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.

Royal College of Nursing event: Orthopaedics and Trauma Conference

Challenges and innovations: orthopaedics and trauma across the lifespan Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Nursing Conference and Exhibition 2017 14 November 2017 Crowne Plaza Chester Royal College of Nursing (RCN) This year’s one-day conference will explore the challenges and innovations …Read More

National Osteoporosis Society’s Clinical Update 2017

TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS – ‘When to start, when to stop and when to change?’ 30th November 2017, NEC Birmingham With a brand new and innovative format this event promises to provide multidisciplinary clinicians in England with the opportunity to discuss …Read More

Day-to-Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissues Diseases Conference 2017

The Department or Rheumatology at the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are pleased to announce that another conference for healthcare professionals is planned for 2017. Day-to-Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissues Diseases Conference 2017 “Understanding the pieces of the puzzle …Read More

New Work Survey by NRAS

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) is running a new Work Survey and is pleased to be collaborating with the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Manchester. The Work Survey will investigate the experiences of people with Rheumatoid …Read More

BSR updates key gout management guideline

On the 26th May 2017, the British Society for Rheumatology released an important update to their most ‘in demand’ clinical guideline, on the Management of Gout. Gout is the most searched for term on the BSR website and it’s is a …Read More

The Fight Against Chronic Pain

Guest Blog by Neil Betteridge, co-chair, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) As a former Chair of ARMA, it’s a great pleasure to be invited to write a piece for this month’s newsletter. Indeed, looking back to my seven years on …Read More

Save the date! EULAR Annual European Conference of PARE 2018

15-18 February 2018 Brussels EULAR’s 2018 Annual European Conference of PARE will be addressing important topics in the area of early diagnosis, access to treatments and rheumatologists and prevention. Again we will be aiming to inspire, educate and empower delegates …Read More

Portsmouth patient conferences

Patient Conferences Did you miss getting to the Rheumatology Conferences in 2016? Love Your Bones, June 2016 Day to Day Living with Arthritis, September 2016 If yes, don’t worry. We are pleased to say that some of the presentations from …Read More

PortsHosp – Dads and Mums with Arthritis Summer update

Portsmouth ARMA Network DaM It Arthritis- Dads and Mums with Arthritis Calling all Dads and Mums living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue diseases! What do you need from a Rheumatology Service? As we re-launch our “DaM it Arthritis” project, we …Read More

CEO update June 2017

It’s been another productive month here at ARMA as I pass the three months in post milestone. With such a range of different activities there is never a dull moment. I have just attended my first ARMA Policy and Communications …Read More

RA Awareness week and WearPurpleForJIA

RA awareness week 19-25th June The RA Awareness week packs are flying off the shelves and we’re looking forward to an action-packed week. NRAS is holding the 1st “Rheum for You” conference of the year in Swindon on the Wednesday …Read More

Belimumab (Benlysta) approved for restricted use in NHS Scotland

On Monday 8th May 2017 the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) published new advice accepting the restricted use of belimumab (Benlysta) by NHS Scotland for lupus patients. This advice was published following a re-submission with evidence supplied by GlaxoSmithKline (the producers …Read More