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 40 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.

British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference 2018

13 & 14 October 2018 Hilton Birmingham Metropole The BCA is delighted to invite you to attend the British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference 2018, brought to you with a fresh look and feel. The event has been organised and coordinated by …Read More

Love Activity, Hate Exercise? from the CSP

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy launches a summer campaign which aims to tackle the growing issue of physical inactivity across the UK. ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?’ addresses the emotional as well as physical barriers millions of people with long-term conditions …Read More

New publication: ARMA policy position paper on supported self-management

ARMA policy teams and CEOs collaborated to agree a Policy Position Paper on Supported Self-Management for People with Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions. The Policy Position Paper sets out recommendations for change. The evidence identifies the importance of patients as partners …Read More

No health without MSK health

“No health without MSK health”. Those were the words of our guest speaker at the ARMA AGM and they clearly struck a chord with members. They were on my mind last week when I attended a consultation meeting held by …Read More

NIHR research into physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions

The MSK physio-themed review is now live. Moving Forward – Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing  highlights evidence from the National Institute for Health Research and others on why research in this area matters, assessment and matching patients to treatment, …Read More

Societal Impact of Pain framing paper and webinar

With the help of their partners and endorsers, Pain Alliance Europe has created a Framing Paper and Joint Statement: policy documents that analyse the existing initiatives and remaining gaps in policy actions to tackle the impact of pain on societies, …Read More

NICE guideline on rheumatoid arthritis (update)

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that NICE received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping to develop …Read More

Petition for access to specialist lupus care

The Pembrokeshire Lupus Support Group and LUPUS UK are petitioning the Secretary of State for Health at the Welsh Assembly Government to remove the ‘gate keeper principle’ from their healthcare provision. Patients with lupus and other rare autoimmune illnesses in …Read More

Big Ideas for Better Health Awards

Incisive Health is supporting AbbVie with the organisation of their Big Ideas for Better Health Awards, which are designed for healthcare professionals and patient groups. They present an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and share exceptional examples of improvements and innovation …Read More

BMAS Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis course

BMAS have scheduled a one-day course on acupuncture as a treatment for osteoarthritis, focussing on the hip, knee and other large joints. The course is comprised of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions to refresh existing skills to improve your expertise …Read More

Parkrun update

Last month’s newsletter featured the partnership between parkrun and the RCGP. Since that newsletter came out we have been in contact with one of the parkrun ambassadors for people with arthritis and MSK conditions. One of the things they do …Read More

Launch of EULAR`s Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2019

On behalf of Nele Caeyers, Chair of the EULAR Standing Committee of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE); Dieter Wiek, EULAR Vice President, representing PARE; and Polina Pchelnikova, Working Group leader of the Edgar Stene Prize; the EULAR secretariat is …Read More