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.

Strength in numbers

There are many reasons for organisations working in collaboration with others. Over the years I have worked to influence health and care policy I have seen many changes which could never have happened if organisations had not worked together on …Read More

Lessons from traditional Chinese acupuncture – Adding value to life

Guest Blog by Paul Hitchcock, Chief Executive, The British Acupuncture Council I recently spoke at an NHS England event for International Day for Older People, my talk being titled “Lessons from traditional Chinese acupuncture – adding value to life”. We …Read More

NICE Persistent Pain Guidelines committee

NICE is looking for members to join the persistent pain guideline committee. They are looking for: two general practitioners a pain specialist a physician with interest in pain a liaison psychiatrist a pharmacist an allied health professional a commissioner a pain …Read More

Contribute to EULAR 2018 – Abstract submission now open

The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology will take place in Amsterdam, 13-16 June 2018. Building on a record of 4,850 abstracts submitted in 2017, EULAR 2018 is expected to achieve more success than ever before. Submit your abstract and join EULAR in its endeavour to improve the availability …Read More

Edgar Stene Prize 2018 – Send your entries, don’t miss out!

Deadline is Friday 21st December. Please submit your completed essays entry to The Edgar Stene Prize 2018 competition is open to people 18 years and over who are living with a Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal (RMD) disease. The 2018 prize will be awarded …Read More

Biologics guidance document for Rheumatology Practitioners

The RCN Rheumatology Forum would like to report that in September 2017 the 4th edition of the RCN Biologics guidance document for Rheumatology Practitioners went live: “Assessing, managing and monitoring Biologic therapies for Inflammatory Arthritis“ It is available online now as …Read More

Work Matters launched

On Wednesday 11th October, NRAS launched its new report, Work Matters, following a survey of over 1,500 people with rheumatoid arthritis. The launch took place in Parliament and was attended by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work- Penny …Read More

Shaping the RA service in Scotland

In two new NRAS videos, our Scottish Ambassadors and Dr Neil McKay from the Scottish Society for Rheumatology, explain how RA patients living in Scotland can help shape improvements to their rheumatology services. Patients who have had RA for a year …Read More

New BSR mentoring scheme is live!

The BSR is delighted to have launched a mentoring scheme exclusively for all our members, whether you are a newly qualified or experienced professional. The mentoring scheme is a flexible and open platform that matches developing professionals to trusted mentors …Read More

Sport and Exercise Medicine delivers the latest on MSK Health, Physical Activity and Lifestyle

The FSEM (UK) and BASEM joint annual conference Sport and Exercise – Bringing us all Together brought a focus, this year, on MSK Health, Physical Activity and Lifestyle. Delivered in the historical town of Bath 12th and 13th October, the conference was attended …Read More

The Backcare Christmas Concert

BackCare would like to make you aware of their Carol Concert coming up on 19th December 2017: a special performance of the Brandenburg Singers with conductor Robert Porter. 19th December 2017 at 6:30pm Tickets £18 Click to open the …Read More

Stoke ARMA meeting December 2017

The next joint meeting of the Haywood User Group / ARMA Stoke is on Dec 1st 2017 at the Haywood Hospital, in the lecture room at 1pm. Refreshments are available from 12:30pm. All patients, carers, staff and interested parties are welcome. …Read More