve quality of life for all those living with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders in the UK.
We aim to foster co-operation between charities and professional organisations, working to enhance understanding and mutual support between individuals and organisational bodies.