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.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus info

Last updated 17/8/20 ARMA is working to support our members to share information and respond effectively to the coronavirus outbreak. Patient organisations are working to ensure people have the advice they need related to their condition or medication. Our professional …Read More

Working Together conference sponsors

Sponsors ARMA would like to thank the following organisations for their support of the conference. Lead sponsors Pfizer Supporting Sponsors

Bone and Joint Week – 12-20 October 2020

Good musculoskeletal health – now more than ever What is Bone and Joint Week? Every October, Bone and Joint Week helps get people thinking about one of the most widespread and pressing health issues of our times – musculoskeletal health …Read More

NICE: Chronic Primary Pain draft guideline

Consultation deadline 14 September 2020 A new draft guideline, Chronic pain in over 16s: assessment and management, published by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is open for consultation until 14 September 2020. The consultation recommends that people …Read More

New Video for South Asian Communities about COVID-19

For some time now NRAS and their Health Professional Medical Advisor in this field, Dr. Kanta Kumar, (Lecturer at the University of Birmingham), have wanted to be able to provide a tailored service and support for the UK South Asian …Read More

National Patient Champion’s views on ending shielding 

After more than four months shielding, NRAS founder and National Patient Champion Ailsa Bosworth MBE has shared her thoughts on shielding coming to an end. You can watch Ailsa’s video of her personal reflections on the lockdown experience and coming …Read More

The Good Boost Home App

Responding to the pandemic with co-design to create digital solutions. Good Boost is a social enterprise which transforms public swimming pools into therapeutic spaces for people living with MSK conditions. We create individually-tailored aquatic rehabilitation programmes using AI-powered software on …Read More

Guest blog: Dancing on the Rusty Brown Carpet

by Victoria Wells, a personal reflection about a new play with a theme of dancing for health – how a work of theatrical art relates to my experience of joint replacement surgery, pre-operative rehab, post-op rehabilitation and a lifetime of …Read More

Pain in the …Big toe

by Anthony Maher. BSc Hons, MSc, FCPodS, Clinical Lead Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. A lot of the time we pay little attention to our feet, that is until something goes wrong. Most of us, luckily, will …Read More