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.

Call for mental health to be prioritised for musculoskeletal patients

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2019, the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) and UK charity Arthritis Action have today (14 May 2019) released a new report looking at the impact of mental health on people with arthritis …Read More

MACP to call a membership vote

The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) is shortly to call a vote of its current members to widen its membership categories in order to broaden access and strengthen the voice of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. The vote for change in membership …Read More

Musculoskeletal conditions on the national public health agenda

For the first time since Public Health England (PHE) came into being, musculoskeletal conditions have been mentioned in the Government’s remit letter to PHE. PHE is the national body with responsibility for the nation’s health and wellbeing and tackling health …Read More

Aspiring to Excellence to improve axial SpA care

Making quality the standard: ‘Aspiring to Excellence’ award programme targets clinicians determined to improve axial SpA (AS) care On 1 May 2019, the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) will open applications for Aspiring to Excellence—an innovative new award programme designed …Read More

CEO update – MSK Rebellion: a sustainable MSK system

by Sue Brown, ARMA CEO MSK services seem to me to operate very like an ecosystem.  If any part of the system isn’t in balance, the pressures will be felt elsewhere. No ESCAPE-pain means surgeons spending time with people who …Read More

BCA Autumn Conference 2019

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) wishes to inform you about their autumn conference which is taking place on the 12 and 13 October 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, with speaker presentations and workshops focusing on Chiropractic: Across the Ages. …Read More

Your views on health and care technology

NHSX is conducting a short survey to find out about staff, patient and service users’ tech priorities. It takes less than three minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. NHSX is a new body which aims to bring the …Read More

New ARMA member: BASRat

BASRaT, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators has joined ARMA and we are delighted to welcome them on board. As the UK regulator, BASRaT guides Sport Rehabilitators on all aspects of their role and responsibilities, ensuring professional competency and continued …Read More