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.

Celebrate the messy and the unpredictable

Bringing knowledge together, bringing people together: those are the aims of ARMA’s clinical networks project. Bringing them together to improve the lives of people with MSK conditions, of course. That really sums up what ARMA is all about. We are …Read More

PCRS Conference 2018 date announced

The Primary Care Rheumatology Society Annual Conference will take place in November. Start Time: Thursday, 22 November 2018 – 9:00am End Time: Saturday, 24 November 2018 – 1:00pm Venue: Park Inn Hotel, North Street, York, YO1 6JF More details to …Read More

The Pain Alliance Europe 2018 survey

Pain Alliance Europe are asking for responses to the 2018 edition of the Survey on Chronic Pain, which highlights how pain can affect the work-life of pain patients. The charities who are members of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) are inviting …Read More

HMSA’s February e-news

The HMSA are busy preparing for their ‘Taking Action 2018-2022’ launch, which aims to guide strategy for the next 5 years. Part of that process is ‘The Big Conversation’ Members Consultation survey. You can read about this and more from …Read More

ARMA Webinar: Focus on Musculoskeletal Health: developing and implementing a JSNA chapter

The webinar will outline the development of the JSNA chapter and why this is important for improving the musculoskeletal health of a local population. Ian Bernstein and Rutuja Kulkarni-Johnston will outline the process of developing an MSK JSNA chapter. Kevin …Read More

NHSE Consultation on conditions for which over-the-counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

NHS England is consulting on proposals that will stop routine prescribing in primary care of over the counter treatments for a number of conditions, including the maintenance use of vitamin D. Receiving adequate vitamin D intake is crucial for current …Read More

Foot Health Priority Setting Partnership survey

The University of Salford and the James Lind Alliance are leading a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) which will ensure the perspectives of patients, carers and health care practitioners inform future research priorities for charities and funding agencies (such as NIHR). …Read More

MSK Medicine informs Choosing Wisely programme

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK will be submitting evidence and information on how Musculoskeletal Medicine and Exercise Medicine can contribute to the Choosing Wisely programme. Choosing Wisely is a part of a global initiative, launched by the …Read More

LUPUS UK publish results of their member survey

The recently published results of a LUPUS UK survey have revealed that lupus patients in the UK experience an average delay of 6.4 years between developing initial symptoms and reaching a diagnosis. In addition, the survey showed no change in …Read More

Accolade for ASone website & Axial Spondyloarthritis Seminar

ASone wins European Award NASS is delighted to announce our ASone website is the inaugural winner of the EULAR Young PARE Youth Award. In summer 2017 NASS launched ASone, a platform aimed at young people with AS. It’s a community …Read More

Update on Together for Mental Health in North Wales

Together for Mental Health in North Wales is an all-ages plan for mental health services in North Wales covering the period up to 2021. It has been put together by NHS Wales with partner organisations and with people who have …Read More

BOA Congress 2018

Taking stock: Planning the future 25 – 28 September 2018, ICC Birmingham Join the British Orthopaedic Association in Birmingham this September to celebrate its 100 year anniversary! The BOA is delighted to be hosting its Centenary Congress at the ICC …Read More