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 33 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.

MSK health is as important as heart health

by Sue Brown, CEO ARMA Happy New Year to all our readers. The start of the new year is a time to reflect on our successes in 2019 and to look forward to what can be done in 2020. Some …Read More

HMSA out and about

HMSA Chair, Hannah Ensor, was at St Thomas’s Hospital in November, manning an HMSA stand to make contact with a number of staff and patients. Hannah spread the HMSA’s awareness and positive self-management approach, and as always, the message was …Read More

The Transformation of MSK Physiotherapy Services – learning from Scotland

The Transformation of MSK Physiotherapy Services – a practical example Friday 17 January 2020 12:30pm What can services in England learn from a Scottish experience? General practice in Midlothian is currently experiencing considerable capacity and sustainability challenges, with MSK making …Read More

How integrated care is set to improve outcomes for those with comorbidities

Guest blog by William Pett – Senior Policy Advisor, NHS Confederation As people grow older, health conditions often become both more complex and chronic. Evidence shows that rates of those living with multimorbidity rise significantly with age; a recent study …Read More

New webinar: Cauda equina syndrome

What everyone working with back pain needs to know about Cauda equina syndrome Friday 21 February 2020, 12.30pm Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare condition that affects the nerves in the spine supplying the bladder, bowel and sexual function. …Read More

General Election 2019 arthritis pledges

Versus Arthritis would like to thank everyone who supported their aims during the election campaign: Almost 2,000 people asked their candidates to pledge to champion the needs of people with arthritis; 6,000 emails were sent to candidates across the four …Read More

NICE guideline on digital and mobile health interventions

NICE is developing a guideline on Behaviour change: digital and mobile health interventions and ARMA has been invited to register as a stakeholder. If your organisation would like to register as a stakeholder for this guideline, please complete the online registration …Read More

PCRMM welcomes Lucy Douglas as the new President

You may have noticed that the PCR Society is now PCRMM – Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society. The Society feels that this new name encompasses all of the conditions covered and will encourage more GPs, physios and AHPs …Read More