Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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.

MACP partner conference and IFOMPT

Physio UK Conference As part of the 50th Anniversary of the MACP, the Executive Committee made the decision to partner with Physio UK 2018 and work to deliver the MSK stream across the 2 day conference. Labelled by CSP’s Karen …Read More

CEO update: The NHS Long-Term Plan – it’s what happens next that matters

by Sue Brown, CEO ARMA The NHS Long-Term plan was published earlier this week. I was pleased to see quite a bit about musculoskeletal health throughout the document. There has been lots of immediate reaction, positive and negative. I think …Read More

Fundraising Manager vacancy

Arthritis Action is currently recruiting for the position of Fundraising Manager to join their team in London. To apply, please download the job description below and email your CV with accompanying cover letter addressing how you meet the person specification, …Read More

CEO update – New Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year to all our readers. As I write this, everyone is talking new year’s resolutions and I’m thinking about resolutions for ARMA and the MSK community. ARMA is seeing the new year in with the start of a …Read More

Consultation on NICE principles

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is inviting comments on the consultation of a new version of the principles that guide the development of NICE guidance and standards. The consultation will run until 11 February 2019. The document …Read More

NICE offers conference ticket bursary to attend the 2019 NICE conference

NICE launched a bursary scheme for voluntary and community sector organisations for the 2019 NICE Annual Conference which is taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester on 9 May 2019. The bursary offer This year’s bursary package consists of …Read More

Everything you wanted to know about setting up a Musculoskeletal Service but were afraid to ask!

Sign up for the webinar rescheduled for 15 February 2019 at 12.30—1.30pm The rescheduled webinar on Friday 15 February 2019 describes the set-up of the Telford Musculoskeletal Service and some of the problems encountered along the way, with the solutions …Read More

Subsidised rate for Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference until 15 January 2019

The subsidised rate for the Health and Wellbeing at Work conference on 5-6 March 2019 at the NEC is available until 15 January 2019 at £40 (plus VAT) for both days. The conference is all about improving the health and …Read More