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.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Game of Life

The timely, effective and responsive assessment and management of patients using the Patient Advice and Information Lines (PAIL) leads to improved quality of care and patient experience. Whilst a number of the Patient Advice and Information Line calls are related …Read More

RCN Rheumatology18 is next week

The Royal College of Nursing is putting the final preparations in place for the RCN Rheumatology Nursing workshop 2018. 12 Jan 2018 from 11:00 – 15:00 This event will enable specialist nurses to continue to deliver excellent care, follow best …Read More

Pharmacists can play a key role in an integrated patient care team

Guest blog by Robbie Turner, Director of England, Royal Pharmaceutical Society With people living longer lives, the number living with multiple long-term conditions is rising, leading to billions of pounds in additional health and social care costs. This will be a …Read More

BASEM Spring Conference 2018

Get Dynamic: Hormones, Health and Human Performance What are the key Endocrine and Metabolic considerations for elite athletes to reluctant exercisers? Discussion, led by experienced clinicians and researchers will cover: Key role of Sports Endocrinology in health and performance Effects …Read More

BASEM Foundation Skills Course 2018

A three and a half day residential course aimed at providing a thorough grounding in areas that make up Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). 10 – 13 June 2018 Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire The course will cover aspects …Read More

Happy 2018?

Happy New Year to all our supporters. Although it is hard to feel that it will be happy for the NHS as winter crisis stories filled the media. Everyone in Government including the Prime Minister was forced to apologise as …Read More

NHS 111 campaign

The new NHS 111 campaign for Midlands and East, and London NHS regions – which will encourage people to call 111 for all non-emergency, urgent medical concerns – launched on Monday 8 January 2018. Public Health England has created both printed and …Read More

Engagement and involvement in tough NHS decisions

National Voices has written an open letter to the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, expressing concern that decisions to ration treatments and services will be made behind closed doors, with people not listened to. The Autumn Budget 2017 …Read More

New Self-Management Event in Warrington

Arthritis Action will be holding a new two-day Self-Management Event (SME) on Friday 09 February at 6 pm – 8.30 pm and Saturday 10 February at 2 pm – 4.30 pm. For the first time we are holding our SME outside …Read More

Update to Ealing MSK JSNA chapter

The London Borough of Ealing and NHS Ealing CCG published their update to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) chapter on Musculoskeletal Health in December 2017. The JSNA is a statutory document that describes the health and social care needs …Read More

Rheumatology and Radiology Healthcare Professional Conference

“Back to Back” Back pain in Rheumatology Friday 20th April 2018 Venue: Village Hotel, Lakeshore Drive, Portsmouth PO6 3FR Join the Portsmouth Department of Rheumatology for the “Back to Back” Conference, where local and national experts will discuss the latest …Read More

Portsmouth Flare Rollercoaster workshop

Flare Roller Coaster for People Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases The Next Rheumatology Flare Roller Coaster workshop will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2018, from 09:30 -13:00. Venue: Fracture Clinic – C Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham …Read More