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.

Apply to be an MSK Champion

Time is running out to become a Champion of Musculoskeletal Care. The deadline for this unique opportunity is 17 June 2018. Arthritis Research UK, together with Ashridge Executive Education, have created a bespoke leadership initiative with the aim of driving …Read More

Retirement – a false goal? Dame Carol Black lecture

In March, Dame Carol Black presented a TED Talk on retirement, in which she asked: are we doomed to spend the 30 or 40 years in bed – or could retirement be the start of a new chapter? Watch the …Read More

EULAR EMEUNET Journal Club and Social Media survey

EMEUNET (the Emerging Eular NETwork) and the EULAR School of Rheumatology have launched an online educational initiative called Twitter Journal Club, facilitated by experienced rheumatologists. The aim is to allow Twitter users to participate in a discussion with colleagues around …Read More

NHS Employers – Health and Wellbeing Framework

The new NHS Workforce Health and Wellbeing Framework is now available. This is the result of two years’ work with NHS organisations, NHS Employers, NHS Improvement, Public Health England and a range of voluntary sector and government partners. The NHSE appreciate …Read More

EULAR’s approach to pain management

In May 2018, The European League Against Rheumatism published a set of recommendations designed to help health professionals implement approaches to pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis patients. The aim is to reduce pain and the burden on the …Read More

Harnessing a collective focus to transform MSK services

Innovation, transformation, improvement; everyone is trying to change health services for the better from NHS England to ARMA and each of our members, from the top and the centre to the local and the frontline. There is also a lot …Read More

Reducing the global burden of musculoskeletal conditions

The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health is delighted to inform you about the paper “Reducing the global burden of musculoskeletal conditions” published online in the WHO Bulletin, May 2018. International experts, working with The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, are …Read More

Guest blog: Why doesn’t it work?

by Dr Steven Boorman CBE, Director of Employee Health, Empactis, Chair of the Council for Work and Health As I head towards the milestone later this year of passing my thirtieth year in occupational health, I find myself optimistic mixed …Read More

New Self-Management Event in Southampton

Arthritis Action will be holding a new two-day Self-Management Event on 2-3 July 2018 between 2pm–4.30pm at Millennium Third Age Centre, 11 Cranbury Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0LH. The aim is to help attendees take control of the symptoms of their arthritis, …Read More

Dietitians Week 2018 – Dietitians Do Prevention

June 4 – 8 2018 is Dietitians Week 2018, where the British Dietetic Association and its members and allies celebrate the work of dietitians. This year’s theme is “Dietitians Do Prevention”, which highlights the important role that dietitians have to …Read More

National Voices launch Peer Support Hub

After months of scoping, National Voices has announced the launch of a Peer Support Hub. The Hub will bring together high quality resources for providing peer support for health and wellbeing. Find out more about the Hub or sign up …Read More

AACP 2018 Conference and Study Day

AACP 2018 Leeds Conference Open to all with an interest and passion for Acupuncture in Physiotherapy, this conference provides a full-day schedule packed with distinguished speakers educating you in the latest in acupuncture research and techniques. The event takes place …Read More