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 8/7/20 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

What are the experiences of ethnic minorities with pain management?

An invitation to participate in research: We want to know your experiences of living with pain in London Recent findings have shown that chronic pain affects up to 50% of the UK population [1]. Of this, Black adults have been …Read More

FSEM Membership Exam Part One going ahead

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine is pleased to confirm that this year’s FSEM Membership Examination in Sport and Exercise Medicine Part One will go ahead as scheduled on 9 September 2020. To minimise disruption caused by COVID 19, …Read More

If it doesn’t work for patients it doesn’t work

by Sue Brown, CEO ARMA Covid-19 has brought out some amazing collaboration in MSK. Different parts of the system have been affected in different ways – the issues restarting surgery are enormous, there is a back log of people who …Read More

Shielding update and factsheet

The government has announced a relaxation of the guidance to people in England who are clinically extremely vulnerable and therefore were advised to shield. (At the time of writing, guidance in the other nations had not changed). The chance of …Read More

Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) MSK standards and framework

Health Education England (HEE) in conjunction with the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) has commissioned a piece of work to develop the operational aspect of the Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) MSK standards. SOMM has been selected to be part …Read More

The guidance ‘Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Conditions on Corticosteroids’ has now been superseded by the following guidance, issued on 16 June 2020. It applies to: Management of patients with musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions who: – are on …Read More

2020 Backcare Awareness Week

The 2020 Backcare Awareness Week will run from 5-9 October. The theme for this year’s campaign is Back Pain in Nursing. BackCare is due to release display packs and more information soon. Check this page on the BackCare website for …Read More

Important new axial SpA & COVID-19 APPG Clinical Survey

NASS would like to bring your attention to an important new clinical survey on the impact that COVID-19 is having on axial SpA (AS) services and care. The survey has been developed to help inform the work of a new …Read More