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.

Key MSK COVID-19 resources

ARMA continues to keep our COVID-19 resources page up to date. There have been some new resources added in recent weeks and others have become more relevant as the pressure on the NHS increases. Here are some of the key …Read More

COVID-19 vaccination and MSK

Principles for COVID-19 Vaccination in Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology for Clinicians (Version 2, 27th January 2021) Amendment 27th Jan 2021: Document updated to reflect updated Green Book recommendation about timings of vaccine for people due to start immunosuppression, in whom it …Read More

COVID-19 / Coronavirus info

Last updated 21/01/21 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

Green shoots

As I write this, the sun outside my window is shining and swathes of blue and yellow crocuses bloom in the local parks. As if that were not enough to lift the spirits, last night saw the launch of NHS …Read More

PHE COVID-19 Response Spring 2021 resources

Public Health England has released new media resources to promote their coronavirus campaign, ‘COVID-19 Response: Spring 2021.’ These include the ‘Road map’ steps, and an animation explaining the government’s latest social contact rules. You can access imagery and material from …Read More

#BestMSKHealth programme launch

NHS England has launched a new programme with the aim of sustaining the delivery of evidence-informed, personalised, high-quality integrated healthcare of value to all. This new initiative, part of the Pathways for Better Health Programme, significantly increases the resource to …Read More

Living with a stranger – ‘The Uninvited Guest’ in the time of COVID

Guest blog by Emily Earle Emily’s 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with JIA in 2010 at the age of 2. Emily now volunteers for the charity ‘CCAA – Kids with Arthritis’ running their local area network of support groups. …Read More

New video: How to self-examine for tender and swollen joints in rheumatoid arthritis

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the delivery of healthcare services, creating challenges for healthcare professionals and people living with musculoskeletal conditions. Patients are increasingly required to monitor their own disease activity and report on their condition during remote or virtual …Read More

My AS My Life live sessions

NASS continues with its schedule of weekly ‘My AS My Life‘ live sessions. In March the following events will be: Wednesday 3 March, 13:00  ‘Your skin’ with Dom Urmston, Psoriasis UK; Wednesday 10 March, 18:30  Yoga with Jamie Boder, Yoga …Read More

Free sport and exercise medicine seminars

Bookings are now open for an upcoming series of free sport and exercise medicine seminars delivered by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine that will explore current issues relevant to …Read More

2021 Backcare Awareness Week

The 2021 Backcare Awareness Week will run from 4-8 October. The theme for this year’s campaign is Back Pain working from home. BackCare is due to release display packs and more information soon. Check this page on the BackCare website …Read More