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 26/11/20 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

The spirit of #MSKTogether

About a year ago ARMA had a vision for a conference that would bring together stakeholders from across the MSK community to think about how we can work better together to improve the lives of people living with MSK conditions. …Read More

Joint Action Christmas Appeal

It’s been a year like no other, and while much of the world’s attention has been focused on the disease COVID-19, the needs of people with musculoskeletal disease have not gone away and sadly in many cases the need has …Read More

BOA Annual Congress 2021 – save the date!

Taking place 21-24 September 2021, the BOA Annual Congress programme will be created around the theme of ‘Tackling Infection‘, with four days of lectures including three days of exhibition being held for the first time at P&J Live, The Event …Read More

The Campaign for orthopaedics surgery ‘goes’ to Parliament

On Monday 23 November 2020 the campaign to prioritise extra capacity in orthopaedics surgery ‘went’ to Parliament in the form of a roundtable event. The virtual roundtable brought together a wider range of stakeholders including representatives of charities, surgeons, clinicians …Read More

Guest blog: A rollercoaster year in MSK

by Andrew Bennett, National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Conditions NHS England and NHS Improvement It’s been a year since I was fortunate to attend the annual ARMA lecture at the canal museum in London and enjoyed a fantastic talk by …Read More

The PHE ‘Help Us Help You’ campaign

Last month, NHS England and NHS Improvement launched the ‘Help Us Help You – NHS Access’ campaign which looks to address the barriers that are deterring patients from accessing NHS services. Since then, the mental health phase of the campaign …Read More

Health and Social Care flu campaign

The Health and Social Care flu campaign has seen incredible support across both health and social care. To support the targeted approach in the public-facing campaign there is a range of assets available on the PHE’s Campaign Resource Centre: Posters …Read More

FCP pilot publishes results

First oF project reaches a successful conclusion The First Contact Practitioner Osteopath pilot, funded by the Osteopathic Foundation, has published its results with excellent implications for the future of osteopaths in the FCP role. The report indicates results that demonstrate …Read More