Arthritis News - Members' Updates

This is where we post the latest Musculoskeletal and Arthritis news provided by ARMA's member bodies, including reports on policy meetings, healthcare best practice, disease research, fundraising events, patient studies and much more related to musculoskeletal disorders and arthritis. News items posted here are also distrubuted to our subscribers via our ARMA newsletter. If you are interested in receiving updates via email, sign up here.

  • The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is the umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK, and our mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions. We have 33 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.

ARMA event: Physical activity and musculoskeletal health

ARMA event: Physical activity and musculoskeletal health Encourage more of your customers with long term conditions to be more active. Tuesday 3 December 2019 The We are Undefeatable campaign is encouraging people with long term conditions to be more active. …Read More

Pain and physical activity: complex issues need collaborative solutions

CEO update by Sue Brown One of the things I love about my job is the variety of things I get involved in. The wide scope of what is covered by musculoskeletal health and the variety of ARMA members, partners …Read More

We are undefeatable campaign

A new campaign, We are Undefeatable, launched on 2 September from Sport England and associated partners including Versus Arthritis. The campaign aims to help people with health conditions find ways to get active. With a long term condition you are …Read More

How can we ensure general practice is fit for the future?

by Duleep Allirajah, Assistant Director of Policy and Campaigns, RCGP As any patient who struggled to book a GP appointment will know only too well, general practice in the UK is under immense strain. Demand for appointments is rising and …Read More

Conversation starters for MSD workplace discussions

A new resource on MSDs for workplaces – ‘Conversation Starters for workplace discussions on musculoskeletal disorders’ – is now available online from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). This is an Occupational safety and health (OSH) resource for …Read More

Core Skills in MSK Care workshops

The Versus Arthritis Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care one day Workshop has been developed for primary care health professionals to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in delivering high quality care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The workshops are largely split …Read More

EULAR Physical Activity recommendations

EULAR has published a new lay summary: EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis EULAR is disseminating the lay versions of the recommendations to patient organisations and healthcare professionals to support patients and carers in …Read More

PCRMM Annual Conference – preparation continues

Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society Annual Conference 14-16 November 2019 Park Inn Hotel, York by Helen Livesley, Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society Preparation continues for the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Conference. It’s an educational programme …Read More