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.

Seeking new trustees for ARMA

The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is seeking to expand our trustee board to bring in people from different professional backgrounds. This is the ideal opportunity for someone who wishes to gain experience of serving at board level with an …Read More

Physical activity and good MSK health

Physical activity seems to have been the theme for the last few weeks. The latest phase of Public Health England’s ‘One You’ campaign Active 10 aims to get inactive people doing 10 minutes of brisk walking per day. Whilst I …Read More

NRAS Events in September & October

New RA event in Solihull NRAS are pleased to announce a FREE Rheumatoid Arthritis event in Solihull taking place on Saturday 16th September. The event takes place at The Village Hotel, Solihull (B90 4JG) and there is plenty of free …Read More

G-MUSC Update

News from the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health regarding –  the transition to Berlin from the United Kingdom; the change in leadership; and the arrangements for the G-MUSC Symposium and Annual General Meeting: Venue: Berlin, October 22nd – 23rd 2017 …Read More

Older People’s Day – 1 October 2017

Older People’s Day is celebrated on 1 October across the UK to coincide with the United Nations International Day of the Older Person (UNIDOP). The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance is proud to join people across the world on Older People’s …Read More

Stoke ARMA user groups meeting

ARMA Stoke would like to let you know they are having their 3rd meeting of the year for the ARMA/Haywood user group. This will be on Friday 15th September at 1pm in the lecture room at the Haywood Hospital, Burslem, …Read More

Bone and Joint Week 2017

Bone & Joint Action Week, which runs from 12th-20th October, is our opportunity to highlight the importance of musculoskeletal health and the need to effectively prevent and manage conditions which affect it. Musculoskeletal conditions affect nearly everyone at some point …Read More

Ankylosing Spondylitis video – Not just Back Pain

NASS are delighted to launch the second in their series of three videos explaining what Ankylosing Spondylitis is and how it affects people. The animation ‘Ankylosing Spondylitis – Not just Back Pain’ describes how AS can affect other joints, tendons …Read More

BSR wins contract to run 3-year national arthritis audit

The British Society for Rheumatology is delighted to have won the contract to deliver a three year national arthritis audit, which will be instrumental in improving patient care in England and Wales. This is one of the largest projects that …Read More

LUPUS UK launches #THISISLUPUS campaign

LUPUS UK has recently launched its campaign in build up to Lupus Awareness Month 2017 in October. The #THISISLUPUS campaign is encouraging people affected by lupus to share their experiences of the disease and the impact it has on their …Read More

BASEM members benefit from new orthopaedic research

BASEM is excited to launch its new partnership with OrthoEvidence (OE). OE is the global source for summarized, high quality orthopaedic research from around the globe and the service will provide BASEM members with premium access to summaries and critical …Read More

How to set up an NHS Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service

Join our webinar on Friday the 8th September at 12pm to find out. The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK will be hosting a webinar Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Training and Delivery in the NHS on the 8th September …Read More