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.

Welcome to the National Axial Spondyloarthrititis Society

by Jenny Brodie, Senior Communications & Brand Officer, NASS Today (01/11/2019) we re-launch our charity as the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society. For 43 years the NASS has supported people affected by ankylosing spondylitis. Rheumatologists can now diagnose people using MRI …Read More

We must give future generations the gift of healthy ageing

Guest blog by Dr Alison Giles, Associate Director for Healthy Ageing, Centre for Ageing Better and Public Health England; and Elaine Rashbrook, Consultant Specialist, Life Course, Public Health England. In October this year, Public Health England (PHE), together with the …Read More

Primary care MSK MDT management

iO report into primary care MSK MDT management following osteopathic assessment. The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) has published a new low back pain case study. The report investigates effective multidisciplinary team management and sciatica in a primary care setting, following …Read More

Discounts for the PCRMM Annual Conference

Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society Annual Conference 14-16 November 2019 Park Inn Hotel, York An educational programme of lectures and workshops for GPs, trainees and other members of the practice team to help develop core skills in musculoskeletal …Read More

National Academy for Social Prescribing

October saw the launch of a new National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP), to champion social prescribing and the work of local communities in connecting people for wellbeing. Its objectives include exploring new ways of sourcing statutory and non-statutory funding …Read More

Bone and Joint Week review

Bone and Joint Week in October helps get people thinking about one of the most widespread and pressing health issues of our times – musculoskeletal health and the role each person in improving it. This year ARMA’s member organisations, Public …Read More

MSK health: Not just for Bone and Joint Week

Bone and Joint Week is over for another year, and what a fantastic week it was, thanks to the support of our members and key stakeholders. It’s a one week blitz of MSK messaging on social media, raising awareness and …Read More

Chronic Pain – This is how it feels

In October 2019 a report on chronic pain services and management from a patient and healthcare professional perspective was published. The research has highlighted a number of key insights and themes for how respondents felt that chronic pain services can …Read More