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2017
May
31
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 ...”
New Work Survey by NRAS
“The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) is running a new Work Survey and is pleased ...”
BSR updates key gout management guideline
“On the 26th May 2017, the British Society for Rheumatology released an important update to ...”
The Fight Against Chronic Pain
“Guest Blog by Neil Betteridge, co-chair, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) As a former Chair of ...”
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 ...”
Portsmouth patient conferences
“Patient Conferences Did you miss getting to the Rheumatology Conferences in 2016? Love Your Bones, June 2016 Day ...”
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 ...”
CEO update June 2017
“It’s been another productive month here at ARMA as I pass the three months in ...”
30
RA Awareness week and WearPurpleForJIA
“ RA awareness week 19-25th June The RA Awareness week packs are flying off the shelves and ...”
Belimumab (Benlysta) approved for restricted use in NHS Scotland
“On Monday 8th May 2017 the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) published new advice accepting the ...”
Lupus Knows No Boundaries e-Report published by World Lupus Federation
“ On World Lupus Day (May 10th) the “Lupus Knows No Boundaries e-Report,” which has been ...”
FSEM (UK) Releases MSK Key Messages
“The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has published a set of key ...”
BASEM/FSEM: dates of coming events
“BASEM Revision Course for the FSEM Membership Exam: Part 1 12th August 2017 BASEM Office, ...”
New Self-Management Event in Leicester
“Arthritis Action in collaboration with CLASH - Community Leicester Arthritis Self-Help group – will be ...”
PMRGCAuk week: 19th to 25th June 2017
“ Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK are excited to announce something brand new for ...”
Consensus sought on exercise and osteoporosis
“The National Osteoporosis Society is embarking on a new project designed to support people with ...”
Video ‘What is AS’ to increase awareness and understanding
“ World AS Day was on Saturday 6 May. Every year, our aim on the day ...”
15
New Resources to Improve Care Pathways
“BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY AND ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS LAUNCH INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE CARE ...”
03
New models of MSK and Work & Health MSK webinars
“ We've just added to the ARMA website two links to recent webinar presentations: the "New ...”
Transport for London’s 'please offer me a seat' badge and card
“Transport for London (TfL) is launching the ‘Please offer me a seat’ scheme for people ...”
HUG/ARMA Stoke Meeting
“Geoffrey Lawton, Stoke ARMA group chair, invites you to: The HUG/ARMA group meeting on 19th May ...”
02
Access to Surgery
“Restrictions on access to surgery have been in the news again with this Observer article ...”
Raising awareness of AS on World AS Day 2017
“NASS will be working hard on social media to raise awareness of ankylosing spondylitis on ...”
Dates from the College of Podiatry
“ College of Podiatry 6th Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference 13-14 July 2017 From the Directorate of Podiatric Medicine in ...”
Sport and Exercise - Bringing us all together
“Save the date The 4th BASEM/FSEM Annual SEM Conference will be themed on “Sport and Exercise ...”
BackCare – BackPain show this month!
“The BackPain show is back - on the 19th and 20th May 2017. https://www.thebackpainshow.co.uk/ This is the ...”
National Osteoporosis Society Campaign media coverage success
“The National Osteoporosis Society launched its new Message to My Younger Self campaign with a ...”
ARMA Portsmouth Spring-Summer 2017 newsletter
“The latest newsletter from ARMA Portsmouth is now available, published by the Department of Rheumatology ...”
New 'Medicines in Rheumatoid Arthritis' booklet by NRAS
“ NRAS is delighted to announce the launch of a new publication: 'Medicines in ...”
Wake up to Arthritis
“ Arthritis Care Week will take place from 8 - 14 May 2017 and aims to ...”
London Marathon 2017
“We are incredibly proud of the 65 runners who represented Arthritis Research UK at the ...”
Encouraging early intervention to support good work and a healthy workforce
“ Guest Blog by Lesley Giles, Director, Work Foundation I am delighted to contribute to this ...”
Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View
“The Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View document was published on March ...”
We need to put forward effective examples of practice when looking to influence MSK care in the UK
“Putting forward models of care and examples of practice for the NHS is a large ...”
EULAR e-breakthrough, April 2017
“ In April 2017, EULAR released Issue 15 of their eBreakthrough magazine. This edition of ...”
CEO Update, May 2017
“ After the success of our first three MSK pathway events I’m pleased that planning ...”
‘A Message to my Younger Self' campaign begins
“The National Osteoporosis Society launched ‘A Message to My Younger Self’ – an awareness campaign ...”
Apr
29
BMAS Courses upcoming in 2017
“FOUNDATION COURSES IN WESTERN MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE Venues:   London, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester Four-day course for regulated health professionals ...”
28
Whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior or an everyday active person the musculoskeletal care pathway for rehabilitation is the same
“ Guest Blog by Dr Jo Larkin, Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant FFSEM The knowledge and ...”
07
Musculoskeletal Services: the missing step
“ Last Friday, March 31st, NHS England published a significant document about the future of ...”
Mar
31
NRAS are looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Manager
“Selected duties: Maintaining a sustainable level of campaigning activity to raise political awareness of the needs ...”
UK Gout Society Parliamentary Reception
“ Pictured: Jim Shannon MP and Emeritus Professor George Nuki Gout: No Laughing Matter The UK Gout ...”
HMSA simplify the new EDS nosology for patients and clinicians
“It's been a very busy month for the HMSA with the release of new EDS ...”
Ironcause - 52 Middle Distance Triathlons
“ My name is Keith Diaper and I am 40 year old husband and father from ...”
CEO Update March-April 2017
“March has been a busy month for ARMA. I have enjoyed meeting so many ARMA ...”
My Message to Back Pain Sufferers
“Guest blog by Dr Brian Hammond D.O.D.C Ph.D. FCC (Orth) PG Cert, Chair of BackCare There ...”
The NHS Mandate 2017-18
“The Government’s Mandate to NHS England for 2017-18 has been published. This sets out annual ...”
Rheumatology Forum at the RCN Congress
“The Royal College of Nursing Congress runs from 13th - 17th May in Liverpool Arena ...”
Updated LUPUS UK Publications
“ In the past month LUPUS UK has published updated versions of three of ...”
DMARDs guideline for prescriptions and monitoring
“The latest guidance is out for the prescription and monitoring of non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs ...”
Arthritis Care’s response to the Budget
“Budget 2017 Arthritis Care’s response to the Budget welcomed the announcement of £2 billion of additional ...”
24
Providing physical activity for people with musculoskeletal conditions
“This month Arthritis Research UK launched the new report ‘Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal ...”
World Federation of Chiropractic Assembly
“ARMA trustee, Matthew Bennett, attended the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Assembly in Washington, a ...”
World Spine Care
“At a recent meeting of the World Federation of Chiropractic in Washington, founder of World ...”
23
NRAS - RA Awareness Week 2017
“RA Awareness Week is coming soon…19-25 June 2017. Awareness packs will be sent out in early ...”
NICE has published a Guideline for Spondyloarthritis
“Debbie Cook, Chief Executive at NASS, has been a member of the Guideline Development Group working ...”
Bisphosphonates
“There have been reports in the media recently about a new study highlighting that patients taking drugs like ...”
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is Friday 12th May
“Organise a coffee and cake morning on Friday 12th May for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! The 12th May is ...”
PIER showcases good practice to NHS delegation
“ A group of senior delegates from the NHS Health Literacy Collaborative Group visited the Haywood ...”
SEM services can deliver much needed MSK cost savings to the NHS
“ Disease Risk Reduction via Regular Physical Activity Heart Disease 40% Stroke 27% Colon Cancer 25% Breast Cancer 24% Type 2 Diabetes 30% Hypertension 50% Source:  A Fresh Approach in ...”
22
A Message to My Younger Self
“The National Osteoporosis Society is launching “A Message to My Younger Self” – an awareness ...”
Calling all back pain sufferers
“The Back Pain Show – 19 & 20 May 2017 After a decade, The Back Pain ...”
New Self-Management Event in Coventry
“Arthritis Action will be holding a two-day Self-Management Event in Coventry on Wednesday 26th April ...”
07
Musculoskeletal toolkit launched to help employers support people with musculoskeletal conditions
“ ARMA worked with Public Health England and Business in the Community to develop a new ...”
Feb
28
BSR publishes updated DMARDs guideline
“British Society for Rheumatology publishes updated guideline non-biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). This latest guidance ...”
Wellbeing Our Way: WOW! Exchange online catalogue
“ Wellbeing Our Way's WOW! Exchange is an online catalogue of more than 100 examples of how charities ...”
Could long-term conditions reach the point where patients are actually driving the research agenda?
“ by Kate Gilbert, PhD, Project Lead for PMRGCAuk’s Rheuma Research Roadshows I’m writing this on ...”
Musculoskeletal toolkit to help employers support people with MSK
“ ARMA is working with Public Health England and Business In The Community to develop a ...”
27
Health and Wellbeing at Work conference
“7-8 March 2017 NEC Birmingham Now in its 11th successful year, Health and Wellbeing at Work ...”
CEO Update - March 2017
“ Two weeks into my role and I am delighted to be CEO of ARMA. I ...”
Parliamentary drop-in event: Working with Arthritis - Arthritis Research UK
“ On the 21st February, Arthritis Research UK hosted a drop-in event in Parliament as part ...”
Shared decision making and green paper response - Arthritis Care
“Shared decision making pilot Arthritis Care has expanded our unique service into South Tees. The local ...”
BSR Mentoring Scheme and Job Opportunities
“ BSR Rheumatology Researcher Mentoring Scheme Our scheme provides support to individuals looking to move into an ...”
Love your heart with NRAS
“On Valentine’s Day, NRAS was delighted to announce its upcoming initiative called 'Love Your Heart' ...”
EULAR PARE Best Practice Webinars
“EULAR has decided to organise a webinar every 3-4 months which will be run by ...”
New self-management event in Bury St Edmunds
“Arthritis Action will be holding a new two day Self-Management Event on 15th and 16th ...”
Professional recognition in Sport and Exercise Medicine now available to all doctors
“ Skills in SEM can provide much needed knowledge to manage many common MSK conditions Exercise Medicine ...”
Sport and Exercise Medicine and its Relevance to Work, Health and Disability
“Sport and Exercise Medicine and its Relevance to Work, Health and Disability The Faculty of Sport ...”
Free Scan at Back Pain Show
“Visitors to a major exhibition in Birmingham this May dedicated to making life easier for ...”
BCA Spring Conference and CEO leaving
“The British Chiropractic Association would like to draw your attention to two items of news: 1) ...”
23
Whole System MSK Regional Events with NHS England
“Whole System MSK Regional Events to help transform MSK care outcomes and Quality of Care. Working ...”
21
ARMA Response to Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
“ Our response to the UK Government consultation ARMA welcomes the recognition in the Improving Lives: The ...”
Jan
31
Upcoming EULAR educational events
“Dear colleagues, We would like to bring to your attention the below EULAR courses and educational ...”
Your Life with Arthritis Survey
“Arthritis Care has launched a new survey, "Your life with Arthritis", which is available online ...”
30
Portsmouth ARMA Network Winter Update
“As the nights start to draw in it feels like winter is on its way. ...”
PortsHosp Funky Gloves Day - Department of Rheumatology
“The Department of Rheumatology at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust are looking for nimble-fingered knitters to get ...”
ARMA welcomes Sue Brown as new CEO
“ The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is very pleased to announce the appointment of ...”
27
NRAS becomes co-chair of the Prescription Charges Coalition
“In 1968, the Beatles topped the charts with Hey Jude. That's the same year the ...”
Vacancy: Research Programme Manager
“Research Programme Manager Arthritis Research UK is seeking an experienced and confident research programme manager to ...”
26
Help shape the future of our society
“The British Society for Rheumatology has a number of high profile and exciting positions available ...”
‘First Contact’ Interdisciplinary Learning Event
“First Contact - Practical management of MSK conditions in the community setting Holiday Inn, Coventry ...”
BIMM to join with BASEM
“BIMM has decided to join forces with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine ...”
Launch of Arthritis Research UK’s New Physical Activity Report
“New report ‘providing physical activity for people with musculoskeletal conditions’ Arthritis Research UK are pleased to ...”
New Self-Management Event in Southampton
“SME Southampton Arthritis Action will be holding a new, two-day Self-Management Event on 14th and 15th ...”
Sugar Levy Funding Allocation - Sport in Schools
“Comment by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK The Obesity Health Alliance, of which ...”
18
New Friends Scheme for UK Gout Society
“The UK Gout Society has launched a new Friends’ scheme through which it aims to provide ...”
Lack of NHS Resources in Wales Could Be Causing Delays to Arthritis Diagnosis and Treatment
“ Joint release from: British Society for Rheumatology and National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Rheumatology and arthritis societies ...”
12
Back Pain Show Line-up Grows
“The Back Pain Show has announced a number of new speakers for the event on ...”
2016
Dec
22
Speaker announced for Back Pain Show
“A top Birmingham physio who will be speaking at The Back Pain Show in the ...”
10
Response to new rules protecting children from ‘junk food’ advertising
“The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK welcomes new rules by the Committees of ...”
09
Charity Job Vacancy - ARMA CEO
“CEO – Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is looking to recruit ...”
Nov
30
NICE publishes updated advice on treating low back pain
“NICE’s updated guideline on low back pain and sciatica recommends exercise in all its forms ...”
29
Improving lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
“Last month the Government announced a major consultation on helping disabled people and people with ...”
Realising the Value
“What is a good outcome? We’re two years into delivery of the Five Year Forward View, ...”
28
Children in Need Ramble for Arthritis Care
“Arthritis Care is delighted that Children in Need continue to fund our work with young ...”
NOS and USBJI create osteoporosis animated video
“The National Osteoporosis Society, in conjunction with the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, has ...”
Advancing Healthcare Awards 2017
“Nominations for the 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards are now officially open. Established in 2005, the awards ...”
NRAS Healthcare Champions 2016
“On 2nd November, NRAS held its 5th Healthcare Champions awards ceremony in Portcullis House, Westminster, ...”
Direct access to physiotherapy benefits MSK patients
“Between 20 and 30% of a GP caseload is made up of patients with musculoskeletal ...”
National Clinical Audit - Collection of case studies
“BSR have produced a collection of case studies which highlight and share best practice between ...”
26
New standard for involving patients and citizens in research
“National Voices has published 'Involving patients and citizens: I Statements for research and innovation'. The document ...”
24
NOS Fracture Liaison Services - a key and proven measure
“Fracture Liaison Services hold key to addressing crisis in osteoporosis, attendees at National Osteoporosis conference ...”
New MSK alliance in Wales
“Arthritis Care Wales is looking for representatives from voluntary sector organisations who would like to ...”
23
Portsmouth Rheumatology Winter Newsletter
“The Winter newsletter from the Department of Rheumatology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, is out now. It ...”
FSEM Launches Updated Professional Code
“At the beginning of November, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK launched ...”
BMAS Foundation Courses in Western Medical Acupuncture
“FOUNDATION COURSES IN WESTERN MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE Venues:  York, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Dublin, Northwich (Cheshire) Four-day course for ...”
BIMM Upcoming courses and events 16-17
“The latest schedule for the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine's courses and classes, covering - ...”
Realising the Value
“A major new body of work has concluded that person-centred approaches are pivotal to improving ...”
Self-Management Events in December
“Wellbeing Our Way – Greater Manchester community of practice events (1 and 13 December) National Voices’ Wellbeing ...”
22
Calling all FLS Champions – Save The Date
“The next FLS Champions’ Summit is to take place on Friday March 3rd 2017 at ...”
Oct
28
BSR - Peer Reviews and Parliamentary Debate
“Peer Review launch BSR recommends that rheumatology departments should participate in a peer review on a ...”
New animated video - Lupus: An Invisible Monster
“As part of our campaign for Lupus Awareness Month this October, we created and launched ...”
Charity job vacancy - Policy Manager at Arthritis Research UK
“This role will take a particular focus on medical research policy and data policy, alongside ...”
Tackling MSK conditions in the workplace requires a joined-up approach
“ Guest blog by Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing, Public ...”
27
NOS Osteoporosis Conference in November will be biggest ever
“The National Osteoporosis Society’s 17th Osteoporosis 2016 conference takes place from Monday 7th November until ...”
New Stoke NRAS Support Group
“There is local interest in establishing a new NRAS support group in the Stoke area. An ...”
UK Ultrasound Practice Survey and Network
“The use of ultrasound in podiatry practice encompasses ultrasound imaging (predominantly musculoskeletal), vascular hand-held Doppler ...”
26
Happy 15th Birthday NRAS!
“Last week NRAS was delighted to celebrate its 15th Birthday with an evening reception held ...”
Job Vacancy - Finance and Administration Manager
“NASS is looking to recruit a Finance and Administration Manager. This post is not to ...”
NASS Patients’ Choice for good health and care practice
“The AS-it-is Patient Voice & Patient Choice campaign launches on 2 November 2016 in the Houses ...”
Announcing Experts in Arthritis videos
“To coincide with October’s World Arthritis Day, the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) has ...”
Bone Health and Osteoporosis - Time for Action Conference
“"Bone Health and Osteoporosis Linked in" event for healthcare professionals Wednesday 21st June 2017, Portsmouth. The ...”
Arthritis Research UK: Conferences and MSK Calculator
“Party conferences The Arthritis Research UK Policy and Public Affairs team attended the Labour, Conservative and ...”
20
Wellcome Trust support PMRGCAuk's Research Roadshows
“PMRGCAuk is delighted to announce that it has been successful in a bid to the ...”
Charity job vacancy: Research Programme Manager
“Arthritis Research UK is advertising a new job for a Research Programme Manager. Research Programme ...”
RCN Rheumatology Forum Study Day 2017
“The RCN Rheumatology Forum is thinking about running a study day in 2017. We’d love ...”
Mediterranean diet can reduce inflammation and cartilage degradation in people with osteoarthritis
“A Mediterranean diet can reduce markers of inflammation and improve knee flexion and hip rotation ...”
18
Job Vacancy: ARMA Administration Manager – maternity cover
“ Administration Manager – maternity cover, starting Jan 2017 (1 year) This is an exciting opportunity for ...”
04
We need to rethink "best treatment"
“by Paul Hitchcock, Chief Executive Officer of the British Acupuncture Council We have an ageing population. ...”
Job Vacancies - Professional Engagement Officers
“Professional Engagement Officer (2x roles) Location: Chesterfield or London Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week ...”
Sep
30
Westminster Hall Debate and DCLG consultation
“Westminster Hall Debate We have, through our ‘Arthritis Champions’ in the House of Commons, moved a ...”
29
BSR invited to present an NHS England webinar
“As a part of NHS England's MSK Webinar Series, BSR has been invited to present ...”
BackCare’s calendar of events for 2016/2017
“ National BackCare Awareness Week 3rd - 7th October 2016 ‘Caring for Carers’   BackCare is ...”
Arthritis Care commended for information booklet My Child has Arthritis
“Arthritis Care's information booklet, My Child has Arthritis, was highly commended by reviewers at the ...”
Bone & Joint Action Week 2016
“Bone & Joint Action Week is our opportunity to highlight the importance of musculoskeletal health ...”
Arthritis Action Publishes ESCAPE-pain pilot case study
“Earlier this year, Arthritis Action ran a revolutionary new exercise programme in London and Eastbourne ...”
The Institute of Osteopathy on World Osteoporosis Day
“ For World Osteoporosis Day on the 20th October, The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) will be ...”
Job Vacancy - Group and Events Officer
“ Arthritis Action is hiring a Groups and Events Officer to join our team based in ...”
28
Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions
“ The University of Birmingham has conducted a study on practical ways to improve outcomes and ...”
27
'Who Cares' - NRAS launches new report exploring social care and people with RA in Scotland
“89% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in Scotland say condition affects their daily activities yet ...”
Foundation Courses in Western Medical Acupuncture | BMAS
“Venues: York, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Dublin, Northwich (Cheshire) Four-day course for regulated health professionals Experienced, ...”
Lace up for Bones and World Osteoporosis Day
“The National Osteoporosis Society’s annual awareness campaign, Lace up for Bones, is now in full ...”
Using behavioural science to help people to self-manage
“Lessons from the world of behavioural science can help people to self-manage their health and ...”
23
BIMM Diary 2016/2017
“The latest update on events and courses from the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, including: ...”
15
World Health Organisation landmark action plan will tackle tidal wave of musculoskeletal conditions
“The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance, an alliance of prominent health charities, professional and research bodies, ...”
06
Guest Blog: How can we support people working and managing MSDs?
“by Rob Yeldham, Director of Strategy, Policy & Engagement for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. ...”
We need to be speaking the language of decision-makers and commissioners
“Whether at the individual, organisational or indeed national level, when we scan the horizon in ...”
Wellbeing Our Way’s Impact Report 2016
“National Voices' Wellbeing Our Way programme brings together charities, community organisations and individuals. We work together to ...”
NRAS partners with Patients Know Best
“NRAS is delighted to be partnering with Patients Know Best (PKB) in an exciting new ...”
BMAS Acupuncture Foundation Course
“The British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) is a registered charity initially formed in 1980 as ...”
Lupus Awareness Month – October 2016
“October is Lupus Awareness Month in the UK. It is an important opportunity to raise ...”
Do you look after someone who has Arthritis or Connective Tissue Diseases?
“Many family members, friends and neighbours do not recognise themselves as carers because they see ...”
Secukinumab recommended by NICE for Ankylosing Spondylitis
“NASS are delighted to hear that NICE has recommended secukinumab (Cosentyx®) as an option for treating active ...”
October 16th is World Spine Day
“It's an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health that is coordinated each year ...”
NOS Consultation responses under way for NICE and others
“Part of the work of the National Osteoporosis Society involves offering our views and expert ...”
Arthritis Research UK Report on Physical activity provision
“Arthritis Research UK have provided ARMA with the latest draft of this report which summarises ...”
National clinical audit for rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis
“2nd year report launched BSR published the 2nd audit report for the national clinical audit for rheumatoid ...”
Transforming care for people with MSK conditions
“by Dr Jill Firth, BHPR President, Consultant Nurse in Rheumatology and Director for Service Improvement ...”
Aug
25
Developments in Osteoarthritis Research
“ The latest evidence on osteoarthritis research and what it means for clinical practice will ...”
British Chiropractic Association Annual Conference 1-2 October 2016
“The BCA annual conference will be held at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire on 1-2 ...”
23
Contract for Arthritis Care's CSU for knee or hip replacement surgery
“Arthritis Care's innovative commissioned service with West Berkshire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU), covering four Clinical ...”
UK Rheumatology Nurses & Practitioners Society Conference
“ARMA Portsmouth are pleased to announce the 1st Wessex Regional Meeting and Conference of the ...”
BIMM Events Calendar, August 2016
“An updated calendar of events from the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine.The diary includes dates ...”
16
Arthritis Research UK Vacancies
“Arthritis Research UK are currently looking to fill three job roles. See the job descriptions ...”
The First European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain launched
“The Active Citizenship Network has launched a competition to provide examples of good practice (within ...”
13
Paul Hitchcock is the new British Acupuncture Council CEO
“The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has recently appointed Paul Hitchcock as the Chief Executive Officer. ...”
01
Arthur’s Place - Support for young adults with arthritis
“Advanced Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner, Andrea McBride, along with her team, has relaunched Arthur's Place, the ...”
Potential ARMA local network in South East Wales
“There are several ARMA local networks within the UK and we would like to explore ...”
Life with Five Prime Ministers - Talk and Tea at the House of Lords
“PMRGCAuk are excited to announce an event that will take place on Wednesday 19th October ...”
National Voices launch the WOW! Exchange catalogue
“National Voices' Wellbeing Our Way programme has launched the WOW! Exchange: an online catalogue of ...”
CEO update July 2016
“ARMA started July on all cylinders, with our AGM on the 4th of July and ...”
Sharing experience of Biosimilars
“In Portugal, the authorities are planning what to do regarding the introduction of biosimilars. Biologic ...”
Primary Care Rheumatology Annual Conference in York
“The annual Primary Care Rheumatology Conference in York (24-26th November 2016) features a highly respected ...”
NRAS JIA Family Day and top-rated DAS App
“On Saturday NRAS held its 3rd annual JIA Family Day in Ilkley with over 100 ...”
EDS at the NHS Confederation conference
“Ehlers-Danlos Support UK (EDS UK) was selected this year as the first charity partner for ...”
FMA UK welcomes new trustee
“Simon Stones, the winner of EULAR's Edgar Stene Prize 2016 and EULAR Young PARE representative, ...”
SACN guidance on the levels of vitamin D people need
“The National Osteoporosis Society welcomed the publication of guidance on the amount of vitamin D ...”
BSRM Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, 21-23 November 2016
“BSRM have called for abstracts and opened registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting to be ...”
Arthritis Research UK on Work and Pensions, Aids and Adaptations
“Work and Pensions committeeArthritis Research UK gave evidence to the Work and Pensions committee as ...”
East Anglia Lupus Information Day
“LUPUS UK event, 22nd October 2016We have a number of expert medical speakers from Addenbrooke’s ...”
Back Pain Show returns for 2017
“The Back Pain Show returns in 2017 with a two-day exhibition and conference at St ...”
BSR audit finds 4 in 5 inflammatory arthritis patients at risk due to NHS delays
“Four in every five patients with early inflammatory arthritis are at risk of long-term disability ...”
BSR Courses & Guideline for the Management of Gout
“BSR and BHPR Guideline for the Management of Gout is now open for public consultation.Please ...”
BSR Traveling Fellowship
“Earlier this month Southend University Hospital hosted BSR’s Travelling Fellowship. Our six trainees Dr Mahdi Abusalameh, ...”
Guest Blog: RightCare and MSK: increasing value and reducing variation
“by Professor Matthew Cripps, National Director of NHS RightCare It's now six months since NHS RightCare ...”
BMUS goes to Capitol Hill
“Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States (BMUS): The Executive Summary has been published ...”
Fit to a T video from USBJI
“The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) has released a video to demonstrate the ...”
A Framework to Evaluate Musculoskeletal Models of Care
“The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health is pleased to announce the first internationally-informed Framework for ...”
Jul
28
Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases conference 2016
“Wednesday 21st September 201609:00 am - 4:00 pmMountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, PortsmouthPortshosps 10th Birthday Conference“Taking Control of ...”
BIMM Diary of Courses & Events, July 2016
“The latest diary of coming courses and events from the British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine. ...”
26
Job vacancy - Professional Engagement Manager - Arthritis Research UK
“Arthritis Research UK are looking for a Professional Engagement Manager who will operate as part ...”
04
For the NHS, multidisciplinary working is the way forward
“It’s hard to describe a month like the one we’ve just had, which has been ...”
HMSA Bristol Mini-Symposium
“The HMSA offers education for patients and professionals while campaigning for earlier diagnosis to help ...”
Spotlight on RA - New survey
“New survey highlights importance of good dialogue between doctors and patients in RA.Over three quarters ...”
RA magazine supplement and response to the PM
“Rheumatoid Arthritis supplement To help raise the awareness of Arthritis Week last week, BSR ...”
Guest Blog: All hands on deck to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases
“by Dr Peter Lanyon, Consultant Rheumatologist, Nottingham University Hospital; President, British Society for RheumatologyTwo months ...”
Job Opportunity: Outreach Coordinator
“Outreach Coordinator (15 hours per week, home-based) PMRGCAuk is a small charity, which has developed a ...”
Welsh Assembly Statement of Opinion and Research Blog
“The very first Statement of Opinion in the new Welsh Assembly following the elections was ...”
NICE and SMC appraisal of secukinumab for ankylosing spondylitis
“The first NICE committee meeting for the Single Technology Appraisal of secukinumab for AS was ...”
BIMM – June 2016 Diary of events and courses
“Diary details of the coming courses and events from the British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine.Dates ...”
Edgar Stene Prize 2017 open for entries
“The EULAR 2016 congress was held at the Excel Centre London from 8-11th June, which ...”
Six principles for engaging people and communities
“The People and Communities Board, one of the Five Year Forward View programme boards, has ...”
FSEM release publication: A Fresh Approach in Practice
“The burden of musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and physical inactivity in the UK is now significant, ...”
New Sport England Strategy: Towards an Active Nation
“Sport England recently published a new five-year strategy on tackling inactivity.  The strategy aims to ...”
BJD Framework for Developing and Evaluating Musculoskeletal Models of Care
“The first internationally-informed Framework for Developing and Evaluating Musculoskeletal Models of Care has been developed ...”
Jun
29
Potential ARMA local network in South Wales
“There are several ARMA local networks within the UK and we would like to explore ...”
21
Public Health England launch 'One you' campaign
“One You is a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England to help adults across ...”
14
New ARMA leaflet released
“ ARMA released a new A5 leaflet today (click here to open leaflet) to support its ...”
May
31
New report released: Is welfare to work, working well?
“On Thursday 26 May 2016, the Work Foundation launched a report “Is welfare to work, ...”
Summary of the Fibromyalgia event in the Parliament
“On the 11th May 2016, a Fibromyalgia Awareness event took place in Parliament, hosted by ...”
Three Vacancies at Arthritis Research UK
“Lifestyles policy implementation managerLocation: Public Health England, London Hours: Full time – 35 hours per ...”
Arthritis champions campaign, Scotland
“By the time the polls closed, 93 candidates from across all major parties had agreed ...”
Shine a Spotlight on RA
“Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week 2016NRAS will be hosting its RA Awareness Week (RAAW) 2016 from ...”
International EDS Symposium, New York
“The International Ehlers-Danlos Symposium convened in New York at the beginning of EDS Awareness Month ...”
LUPUS UK on BSR’s Roadmap to Improve Care
“….for people living with rare rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions.The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) has ...”
World Lupus Day 2016 Report
“This year’s World Lupus Day was very successful, receiving a lot of support and engagement ...”
Guest Blog: Solving the puzzle of Musculoskeletal Service transformation
“by Professor Peter Kay, National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Services for NHS England. I was asked ...”
A collaborative approach to improving outcomes
“...in Rare Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal diseasesEarlier this month BSR launched report setting out a programme ...”
Shared learning workshops in Greater Manchester
“Peer Support and Supporting Self ManagementNational Voices' Wellbeing Our Way programme and Macc are hosting ...”
Effective role of Fracture Liaison Services highlighted
“Fracture Liaison Services are an effective way to prevent further fragility fractures and save the ...”
Spotlight on Prevention: Support for STP footprints
“The development of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will require local health and care partners ...”
Arthritis Care Week round-up, May 2016
“Arthritis Care Week hit the headlines in May.We launched our survey of over 2000 people ...”
Rheumatoid Arthritis Medical Research Initiative
“Last week I picked up the attached leaflet at Poole Hospital. It is about an ...”
BSR launches roadmap to improve care for people living with rare conditions
“On Wednesday 11th May 2016, The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) launched a report setting ...”
PMRGCA UK AGM and Members' Day 2016
“Join us on Wednesday 15 June for our 2016 AGM and Members' Day As in previous ...”
14
Rheumatology community welcomes breakthrough decision for people living with Lupus
“Lupus: a disease where the body attacks itself.In the month that saw the arrival of ...”
04
What People Living with Arthritis in Scotland Want from their Politicians
“In January-February this year Arthritis Care Scotland (ACS) undertook a survey of people living with ...”
Policy position on self-referral to physiotherapy
“Physiotherapy helps to reduce pain and restore movement for people with a musculoskeletal condition. Self-referral ...”
Manifesto and Arthritis Champion campaign in Scotland
“Ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary election on 5th May 2016, Arthritis Research UK has developed ...”
Helping people to escape the misery of chronic joint pain ­– A musculoskeletal network in action.
“by Professor Michael Hurley, Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal Programme, Health Innovation Network South London Along with many ...”
03
EULAR International News and e-Breakthrough Magazine
“The next Annual European Congress of Rheumatology – EULAR 2016 – is at the Excel ...”
The European Union: How does it affect health and wellbeing in the UK?
“On June 23 2016 each of us will have to make a potentially momentous decision. ...”
The General Practice Forward View - NHS England
“The General Practice Forward View, published in April 2016, sets out a plan, backed by ...”
Invitation to FMA UK event in Parliament
“InvitationTo Fibromyalgia Action UK event in the Parliament Marking the International Fibromyalgia Awareness DayHosted by ...”
Introducing Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK
“Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK went live on the 31st March 2016 following a merge of ...”
BSR - Raising the awareness of RMDs
“Last week, BSR met with the Department of Health to discuss working together to raise ...”
World Lupus Day 2016
“World Lupus Day will take place on 10th May 2016. This is the first year ...”
NRAS CEO presented with MBE by the Queen
“On 13th April 2016, the NRAS CEO, Ailsa Bosworth, went to Windsor Castle to collect her ...”
Rheumy teams running for NRAS
“Chris Deighton, one of NRAS’s Medical Advisors, is once again raising funds for NRAS. Having ...”
GP on a Bike
“Vineet Joshi is a GP based in Wantage, Oxford. Vineet and his friend Rob are ...”
ARMA Member Stands at the BSR Conference
“The ARMA members’ colours were on full display in the charity village last week in ...”
World AS Day and NASS Fab At 40
“NASS “Fab At 40” runs from 1 to 14 May 2016. During that time we ...”
MSc/PGDip in Musculoskeletal Medicine
“Loughborough University and the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine are collaborating to deliver an MSc ...”
PORTSStaff Visit Arthritis Care
“14/04/2016 The Musculoskeletal Clinical Service Centre (CSC) at Portsmouth Hospitals consists of the Trauma, Orthopaedic, Rheumatology ...”
02
Commissioning a Fracture Liaison Service
“#FLSChampions Dr Zoe Cole giving a presentation on how the National Osteoporosis Society was instrumental in ...”
NICE new guidelines for lower back pain
“The British Acupuncture Council are extremely frustrated and disappointed about the new guidelines from NICE ...”
Apr
29
Vacancy: Policy and public affairs assistant at Arthritis Research UK
“Policy and public affairs assistantArthritis Research UK are looking for a highly skilled policy and ...”
04
Framework to Empower Patients
“British Society for Rheumatology publishes framework to empower patients to take control of their care.A ...”
NASS turns 40 this year - Great North Run & 300-mile cycle
“NASS turns 40 this year, and two of our very own are helping us to ...”
British Society for Rheumatology - March items
“Best Practice Awards – winning case studies now availableThe winning case studies of the BSR 2016 ...”
Pain Alliance Europe's Red Balloon Project
“Pain Alliance Europe are launching a Red Balloon campaign in early April 2016.PAE members will ...”
Realising the Value of People and Communities
“The “At the Heart of Health” report, from the Health Foundation and Nesta, explores the ...”
Young Scientist Prize & FLS Champions’ Summit
“Young Scientist Prize 2016This is a £4,500 award recognising the outstanding work of a young ...”
Edgar Stene Prize 2016 UK Winner
“The winner of the Edgar Stene Prize 2016 has been announced, and ARMA would like ...”
New Acupuncture websites from the BAcC
“ The British Acupuncture Council has launched a website - Qualified Acupuncturist, explaining about what to ...”
Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases approved as Lupus Centre of Excellence
“LUPUS UK has named The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), as a LUPUS ...”
Guest Blog: MSK Clinical Network Project
“by Sarah Marsh, National Policy Lead, Long Term Conditions, NHS England As we begin the new ...”
UK Gout Society - Patient board member wanted
“The UK Gout Society is looking for a gout patient to join its board of ...”
Award for Young People and Families Service
“Arthritis Care Scotland has received a major award for our Young People and Families Service ...”
New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of GCA
“The new national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis are nearing ...”
Lord Wills on GCA symptoms being missed
“Too many GPs miss symptoms of GCA says charity patron Lord Wills, but exciting progress ...”
MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine Loughborough University 2016
“Based at the new National Centre of Sports and Exercise Medicine with BIMM Teaching Faculty Programme ...”
FMA UK volunteer highly commended
“We at FMA UK are delighted to announce that Janet Horton, a long-standing trustee, has ...”
Chief Executive Vacancy – British Acupuncture Council, West London
“The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the leading organisation for traditional acupuncture in the UK ...”
Mar
07
Leading edge UK rheumatology services revealed
“The winners of the 2016 Best Practice Awards in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders (RMDs) have ...”
Scottish rheumatology services understaffed says nine in ten rheumatology professionals
“Over 90% of Scottish health professionals working in rheumatology units considered their service to not ...”
Rheumatology 2016 social events
“BSR are hosting a range of social events in the evenings throughout the Rheumatology 2016 ...”
Start planning your Rheumatology 2016 conference
“....with our programme planner tool.The Rheumatology 2016 programme is now live and we've given you a handy ...”
01
Charities ‘crucial’ to widespread implementation of care and support planning
“The knowledge, skills, experience and resources of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations are crucial ...”
EULAR's new campaign
“EULAR PARE  have launched their World Arthritis Day 2016 campaign,'' The Future In Your Hands''.See ...”
NHS England Consultation - revisions to Clinical Reference Groups
“Engagement on proposed revisions to Clinical Reference Groups in specialised commissioningNHS England listened to feedback ...”
Outstanding Best Practice Award from the British Society of Rheumatology
“The Musculoskeletal Research Facilitation group (known locally as the CAT group) has been awarded an ...”
Guest Blog: Looking back to move forward
“by Colin Beevor, Matron and Service Manager, Musculoskeletal OPD ServicesThey say “it’s good to talk” ...”
BIMM 2016 Course Calendar
“The latest diary of coming courses and events from the British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine. ...”
FMA UK work with the European Parliament and European partners
“FMA UK is represented on the Board of the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA), ...”
UK JSLE Cohort Study celebrate 10 year anniversary with an away day
“Juvenile onset Systemic Lupus ErythematosusThis year marks the 10th anniversary of the UK JSLE Cohort ...”
Kevin Weston has been appointed the new Chair of LUPUS UK
“Kevin Weston has been appointed Chair of LUPUS UK, succeeding Jane Dunnage who stood down ...”
NCVO KnowHow Nonprofit
“A knowledge bank for the voluntary sector with a very useful set of resources and ...”
HSJ - It's time to celebrate and study the NHS's non-clinical workforce
“24 February, 2016 By Alastair McLellan, Health Service JournalA new inquiry by HSJ is highlighting ...”
Feb
29
MSK/SEM job opportunity in Blackberry Clinic Guildford
“The Blackberry Clinic Group is looking to enhance its successful Guildford clinic with an MSK/SEM ...”
Joint Statement on MTA appeal outcome
“The British Society for Rheumatology and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society have released a joint ...”
Fracture Prevention, FLS Benefits, Densitometry Course
“Fracture Prevention Practitioner Training The advanced module of the National Osteoporosis Society’s popular training course ...”
Arthritis Care is recruiting
“Scotland National Trustee Arthritis Care in Scotland is recruiting a National Trustee: Scotland welcomes applications ...”
EULAR guidance on fibromyalgia
“Fibromyalgia management manuscript imminentThe update of "Evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia" is one ...”
Acupuncture Safety Website
“The British Acupuncture Council have launched a website with the AACP and BMAS.http://www.acupuncturesafety.org.uk/BAcC hopes ARMA ...”
NASS: Solving spondyloarthropathy
“Putting big mouths and big ideas behind microphones The Physio Matters Podcast offers free education to ...”
Arthritis Action vacancy - Comms Officer
“ Arthritis Action are currently seeking a Communications Officer to join their team in London.The ...”
Save the Date - Healthcare Professional Course, Hampshire
“Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Tired of Being Tired - supporting patients with Fatigue associated ...”
10
The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States
“The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States: Prevalence, Societal and Economic Costs (BMUS), ...”
iO Convention 2016: Reaching out
“iO Convention is a multi-streamed, collaborative event showcasing the very best of osteopathy. The last ...”
02
Guest Blog: Implementing the national clinical audit recommendations
“by Ali Rivett, Director of Clinical Affairs, BSR The first annual report was published in January ...”
First rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis audit
“On 22 January BSR launched its first annual report from the National Clinical Audit for rheumatoid ...”
FREE Health Care Professional Conference “Bone Health and Osteoporosis"
“Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust looks forward to welcoming you to our 10th Bone Health and ...”
RCN-SOTN International Conference & Exhibition
“"Valuing the past, embracing the future"The RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing International Conference ...”
Portsmouth Love Your Bones 2016 - 10th Anniversary Conference
“On 22nd June 2016, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire ...”
MBE for NRAS Founder and CEO
“Ailsa Bosworth, NRAS Founder and CEO, Awarded MBE in New Year's HonoursIt gives us great ...”
Arthritis Research UK vacancies: Public Affairs Manager & Policy Officer
“Policy Officer at Arthritis Research UKOur Policy & Public Affairs team has a vital role ...”
Communications and Fundraising Manager vacancy
“Arthritis Action is recruiting a Communications and Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover) to effectively manage, coordinate ...”
Arthritis Care Get Active in Wales and Northern Ireland
“Arthritis Care in Wales Get Active service has received an award from The Big Lottery ...”
NASS is Fab at 40!
“2016 sees NASS celebrate our 40th birthday! We’ll be inviting our members and supporters to ...”
NHS Learning handbook
“The Learning Handbook provides guidance and tools to support systemic learning for healthcare projects.Many of ...”
New BSR guidelines on prescribing anti-rheumatic drugs in pregnancy
“British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) publishes new guidelines on prescribing anti-rheumatic drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding ...”
BIMM 2016 Diary of events and courses
“Diary details of courses and events from the British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine for the ...”
01
Contact your MP and NICE Clinical Guidance
“Contact your MP Campaign Following a good year that featured a ministerial debate on fibromyalgia ...”
Jan
21
1st Portsmouth and District ARMA Network Meeting - Feb 2016
“The Portsmouth and district ARMA Local Network, would like to invite you to its first ...”
Stevens fires broadside against ‘institutional self-interest’
“By Lawrence Dunhill, Health Service Journal, 7 January 2016 Simon Stevens has said a ...”
15
The Institute of Osteopathy runs Public Health Campaign on osteoporosis
“Public health is everyone’s responsibility and all health practitioners, working in partnership, have a role ...”
Acupuncture Awareness Week Olympic Celebrity
“We are delighted to be able to announce our celebrity for the week is Olympic ...”
14
Preventing musculoskeletal disorders has wider impacts for public health
“From the Public Health Matters blog, Public Health England Kevin Fenton, 11 January 2016 — ...”
06
NOS Osteoporosis Conference dates
“Osteoporosis 2016, the National Osteoporosis Society’s conference, is taking place in Birmingham between 7th and ...”
Charity Job - Membership and Office Administrator
“ Arthritis Action is recruiting a Membership and Office Administrator to be based in their Central ...”
2015
Dec
22
ARMA Christmas Card 2015
“ Wishing you a Merry Christmas from the team at ARMA.”
15
NV - Accelerated Access Review online survey
“Giving people a stronger voice in research and innovation – Accelerated Access Review online surveyThe ...”
New Resource from the CSP - Self-referral: the evidence
“The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has laid out data and charts showing why we should ...”
Mediaplanet 2015 Bone and Joint Health campaign
“ARMA is pleased to once again support Mediaplanet on the 2015 Bones and Joints campaign ...”
Guest Blog: What a time to leave
“by Sarah Wright, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, ARMAWell, what a time to be leaving ...”
NV's WOW up for Change Opinion Awards
“National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme2015 has been an eventful year for Wellbeing Our Way, ...”
Christmas news from the Blackberry Clinic
“NEW BOOK:The new ‘Oxford Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine’ second edition. Edited by Mike Hutson ...”
Arthritis Research UK: No Time to Lose spending review
“ Aids and adaptations: Our new project will focus on the aids and adaptations people with ...”
LUPUS UK Silver Jubilee
“In November 2015 LUPUS UK marked its Silver Jubilee. In its 25th year LUPUS UK ...”
14
ACEVO Fellowship Award
“Arthritis Care’s Chief Executive, Judi Rhys, has been awarded an ACEVO Fellowship Award for 2015. ...”
Patient Information - Official PIER Opening Day Event
“The Haywood Foundation (HRRDF) and the Stoke on Trent ARMA Group are very pleased to ...”
10
ARMA vacancy – Public Affairs and Communications Officer
“ARMA seeks a part-time Public Affairs and Communications Officer, to be based in our London ...”
Fibromyalgia's first custom exercise DVD and documentary
“FMAUK is proud to announce that a joint venture has been agreed with a personal ...”
09
Final obstacle to publication of new NICE AS guidance removed
“In September 2015, NICE published the Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) for adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab and ...”
Scleroderma and Raynaud's UK are recruiting
“Scleroderma and Raynaud's UK are currently recruiting for 2 Heads to join the Senior Management ...”
08
BIMM - December Diary of events and courses
“ Diary details of the coming courses and events from the British Instutute of Musculoskeletal ...”
07
A guide for parents - My Child has Arthritis
“My Child has Arthritis – a practical guide for parents has been published. Hard copies ...”
Trial reveals evidence of benefits of acupuncture for chronic neck pain
“A new trial has found acupuncture leads to significant reductions in neck pain associated with ...”
Nov
30
EULAR PARE – Knowledge Transfer Programme
“EULAR PARE are asking project proposals from patient organisations for their Knowledge Transfer Programme. The ...”
18
Arthritis Research UK’s new Spark project
“Please help share Arthritis Research UK’s new Spark project in partnership with the Design CouncilArthritis ...”
03
Putting people’s priorities first
“Arthritis Research UK’s roundtable on musculoskeletal conditions and multimorbidities‘No one has an overview of my ...”
PSALV at the Scottish Parliament, CPGs and Conferences
“Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers (PSALV) are involved with the PsA Awareness Event in the ...”
Fit for Work UK Coalition and BSR host Parliamentary Summit
“On Tuesday 20 October, the Fit for Work UK Coalition and the British Society for ...”
NICE Quality Standards – reminders of deadlines
“NICE are seeking lay members to join a NICE committee updating their quality standard on ...”
Arthritis Research UK's policy on biosimilars
“Arthritis Research UK is working to ensure that people who choose to use biosimilars have ...”
EULAR Congress and Abstract Submissions
“The next EULAR congress is to be held at the ExCel, London 8th-11th June 2016. Further ...”
Guest Blog: An Opportunity for Joint Action
“by Professor Anthony Woolf, Chair of ARMA and Chair of the Bone and Joint Decade: ...”
South London Health Innovation Network – ESCAPE Pain
“On the 20th October, the Health Innovation Network’s ESCAPE-pain programme was awarded a two-year Health ...”
North Wales ARMA Network Group News
“Since 2013 the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCU-HB) and the North Wales Arthritis and ...”
02
Pam Stewart wins International Distinguished Services Award
“Fibromyalgia Action UK (FMA UK) has the pleasure of announcing that Pam Stewart, Trustee and ...”
Chiropractic Competencies & Skills
“The Royal College of Chiropractors' Health Policy Unit has recently published a document outlining the ...”
Congratulations NASS Portsmouth on 25 years of happy exercising
“NASS Portsmouth threw a big celebration event at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ...”
Portsmouth’s AS Clinical Practice event & Multidisciplinary Team
“The Multidisciplinary Health Care Team is a valued and integral member of the patient care ...”
Physio Course & Patient Conference - Northern Ireland
“NASS have long wanted to provide more support to people living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) ...”
NRAS - World Arthritis Day 2015 & Rheum2Talk
“Monday 12th October was World Arthritis Day and NRAS Founder and CEO, Ailsa Bosworth, had ...”
Oct
29
New publication from the College of Occupational Therapists for rheumatological conditions
“The College of Occupational Therapists (2015) has published the Hand and wrist orthoses for adults ...”
The Fit for Work Coalition is pleased to launch ‘My plan for life with…’
“‘My plan for life with…’ is a guide designed to support and empower people with ...”
28
HSJ Investigation: ‘Unwarranted and unfair’ disparity in elective surgery revealed
“Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England ...”
PCRS annual conference details: programme and form
“The Primary Care Rheumatology Society has released a provisional programme for their forthcoming annual conference ...”
27
New LUPUS UK website
“On Tuesday October 15th 2015 LUPUS UK launched its re-brand and a brand new website. ...”
A world where people can live active lives, free from arthritis pain
“by Dr Wendy Holden, Consultant RheumatologistAround one in seven people in the UK currently live ...”
Nobel Prize for Chinese Medicine researcher
“The BAcC sends its congratulations to Youyou Tu, who has won the Nobel Prize for ...”
British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine's Upcoming Events 2015/16
“Injection Road Show4th November 2015Blackberry Clinic, Milton Keynes.The one day BIMM workshop ‘Soft Tissue Examination ...”
20
October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day!
“ The National Osteoporosis Society is calling on everyone in the UK to lace up ...”
12
World Arthritis Day 2015
“The topic for World Arthritis Day in 2015 and 2016 is 'It's in your hands, take action'.  The ...”
Sep
30
Bone and Joint Decade Action Week
“Key dates and activities during BJD Action week 12th to 20th October 2015 are: Monday 12th ...”
EULAR PARE Updates, September 2015
“Reminder: Edgar Stene Prize 2016 is open for entries!We are inviting entries from people aged ...”
National Arthritis Week | Arthritis Research UK
“o   Katherine Stevenson has joined the Arthritis Research UK team as our Policy Officer and ...”
LUPUS UK Rebrand Launch
“On Monday 12th October 2015 LUPUS UK is very excited to launch our new rebrand. ...”
DBC & ESA - Your experience of claiming benefits
“The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is a national coalition of over 60 different charities committed ...”
Best Practice Awards 2015 Launched
“The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) has just launched its latest round of Best Practice ...”
Annual PCR Conference in York, 19-21 November 2015
“The annual PCR Conference in York features a highly respected hands-on, friendly educational conference for ...”
Person Centred Information & Helplines POW WOW and Communities of Practice
“National Voices' Wellbeing Our Way is about enabling people to manage their health in ways ...”
Guest Blog - Gout deserves to be taken seriously
“by Lynsey Conway, UK Gout Society SecretariatI first became involved with the UK Gout Society ...”
29
Premier Bathrooms supports NRAS this World Arthritis Day
“ Premier Bathrooms supports NRAS this World Arthritis Day with their "Seconds Matter" Campaign, which ...”
NRAS - Great North Run & Northern Ireland Group
“A HUGE thank you to our fabulous Great North Run team who took part in ...”
NRAS Christmas cards on sale now!
“ Although it might seem a little early, it's less than a 100 days until Christmas! ...”
New NICE AS guidance for anti TNF announced
“The Department of Health asked the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to ...”
Arthritis Action Support Group Launch, Eastbourne
“Arthritis Action is pleased to announce the launch of its new Local Support Group in ...”
25
New addition to Work Resources page
“We have just added to our resources page a new report by the Health at ...”
SMART approach to improve quality of RA treatment in Scotland
“A new initiative launched in September 2015 aims to improve the quality of RA treatment ...”
24
North Wales ARMA Network Open Day event
“ The ARMA NORTH WALES Network invites you all to their Open Day event on ...”
15
New Global Burden of Disease evidence
“New GBD evidence underscores the importance of effectively tackling MSK disordersA new study on Global ...”
14
British Acupuncture Council 20th Anniversary booklet
“ The British Acupuncture Council celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and has produced a booklet ...”
12
BIMM Diary of Courses & Events, Sept 2015
“The latest diary of coming courses and events from the British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine. ...”
World Spine Day Posters
“The BAcC have provided four posters for the upcoming World Spine Day on October 16th. ...”
02
BSR Autumn Conference 2015 - places are limited
“Taking place 15-16 October at the ICC Birmingham, Autumn Conference will explore interactive cases submitted ...”
01
Fit for Work: Return-to-work support
“New return-to-work service goes live to help GPs, employees and employers across England.“GPs throughout England ...”
Guest Blog – Nursing and MSK
“by Dr Brian Lucas, Chair Royal College of Nursing‘s Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing ...”
Stoke's Patient Information, Education and Research centre
“A little over two years ago I wrote about the Patient Information, Education and Research ...”
Aug
31
NOS Royal Letter, Osteo Survey and Orange Laces
“The National Osteoporosis Society has had a busy summer. In June, over 100 of the ...”
30
BSR – Rheumatology and Rare Conditions workshop
“Adopting a collaborative approach to orphan rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseasesOn the 26th November 2015, the ...”
29
The 2014 NRAS Annual Review is now available
“Hot of the press is the latest NRAS Annual Review, reporting back on our achievements ...”
Ailsa’s Great North Run challenge is almost here!
“With just over 2 weeks to go before the run the team needs your support.  ...”
NRAS is coming to Glasgow
“ NRAS are really pleased to announce that this September we are launching a new ...”
28
Arthritis Research UK Policy Updates
“·         Work policy and musculoskeletal conditions: Our policy symposium, on 16 June, brought together people ...”
National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme – Communities of Practice
“Wellbeing Our Way is about enabling people to manage their health in ways which matter ...”
Fibromyalgia Awareness Week - 6th Sept 2015
“The second week in September is Fibromyalgia Awareness Week, which is an ideal time to ...”
BIMM Course & Events Diary, August 2015
“The British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine’s diary of coming courses and events in 2015.Details of ...”
27
PSALV Parliament Event, November 2015
“ An awareness event is being held in the Scottish Parliament on 4th November 2015 for ...”
26
World Arthritis Day, 12th October 2015
“ EULAR PARE are asking people to take action for WAD and share virtual High 5s ...”
NASS in Scotland and Northern Ireland
“ NASS will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK this autumn to ...”
25
Lupus and Depression
“ This month LUPUS UK has published its new leaflet for patients, ‘Lupus and Depression’. Depression is ...”
18
Edgar Stene Prize 2016 – open for entries
“First awarded in 1975, the Edgar Stene Prize was created by EULAR in honour of ...”
14
Guardian article on acupuncture & new patrons
“A recent article in the Guardian highlighted the mechanism of Acupuncture: a study found that ...”
12
Coalition for Collaborative Care Jobs
“National Clinical Advisor for Integrated Personal Commissioning / Person Centred Care- an NHS England role As ...”
03
BJD moving forward …
“The Bone & Joint Decade is moving forward by renaming itself The Global Alliance for ...”
Guest Blog - Is absence of evidence, evidence of its absence?
“By Roderic MacDonaldMusculoskeletal Physician to the North West London NHS Community Health Trust,Past President of ...”
New Lupus Awareness Month Poster
“Lupus Awareness Month takes places in October each year in the UK. This new poster ...”
Portsmouth Hospitals Light Music Event, Sept 2015
“ The Department of Rheumatology, Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, invites you to an afternoon of light music ...”
NRAS CEO voted one of top ‘Patient Leaders’ by HSJ
“Health Service Journal (HSJ) have announced their top 50 Patient Leaders, recognising the users who ...”
01
Dream Team takes on the Great North Run
“Please take the time to support the ‘Dream Team’ taking part in this year’s Great ...”
Lara to take up international role for EDS
“I am writing to share the exciting news that at the last EDS UK trustee ...”
Early bird booking for BSR Autumn Conference
“BSR Autumn Conference 2015 – early bird booking closes 09 August. Taking place 15-16 October at ...”
Information and Communication Officer
“Join the Scleroderma Society in a central role as their Information and Communication Officer. You ...”
Jul
30
Parliamentary debate on fibromyalgia
“Report from debate in Parliament on fibromyalgia, by Fibromyalgia Action UK Alok Sharma MP (Reading West) ...”
BAcC Accreditation and Conference Call
“British Acupuncture Council at Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers event – 1st July 2015 This event ...”
29
Latest dates in the BIMM diary
“ The British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine's latest details on coming courses and events in 2015.Dates ...”
National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme is one year old!
““Excellent opportunity to meet and work with lots of wonderful people – and to be ...”
14
Premiere of "Sonata for Cello" - film about fibromyalgia
“Fibromyalgia Action UK Chair Pam Stewart and Executive Officer Ella Vine have recently watched the ...”
08
Vacancy: Head of Operations, National Voices
“Head of Operations, National Voices Full time, permanent, 35 hours a week, central London £45,000 to £50,000, ...”
Jun
29
Consultation on biologic DMARDS in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
“NICE released the Appraisal Consultation Document (ACD) on biologic DMARDS used in the treatment of ...”
Guest Blog: Empowering our members to take action through self-management
“by Shantel Irwin, CEO Arthritis Action Corks were flying on June 18th 2015 for me and ...”
Arthritis Research UK MSK-HQ Conference
“Arthritis Research UK hosted the ‘MSK-HQ Conference’ in London on 28 May 2015. The event ...”
New Chief Medical Advisor to NRAS
“Professor Peter Taylor appointed as new Chief Medical Advisor to NRAS Prof. Peter Taylor MA, PhD, ...”
NICE publication of Osteoarthritis quality standards
“NICE published the NICE quality standard for Osteoarthritis on the 11th June 2015. This quality ...”
28
Richmond Group policy project
“Arthritis Research UK has entered into a new policy project with a key group of ...”
An Introduction to Musculoskeletal Service Redesign in Ealing
“Dr Ian Bernstein and Stephanie Griffiths answer questions on the nationally acclaimed musculoskeletal service in ...”
Arthritis Research UK Parliamentary Reception
“Arthritis Research UK held their first parliamentary reception of the new Parliament on 10th June ...”
23
Educationalist Board Vacancies & PSA Consultation
“ PSA education and training standards consultation - The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) commissioned a review ...”
PCR Annual Conference 2015
“ The annual PCR Conference in York features a highly respected hands-on, friendly educational conference for ...”
02
Guest Blog: From desk to home caring – backs are a problem!
“by Stuart Blackman, CEO of BackCare I am really enjoying working with BackCare as the new ...”
01
RA Awareness Week 2015
“ RA Awareness Week 15th–21th June 2015 Our annual Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week is taking place on ...”
May
31
GPs Prescribing Exercise
“The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) welcomes a new bill by the ...”
New NASS Research Fund
“NASS are proud to announce that we have been able to fund four new research ...”
Parliamentary Reception & MSK Symposium
“ Parliamentary reception: Arthritis Research UK is holding a reception in Parliament on 10 June 2015 ...”
29
'Vanguard' project now open to entire acute sector
“NHS England has expanded the scope of its ‘vanguard’ project to trial new care models, ...”
Stevens launches hospital chains 'vanguard' - NHS England
“NHS England will ‘test new ways’ of sustaining smaller hospitals, including ‘chains’ running acute services, ...”
Fibromyalgia Association UK and FibroAction to Merge
“The trustees of FibroAction and FMA UK are proud to announce the merger of the ...”
26
BIMM - June Diary of events and courses
“ Diary details of the coming courses and events from the British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dates ...”
Musculoskeletal Science MSc from UCL and the RNOH
“ This UCL MSc, delivered at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) covers a broad spectrum ...”
Exercising with Lupus & Lupus Info Day Videos
“To mark World Lupus Day on May 10th 2015, LUPUS UK launched a new video ...”
23
European Parliament & Call to Action
“The Scleroderma Society will be hosting an event at European Parliament on the 30th June ...”
22
World Scleroderma Day & Information Standard
“We’re delighted to inform you that the Scleroderma Society is now accredited by the Information ...”
20
BAcC's Governing Board & Training Standards
“ British Acupuncture Council conference: 25-27th September 2015. Early bird booking is now open on the website ...”
19
BSR's State of Play and Position Statements
“BSR have recently published The State of Play report. The State of Play in UK Rheumatology ...”
06
NHS England Business Plan 2015/16
“Building the NHS of the Five Year Forward View NHS England has published its NHS business ...”
Love Your Bones 2015 - Portsmouth
“ The National Osteoporosis Society's Portsmouth Group are working in partnership with the Portsmouth ARMA Network ...”
05
Bright One
“Bright One is a volunteer run communications agency for the third sector and Lynn Levy, ...”
Guest Blog: Fracture Liaison Services
“ By Anne Thurston, Health Sector Relations Manager, National Osteoporosis Society This week, 18 months’ worth of ...”
North Wales ARMA Signposting
“ Over the last two years, North Wales ARMA Network Group (NWARMA) has developed a meaningful ...”
Photos from the BSR Rheumatology Conference
“Some more photos from the BSR Rheumatology Conference in Manchester; these are of the ARMA ...”
04
EDS International Symposium 2016
“EDS UK and the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, in alliance with the EDS consortium in Ghent ...”
NOS Fractures Toolkit, Clinical Standards & Online Training
“The National Osteoporosis Society has launched the following resources to support the implementation of Fracture ...”
Health Education England’s 15-year Strategic Framework
“Health Education England’s Open Strategic Framework Document (‘Framework 15’) builds upon the Strategic Intent ...”
Discussing patient goals in Rheumatology
“World AS Day took place on Saturday 2nd May. NASS asked members to raise awareness ...”
02
Arthritis Champions
“The Prime Minister has joined the fight against arthritis. PM David Cameron has become the ...”
01
Pics from the Rheumatology Conference
“Some photos of the ARMA member stands on Wednesday at the BSR Rheumatology Conference in ...”
Apr
30
May is Vasculitis Awareness Month (VAM)
“ Some of the Thames walkers from 2014 Vasculitis UK works with its members to raise ...”
World AS Day is Coming! Saturday 2 May 2015
“It’s World AS Day on Saturday 2 May. NASS use this day to raise awareness ...”
UK Gout Society new address and supporter survey
“The UK Gout Society has moved. Our new address is: UK Gout Society PO Box 90, HINDHEAD GU27 9FW The email ...”
25
Arthritis Action Re-Launch & Report
“Arthritis Action is marking the launch of its new name and logo in June with ...”
21
National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme
“ An invitation to POW WOWs (shared learning workshops)National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme is about ...”
19
British Acupuncture Council presents at Evidence Live
“At the Evidence Live conference in April at the University of Oxford, BAcC highlighted some ...”
Mar
31
Scleroderma & RSA conference | Self-management classes
“Save the date: joint annual conference with the RSA – 20th June 2015, Manchester We are ...”
NASS has moved
“The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society has moved office. Our new details are: NASS 4 Albion Court Hammersmith London W6 0QT Telephone: 020 ...”
30
Acupuncture PSA and Election White Paper
“ BAcC featured in Professional Standards Authority report The BAcC were featured as a success story in ...”
New resource: Hip Fracture Care booklet
“ ARMA has just added to its Resources page a booklet produced by the National Hip ...”
A Fair Assessment of Musculoskeletal Conditions
“ Last month Arthritis Research UK published a report making a series of recommendations designed to ...”
Vasculitis Patient Symposium Saturday 18th April 2015
“Vasculitis UK is holding its first ever patient symposium in London on 18th April. The ...”
Arthritis Care Young People and Families
“Arthritis Care have recently refocused their services on two proven service areas of 1) Young People ...”
Roadmap for Sustainable Healthcare
“The Sustainable Healthcare initiative was launched in 2013. It sought to address the environment of ...”
King's Fund Acute Hospitals and Integrated Care
“From hospitals to health systems A core part of the vision in the NHS five year ...”
27
Guest Blog: Getting it Right First Time
“ by Mike Kimmons CB, Chief Executive, British Orthopaedic Association On Monday 16 March, the BOA launched ...”
ESCAPE-pain promotes arthritis self-management through exercise and education
“ESCAPE-pain (Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise) is a rehabilitation programme for ...”
25
FibroAction and Fibromyalgia Association UK join forces
“FibroAction and Fibromyalgia Association UK (FMA UK) will be working together more closely in the ...”
03
Guest Blog: The Need for Competency-Based Commissioning
“ by Matthew Bennett, President, British Chiropractic Association As we all know back pain is the single ...”
Putting theory into practice - PIF Conference
“How to empower patients through high-quality health information and support 10th Annual Conference for People Working ...”
NASS are moving | Members' Day 2015 in York
“NASS are moving office. We will be closed from Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March. Our ...”
Vacancy for Youth and Family Services Manager (JIA)
“NRAS is seeking to consolidate and build upon 18 months of ground work done by ...”
Scleroderma Society’s Rare Disease Day & Digital Ulcer Policy
“February 28th was Rare Diseases Day, a day of solidarity for individuals diagnosed with a ...”
Manchester to lead project for better lupus treatment
“A grant of over £4m has been awarded by the Medical Research Council to a ...”
Endorse Clinical Standards and Guidelines - Fractures & Bone Health
“UK’s first Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) The National Osteoporosis Society is leading an ...”
The BAcC have rebranded / Acupuncture Awareness week launched
“British Acupuncture Council The BAcC have rebranded: Acupuncture Awareness week 2015 has launched, with a new survey on ...”
BIMM Upcoming Events 2015
“The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Diary 2015 19th March 2015 Monthly MSK Meeting Royal London Hospital for ...”
02
Mixed views about progress in latest audit of public health teams
“This month the Royal Society for Public Health published its latest report capturing the views ...”
Macmillan Influencing Commissioning toolkit
“A useful document from Macmillan for anyone who has an interest in how services are ...”
Feb
25
BackCare's new Chief Exec & Website
“BackCare has a new Chief Executive – Stuart Blackman - who brings diverse charity experience ...”
03
PSALV and the new Cross-Party Group
“The psoriasis/PsA Cross-Party Group at Holyrood is now subsumed into “Skin and related Rheumatic conditions”; ...”
02
Personalised Care and Support Planning in Practice
“ Read this blog by Dr. David Paynton, National Clinical Lead for the RCGP Centre for ...”
Guest Blog: What the ARMA Manifesto means for me
“ by Ella Vine, Chief Executive, FibroAction It was a pleasure to attend last week’s ARMA ...”
Jan
29
NHS England Consults on Investment Prioritisation of Specialist Services and Treatments
“NHS England has launched a new consultation about how it will prioritise which specialised services ...”
BIMM Upcoming Events 2015
“The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Upcoming Events 2015 Module 8 – Occupational Medicine, Exercise Prescription, ...”
Orthopaedics Conference: Call for Abstracts
“The Craft of Orthopaedics: RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing 28th international conference and exhibition 10/09/2015 ...”
27
NICE guidance for anti TNF therapy for ankylosing spondylitis
“The NICE guidance for anti TNF therapy for ankylosing spondylitis is currently being reviewed. NICE ...”
ARRC and Acupuncture Awareness 2015
“Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARRC) symposium is coming up This year’s ARRC symposium will take place ...”
15
EULAR: High-5 for World Arthritis Day
“To kick-off 2015, EUALR is very excited to announce the theme for World Arthritis Day ...”
Rheumatology 2015 - Reduced rate booking
“Join over 2000 colleagues at the biggest rheumatology event in the UK. After a successful 2014 ...”
NHS England - Forward View into action: Planning for 2015/16
“Leaders of the NHS in England have published planning guidance for the NHS, setting out ...”
07
New ARMA Resource for Networks
“The ARMA office has just created and published a Network Induction Pack. It is a ...”
06
BIMM Diary for 2015
“The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Upcoming Events 2015 11th February 2015 Injection Roadshow Blackberry Clinic, Oxford. The one ...”
2014
Dec
18
Guest Blog: Musings from Primary Care
“ by Dr. Alan Nye, President Primary Care Rheumatology Society, Executive Director, Pennine MSK Partnership Ltd. This ...”
NRAS Comments on the ABPI report
“Commenting on the report, Ailsa Bosworth, Chief Executive of NRAS said: “This is a heavy hitting ...”
BSR Chief Exec Comments on ABPI Report
“The British Society for Rheumatology's Chief Executive, Laura Guest, comments on ABPI's 'RAising the game: ...”
NHS Alliance and RPS report on pharmacists
“The NHS Alliance and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have produced a new report on pharmacists ...”
Arthritis Research UK MusculoSkeletal Health Questionnaire
“Arthritis Research UK’s on-going partnership with NHS England to co-fund the piloting of a patient ...”
Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Standards Consultation
“The National Osteoporosis Society is leading an expert authoring group to develop the UK’s first ...”
16
The NASS 5-year strategy
“The NASS Council of Management has now approved the 5-year strategy for NASS activities. Our ...”
New BACC Partnerships
“New career videos from BAAB The British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) has produced some new ...”
02
Guest Blog: Care planning and musculoskeletal conditions
“ by Laura Boothman, Policy Manager at Arthritis Research UK Planning is indispensable in many areas of ...”
I’m Still Me: a narrative for coordinated support for older people
“The I’m Still Me document, developed by older people working with National Voices, UCLPartners and Age ...”
BAcC at NICE Board and ETCMA
“In November, the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) was at a NICE Board meeting raising concerns ...”
FSEM moves to manage Osteoarthritis
“The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK recognises the importance of movement and ...”
AS it is – next steps launched
“Following on from the launch of the ‘AS it is’ campaign in 2013, where NASS ...”
Launch of Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2015
“On behalf of Diana Skingle, Chair of the EULAR Standing Committee of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism ...”
Pain Toolkit and Self-Management in the Community
“At a recent presentation by Peter Moore aimed at assisting clinicians in helping people to ...”
New Arthritis Research UK report: Care planning and musculoskeletal health
“Arthritis Research UK has launched a new report on care planning and the impact it ...”
The RCN and BSR Joint Rheumatology Conference
“Ideal for the whole rheumatology team 24 - 25 February 2015, Birmingham This event is ideal opportunity ...”
Second anniversary of EULAR PARE e-Breakthrough
“With this 2nd anniversary edition of the e-Breakthrough newsletter, EULAR would like to thank all ...”
Nov
12
NHS England's scorecard Denies Access to Treatment for Ultra Rare Diseases
“This campaign comes from the Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases, a voluntary support group and advocacy ...”
Oct
31
Guest Blog - Back pain and the hidden opportunity of public health
“by Dr Adam Al-Kashi, Head of Research & Education, BackCare In his 1985 paper – Sick ...”
30
New Resource from the College of Occupational Therapists
“We've just added to ARMA's new Working with Arthritis & MSK Resouces page. The Working for ...”
Evidence into Action & Workplace Wellbeing Charter
“In parallel with the NHS’s Forward View document, Public Health England (PHE) has published its ...”
The NHS Five Year Forward View
“The NHS Five Year Forward View, published last week, is an all-encompassing document that examines ...”
General Election Calls to Action
“There have been a number of significant advances in public policy that affects RA, including ...”
Join the Remission Mission!
“NRAS have created the Remission Mission photo wall to allow you to share what remission ...”
29
Finance and Office Administrator Job Vacancy
“Finance and Office Administrator Part time (16.5 hrs. per week) Maternity Cover Salary £26,000 - £34,000 The Scleroderma Society Would ...”
28
Work at ARMA – Projects Coordinator PT
“Projects Coordinator ARMA – part time, 3 days per week - £26, 259 pro rata. The ...”
27
BSR Autumn Conference - book your place
“ Taking place 27-28 November in Brighton, the Autumn Conference is a central meeting point for ...”
Founder of the RSA Charity Sadly Dies
“ Anne Mawdsley MBE The RSA is very sad to share the news that Anne Mawdsley ...”
22
Life with Osteoporosis: the untold story
“ National Osteoporosis Society Conference 2014 The Osteoporosis Conference will run from 30th Nov – 2nd Dec ...”
Commissioning guidance documents
“As many of you will be aware the British Orthopaedic Association has developed commissioning guidance ...”
21
BAcC TV
“Back Pain Video The British Acupuncture Council has produced this fun video promoting back care tips ...”
Sep
30
Guest Blog - Chief Cooks and Bottle Washers?
“ by Jann Landles, Hon Secretary, Vasculitis UK In the European Union, a disease is defined as ...”
The 2015 Challenge Manifesto
“The 2015 Challenge Manifesto has been produced by a partnership of national organisations representing health ...”
Ealing CCG MSK JSNA Chapter
“ NHS Ealing CCG Musculoskeletal Services, led by Dr Ian Bernstein, published this Chapter for Ealing ...”
27
Sussex NHS musculoskeletal services tender
“Silverstone Half Marathon NRAS has charity places in this half marathon which takes place on 15th ...”
26
Lupus Video & Awareness Month in October
“New LUPUS UK video for Lupus Awareness Month in October On 1st October 2014 LUPUS UK ...”
National Osteoporosis Society Conference 2014
“Registration is currently open for The Osteoporosis Conference 2014! With expertise gained over 25 years, the ...”
NHS England to pilot inflammatory arthritis campaign
“NASS were delighted to announce that NHS England are planning to pilot an inflammatory arthritis ...”
Back in the Office
“October 6th-12th 2014 is BackCare Awareness Week. As ever, the aim of the week is ...”
25
TV programme on acupuncture for pain
“Dr Hugh McPherson will be filmed doing an MRI scan to explore how acupuncture might ...”
BSR Autumn Conference
“British Society for Rheumatology annual conference - a significant date in the rheumatology calendar The British ...”
NASS Raise Awareness
“AS & You NASS was delighted to launch our AS & You events on 18 September ...”
01
Guest blog – The Ice Bucket Challenge
“ by Chloe Kastoryano, Project Coordinator, Scleroderma Society Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – a condition very few of ...”
Person Centred Care 2020
“Calls and contributions from health and social care charities National Voices, the health and care charity ...”
Changes at PSALV and Cross Party Group
“The Next Psoriasis and PSA Cross Party Group Meeting in Holyrood is on 24th of ...”
Public Health Report & Parliamentary Reception
“ Public health and musculoskeletal health: Arthritis Research UK recently published the report “Musculoskeletal health: a ...”
Care and support for people with RA and their carers
“NRAS has launched a new survey to investigate the experiences of care and support in ...”
Meeting with Scottish Government on rheumatology services
“ARMA Scotland Chair Steve McBride (Policy Adviser for Arthritis Care) has taken part in a ...”
Aug
31
EDS UK 2014 Residential Conference
“EDS UK will be holding their 2014 residential conference in Solihull Birmingham October 24th-26th. The conference ...”
30
The Importance of Web-based Information
“One of the issues raised by Vasculitis patients is the lack of information provided when ...”
BSR Autumn Conference Discount
“The BSR Autumn Conference 2014 – ARMA members can enjoy a discounted package      This year’s ...”
29
Spine Selfies for World Spine Day
“Every year on October 16th, people from around the world join together to raise awareness ...”
AKU Society to host the 8th International Workshop
“The AKU Society will host the 8th International Workshop on AKU on Thursday 16 October ...”
28
Chris dresses up for NRAS
“For the fourth year in a row Chris Deighton, NRAS Medical Advisor and constant supporter, ...”
Upcoming BIMM Events 2014/15
“27th – 29th Sept         Module 1 - Foundation Course LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH This module ...”
27
New Booklet: Lupus and kidney disease
“LUPUS UK has just finished production of a new 12-page booklet, ‘Lupus and the Kidneys’. Approximately ...”
26
Understanding between Health Board and North Wales ARMA
“ Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance work together to improve services ...”
21
Portsmouth Osteoporosis Support Group Newsletter Autumn 2014
“As you will read in the Portsmouth Osteoporosis Autumn 2014 Newsletter, this has been an ...”
20
Portsmouth ARMA events in October 2014
“ARMA Network in Portsmouth would like to invite you to 3 upcoming events in October: 4th ...”
11
Acupuncture Evidence for long term conditions
“Date set for AAW 2015 Our next annual Acupuncture Awareness Week is set for 2-8 March ...”
04
NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation
“The NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation shows differences in the amount hospitals pay for ...”
Ghostbusters team up with Vasculitis UK at ComicCon
“Being involved as a trustee of Vasculitis UK brings a diverse range of experiences.  Vasculitis ...”
Guest Blog - Collaboration and Genuine Innovation
“by Maurice Cheng, Chief Executive of The Institute of Osteopathy I’m sitting here on a Sunday ...”
Arthritis Research UK Updates for July 2014
“ Arthritis Research UK Manifesto: Our manifesto has now been published, and we are meeting MPs ...”
03
Musculoskeletal health – a public health approach
“ Arthritis Research UK is seeking to transform the conversation about musculoskeletal conditions. For too long, ...”
Is the UK Fit for Work?
“ Confronting the challenge of UK workforce health The UK’s population is living and working longer. But ...”
02
BIMM Diary 2014/15
“Module 1 - Foundation Course 27th – 29th Sept LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH This ...”
NRAS JIA, Tea Party & Sky Dive
“RA Awareness Week 2014 We were blown away by the support we received in raising the ...”
NRAS Welsh Network & Work and Pensions Report on ESA
“Launch of NRAS Welsh Campaigns Network NRAS has launched a Welsh Campaigns Network. The network consists ...”
Jul
25
Sustainable Healthcare report & Health Committee
“The British Society for Rheumatology shows support for the Sustainable Healthcare report A new Sustainable Healthcare ...”
24
Appointment of CEO to the BCA
“AS you may be aware, Sue Wakefield, the BCA's Executive Director will be retiring in ...”
23
NOS Conference places and Free Osteoporosis Study
“National Osteoporosis Society Conference 2014 The Osteoporosis Conference early bird deadline is Friday 29th August 2014. Register ...”
Better Care Fund, better read the small print?
“"While sharing resources across the NHS and local government is a step in the right ...”
Don’t Turn Your Back on it
“In July, NASS have continued to work hard to raise awareness of ankylosing spondylitis. Huw Irranca-Davies, ...”
19
LUPUS Factsheets updated to Information Standard
“ This month LUPUS UK has finished reviewing and updating two of our factsheets, ‘Lupus ...”
18
The benefits of work on health and wellbeing
“Arthritis Care Scotland’s Joint Working Project coordinator Maureen McAllister was part of a working group ...”
17
Edgar Stene Prize 2015 Launch
“On behalf of Diana Skingle, Chair of the EULAR Standing Committee of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism ...”
Jun
30
Myositis UK AGM and Conference
“The Myositis UK AGM and Conference will be held on Sunday 6th July at the ...”
NHS ranked first in the world in comparative study
“ NHS ranked first in the world in comparative study Last week, the Commonwealth Fund published a ...”
29
'RA Unspoken' website & AC's new Director of Policy
“Arthritis Care have teamed up with Roche and Chugai Pharma UK to launch 'RA Unspoken' ...”
Physiotherapy Works for Social Care
“Physiotherapy Works for Social Care is the latest in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s series ...”
28
Chavasse Report & Bone Cement in the media
“Launch of the Chavasse Report An independent report, written by Professor Tim Briggs, President of ...”
Lupus Information Day Presentations
“We have now made video footage of all the presentations from the London Lupus Information ...”
BSR's Simple Tasks campaign
“BSR highlights the disabling effects of rheumatoid arthritis, which mean patients need six times more ...”
27
BIMM Modules for 2014
“Module 6 - Sports and Exercise Medicine, the Lower Limb 12th – 14th July LCOM Boston Place ...”
26
New NASS Chairman, TNF guideline review and 2020Health
“NASS had a very successful Members’ Day on Saturday 21 June. The afternoon practical sessions ...”
25
PSALV with CPGroup and HIS
“On June 11th, PSALV attended the psoriasis/PSA Cross Party Group as usual, convened by Dave ...”
NRAS Invisible Disease Report & RA services
“RA Awareness Week 2014 Thank you to all who took part in our Invisible Disease campaign ...”
24
Guest Blog - On being a bit short for your weight
“by Judi Rhys, Chief Executive of Arthritis Care I recently attended a plenary session at the ...”
23
Update from the British Acupuncture Council
“BAcC Conference – 26-8th September See the Conference page for details. HRH Prince Charles has agreed ...”
WSD Event & Conference
“World Scleroderma Day Education Event 3rd July 2014 Jointly hosted by The Scleroderma Society and the Raynaud’s ...”
17
New Report from the Sustainable Healthcare Steering Group
“Patient, manager, expert: individual. Improving the sustainability of the healthcare system by removing barriers for people ...”
04
Workout at Work Day - 6th June 2014
“Workout @ Work Day is the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s annual awareness day, which aims ...”
02
Guest Blog - Early diagnosis leads to a better prognosis
“by Chris Maker, Director of LUPUS UK One of the biggest problems for people who have ...”
Information Day Report
“On Saturday May 17th 2014, LUPUS UK held an information day, featuring a series of ...”
NOS Reminders
“The National Osteoporosis Society would like to remind you of the following events: National Osteoporosis Society ...”
May
28
Arthritis Nation 2014 report & RA Unspoken
“Arthritis Care was held on the week commencing 19th May. The launch included publication of ...”
HMSA in the Month of May
“May was Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month The HMSA has been busy holding fundraising and awareness activities up ...”
Countdown to RA Awareness Week
“   The countdown is well under way to RA Awareness Week, 16th-22nd June This is the ...”
BIMM Events: June - Sept
“The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine's Upcoming Events 2014 7th June Soft Tissue Examination & Injection Workshop BMI ...”
Rheumatology Conference Two Thousand Strong
“Thank you to the 2,030 delegates who joined BSR at Rheumatology 2014 in Liverpool! The British ...”
Psoriasis Scotland and the World Health Assembly
“67th World Health Assembly recognizes psoriasis as a serious non-communicable disease, May 2014.  PSALV asked The ...”
Important Research from Arthritis Care Scotland
“Please see the press release "Arthritis Survey Supports Government Agenda on Self Management" that has ...”
Results of Fibromyalgia survey
“FMA UK gave a presentation in the House of Commons on 12th May, International Fibromyalgia ...”
Manifesto, Calculator, M-PROM and Public Health
“Arthritis Research UK updates for May Manifesto: We have now finalised the text for our manifesto ...”
Tea on the Beach
“Bring the family and join us to celebrate the launch of our new service for ...”
21
London Bridges and Pain Seminar
“NASS London Bridges Challenge 18 May On the hottest day of the year so far, over ...”
British Acupuncture Council Conference 2014
“Booking has now opened for this year’s British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – ...”
19
Projects Coordinator Wanted - Job Vacancy
“Projects Coordinator ARMA – Maternity Cover – 9 month fixed term contract – part time ...”
07
ARMA Photos from the BSR Conference
“A few pictures from our session at BSR’s Rheumatology 2014 conference in Liverpool, where ARMA ...”
Pressing the Scottish Public Health Needs Assessment | ARMA Scotland
“At its April meeting in Edinburgh, ARMA Scotland agreed that the group needed to be ...”
06
Guest Blog - Uniting our voice locally
“by Sue Browning, Deputy CEO, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy The scale of the challenge presented by ...”
EULAR campaigns MEPs to support RMD issues
“On 22-25 May 2014 there is an election of the European Parliament. EULAR is asking you ...”
Apr
30
The Hardest Hit
“This is a campaign for our members to be aware of and possibly involved in ...”
British Osteopathic Association to become the Institute of Osteopathy
“ From June 2014 the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) will become the Institute of Osteopathy ...”
NRAS Abstracts, Awareness, RA-amble and Fatigue
“NRAS have had 3 Abstracts accepted as Poster presentations at the BSR conference this year ...”
NOS Key Dates for 2014
“30th June – 2nd December, National Osteoporosis Society Conference 2014We are pleased to announce that ...”
HMSA Events
“For a full list of events please visit the Events page on our website or contact ...”
Arthritis patients want more psychological and emotional support
“New research has found a high demand for help to cope with the social and ...”
Vasculitis UK announce new Medical Advisor
“Vasculitis UK is sorry to announce that Professor Lorraine Harper, Professor of Nephrology at Birmingham ...”
New Lupus Employment Guides
“LUPUS UK have just completed two new booklets, “I want to work – A self ...”
Vitamin D deficiency and chronic pain - BSR News Release
“ News release 15 April 2014   New research suggests that vitamin D deficiency is associated with the ...”
Charities have to be flexible
“Charities have to be flexible to meet the needs of all, including medical professionals. The Hypermobility ...”
29
Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day - 12th May 2014
“As part of our awareness campaign, FMA UK has arranged a parliamentary presentation of their ...”
BAcC April Items – Conferences and Meetings
“The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) was re-accredited by the Professional Standards Authority AVR scheme in ...”
28
Rheumatology 2014 comes to Liverpool this week!
“Don’t forget to download this year’s conference app. 'Rheum 2014' provides easy-to-use interactive capabilities to ...”
NASS at the Rheumatology Conference
“NASS are on stand 47 at the BSR Conference this week. On Wednesday 29 April (10:30-11:30) ...”
World Scleroderma Day Events
“World Scleroderma Day The Scleroderma Society is holding a range of events to celebrate world Scleroderma ...”
02
Arthritis Watch England continues
“The launch of Arthritis Watch England (see recent post) has been published around relevant organisations. ...”
Accountable care organisations in the United States and England
“This seventeen-page report by the King’s Fund describes the different types of ACOs emerging in ...”
PiF’s Annual Patient Information Conference
“Thursday, 1st May in Solihull, hosted by the Patient Information Forum (PiF). This event will cover, ...”
Arthritis Care is Recruiting
“To add our Senior Management Team: Director of Fundraising & Development o   We are seeking a Director ...”
Effective Networks for Improvement
“This Health Foundation report will help those who want to use networks as a mechanism ...”
Guest Blog - How Much Person-Centred Healthcare?
“by Nick Pahl, CEO of the British Acupuncture Council 2014 is the centenary of the start ...”
01
NOS Dates for Your Diary
“8th May, Falls and Fractures Alliance Executive Board (FFAEB) Meeting The Falls and Fractures Alliance brings ...”
New Vision from Arthritis Care
“Arthritis Care’s vision has always been of a world where people with arthritis can lead ...”
Quality Standards for people with Psoriatic arthritis
“Quality Improvement Scotland, a part of NHS SCOTLAND, have told us they hope to take ...”
Young People and Joint Creativity
“New Youth contacts for Arthritis Care Scotland Seven young people with arthritis have recently joined the ...”
Love Your Bones Day
“Bishops Waltham 19th March 2014 The Portsmouth Support Group covers a wide geographical area and we ...”
Mar
31
New poster for World Lupus Day
“LUPUS UK released their new poster for World Lupus Day (May 10th) earlier this month. ...”
Check Your Gout Risk - New Tool
“The UK Gout Society is inviting people to check their gout risk following recent national ...”
29
ARMA discount for Rheumatology 2014
“ARMA members who book online at www.rheumatology2014.org using the reference code RHEUM2014ARMA can claim a ...”
28
Ministers Pledge for AS it is Campaign
“NASS would like to highlight the successful outcomes of the 'AS it is' campaign, launched ...”
British Acupuncture Accreditation
“The latest list of accredited Acupuncture courses is published on the BAAB website. Graduates of ...”
27
Marathon Places Available with Team A
“Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2014 – 24th & 25th May 2014 Join Team A and help support ...”
Vision 2043 Competition
“ What is the one thing that would transform your future?  Enter the Vision 2043 competition to ...”
A Fresh Approach in Practice
“The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK has published A Fresh Approach in Practice, ...”
25
Arthritis Care Awareness Week 2014
“  Arthritis Care Awareness Week 2014 Mon 19th May - Sun 25th May 2014 United Kingdom Arthritis Care Awareness ...”
20
TLC for LTC
“Arthritis Care Scotland’s “TLC for LTC” self-management programme proving popular. ‘TLC for LTC’ is a self-management ...”
11
Arthritis Watch England survey launched!
“People with arthritis have been telling Arthritis Care that services are being cut, waiting times ...”
06
Care and Support Planning Guide
“The Care and Support Planning Guide from National Voices is a document designed for anyone ...”
03
‘AS it is’ in Wales, NASS Launch
“NASS is launching its ‘AS it is’ campaign in Wales on Wednesday 12th March at the ...”
02
Guest Blog - Can we please talk about early diagnosis?
“By Ailsa Bosworth, CEO of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society In November 2011 the then Minister ...”
1000 delegates and counting for Rheumatology 2014
“Join the 1,000 delegates who have registered for Rheumatology 2014 The British Society for Rheumatology are ...”
British Back Pain Epidemic Study
“A new study shows Britain is risking a back pain epidemic caused by unhealthy habits ...”
NRAS Super Hero Run & Roadshow
“Calling all super hero fans! Join us in Regent’s Park to take part in a ...”
PSALV, Psoriasis Scotland Activities
“ PSALV, Psoriasis Scotland has been lobbying for the inclusion of quality indicators for psoriasis and ...”
ACS’s First Professional Lecture at Scottish Parliament
“Arthritis Care Scotland held their first Professional Lecture at the Scottish Parliament on February 5th. ...”
01
MoveMore Plan for Sheffield
“The recently completed MoveMore plan is a 5 year strategy for physical activity and a ...”
Feb
28
Anonymous survey, wide-ranging data
“LUPUS UK is currently finalising a new survey to be sent to all LUPUS UK ...”
Chiropractic Awareness Week: 14–18 April 2014
“The British Chiropractic Association is running Chiropractic Awareness Week from 14 – 18 April 2014.  The ...”
ARMA discount for Rheumatology 2014
“ARMA members who book online at www.rheumatology2014.org using the reference code RHEUM2014ARMA can claim a ...”
Birmingham ARMA Awareness Day
“On Thursday 6th of February, Birmingham ARMA group held an awareness day by putting up ...”
27
EDS UK Patient Awareness Day - 16th May
“EDS UK are proud to announce our programme for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patient Awareness Day ...”
ONS: Sickness Absence in the Labour Market
“New research published February 2014 on the impact of MSK disorders on work A new report ...”
BIMM's Upcoming Events 2014
“Dates for your diary from The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Contact BIMM 25th March - Part ...”
BIMM Ergonomics module: The Upper Limb 1st–3rd March
“LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH1st – 3rd March This Ergonomics course focuses on acute and ...”
BIMM Short Lectures 28th Feb Milton Keynes
“Fluoroscopically Guided Spinal Examination & Injection Course Blackberry Clinic Milton Keynes Bucks MK7 7PB This course ...”
03
ARMA Lecture 2013 is now up on site
“In November 2013, ARMA organised its fifth annual lecture, in partnership with NHS England’s National ...”
Jan
31
Healthy Working Lives - Scotland & Westminster
“In Scotland we have partnered NHS Healthy Working Lives (HWL) to deliver one hour Arthritis ...”
Turning the tide of inactivity
“A very interesting new report by Ukactive underscoring the importance of physical activity, with strong ...”
29
Warm Water Exercise initiative
“In 2010 a number of stakeholder meetings were organised by the Betsi Cadwaladwr University Health ...”
UK Gout Society & the Annals of Rheumatic Disease
“The UK Gout Society had a busy week w/c 13th January following the publication of ...”
EULAR PARE e-Breakthrough newsletter
“First issue of 2014 On behalf of Marios Kouloumas, Vice President, EULAR, representing PARE and Maria ...”
COTSS-R & Naidex National
“ Naidex National is an exhibition focusing on independent living, with exhibitors of equipment, demonstrations, presentations ...”
Arthritis Care Scotland lecture at Holyrood
“Arthritis Care Scotland is holding it’s first professional lecture on February 5th 2014 in the ...”
Lupus UK Information Quality
“In December 2013 LUPUS UK were awarded Information Standard Certification following the introduction of a ...”
PSALV, Europso, IFPA and SIGN
“PSALV distributed its latest newsletter to members, clinicians throughout Scotland, MSPs and various other interested ...”
PMR-GCA Support Groups and AGM Speakers
“ PMR-GCA Scotland is pleased to advise that in 2014 we are expanding our Support Group ...”
28
Resources for Health Professionals from Exercise Works
“Exercise Works specialises in providing bespoke training courses for all aspects of the NHS, health ...”
RCGP Wales endorses new Motivate 2 Move website
“Royal College of General Practitioners Wales Leads the Way on Physical Activity Resources for GPs The ...”
27
Patients in Focus Awards 2014
“The deadline to submit your entry into the NRAS Patients in Focus Awards is fast ...”
The NRAS Roadshows are back for 2014!
“NRAS held four roadshows that were hugely successful in 2013. It’s a great way to ...”
20
Integrating health and social care: a public health perspective
“Public Health England’s new document, Health and Care Integration, highlights the link between healthcare, public ...”
Vasculitis UK Announce the Appointment of a New Medical Advisor
“Vasculitis UK Trustees are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Watts has joined Vasculitis UK ...”
New App for Pain and Planning
“Congratulations to FibroMapp which has now been approved by the NHS as a healthcare app ...”
16
BSR’s dates for your diary
“Rheumatology 2014 early bird rate ends soonBook before 31st January and save up to 30% ...”
Closing this Friday: National Clinical Audit registration
“Thank you to everyone who has registered their unit with our national clinical audit for ...”
15
Acupuncture Research symposium
“King's College London, the Strand on Saturday 29th March. This full-day event offers an excellent opportunity ...”
14
Sign the PAIN UK Petition
“This year's Pain UK Pain Champion, Jean Gaffin, has an e-petition to attempt to trigger ...”
2013
Dec
17
Rheumatoid Arthritis Summit
“The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society held its second annual RA Summit in Parliament on 11 ...”
BARC "Joint Effort" newsletter
“Click here for the latest "Joint Effort" newsletter from the Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre. It contains ...”
SIGN recommends acupuncture for chronic pain
“ Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines NetworkSIGN 136 Management of Chronic Pain Across Europe approximately 18% of the population ...”
NICE Recruiting to Commissioning Group
“NICE are currently recruiting new members for our Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes indicator Set (CCGOIS) ...”
ARMA Scotland News
“National physiotherapy lead Senga Cree gave the ARMA Scotland committee an update on the MSK ...”
Guest Blog: Debbie Cook - December 2013
“Musculoskeletal conference - the patient story Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the ...”
Shop for NRAS this Christmas!
“ Shop online with 'Give As You Live' this Christmas and when you make a purchase ...”
BOA Comment on Dr Foster Report
“The British Orthopaedic Association welcomes the Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2013 publication and its focus on hip and knee ...”
Hip and Knee Replacements: Combating Patient Lotteries
“Report from The Medical Technology Group Summary: Shortly before Christmas may be the best time of ...”
16
NRAS Patients in Focus Awards 2014
“ Pictured - Previous winners: Sue Kennedy, Anne Hardy and Ruth Machej developed a Progressive ...”
Clinical Commissioning Guidance
“Last month, the British Orthopaedic Association published five Clinical Commissioning Guidance documents which were jointly ...”
14
Health Minister visits award-winning Rheumatoid Arthritis Centre at Guy’s Hospital
“The Minister for Care and Support, Norman Lamb MP, visited the Rheumatoid Arthritis Centre at ...”
13
FMA UK appoint new trustee
“FMA UK would like to announce the appointment of a new trustee Glen McGregor who ...”
Acupuncture and self-care service survey
“Patient outcomes and experiences of an acupuncture and self-care service for persistent low back pain ...”
Nurse Specialist Needed
“Support BSR’s national clinical audit of rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis BSR is looking for a ...”
Developing Skills in Ultrasound
“Apply for one of the £500 bursaries Book now for the ultrasound course which will take ...”
Nov
30
PMRGCAuk in November
“Mid-November saw the second International Symposium on polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis, this time ...”
27
PIP Assessment & Direct Referral Project
“PIP is the new benefit that is replacing DLA. All DLA claimants aged 16 – ...”
26
Beating Back Pain Service evaluation
“This service, which includes acupuncture, has just been published in the BMC Complementary & Alternative ...”
Chronic Diseases and Health Care Delivery 2020 Conference
“Conference held at EU Parliament & Thon Hotel EU, Brussels, 17th October 2013 Eumusc.net is a ...”
25
HMSA news for November
“ HMSA Trustee to Pain UK Donna Wicks, trustee for Hypermobility Syndromes Association, has been appointed to ...”
21
Love Your Bones 2014 conference
“Wednesday 25th June 2014 – The Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth. ARMA Portmouth, Portsmouth Hospitals and the National ...”
20
Global Burden of Disease in EU and EFTA countries
“Of non-communicable diseases in the EU and EFTA countries, musculoskeletal disorders now show the largest ...”
19
Discover Arthritis - Scotland Information Day
“The Discover Arthritis Research UK Scotland Information Day 2013, Edinburgh23 November 2013 Come along to the ...”
04
Delivering Integrated Care: What can MSK learn from diabetes?
“As part of this year's ARMA AGM, our guest lecturer was Dr Partha Kar, Clinical ...”
01
Arthritis Research UK celebrated National Arthritis Week
“Activity during the week of 7-13 October included: National Arthritis Week Parliamentary Reception Arthritis Research UK held ...”
Oct
29
BSR and BHPR prizes and bursaries
“Apply for BSR and BHPR awards simply by submitting your abstract for Rheumatology 2014. The awards ...”
Independent prescribing by physiotherapists
“Help make this a reality After years of campaigning by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, on ...”
Health Minister praises Arthritis Care
“Arthritis Care Northern Ireland recently held their annual Health Professional Lecture.This year our lecture focussed ...”
22
Health Literacy Survey
“The Patient Information Forum (PiF) has published the results from a survey of voluntary sector ...”
Build the House of Care
“The ‘House of Care’ is a co-ordinated service delivery model described in a new paper ...”
21
Cambridge lupus information day
“On October 12th 2013, as part of Lupus Awareness Month, LUPUS UK hosted a lupus ...”
Risk of heart attack and stroke doubles for patients with gout
“New research published in this month’s Rheumatology journal has found that having gout doubles the ...”
Rheumatology Best Practice Awards announced
“The British Society for Rheumatology is delighted to announce that the Best Practice Rheumatology Awards ...”
17
Please vote online - What Blocks Good Care?
“ In our first online poll, with a question designed by one of our members, we ...”
16
FiT October Newsletter
“Dawn Weller, Group Co-ordinator, has put together an update from the last meeting of West ...”
Starting STOP AT ONE
“The National Osteoporosis Society are launching their STOP AT ONE campaign this week and have ...”
10
Acupuncture Symposium and Awareness Week
“Acupuncture Research Resource Centre Symposium 2014 Sat 29 March 2014Venue: Kings College, The Strand, London. Keynote speakers: Arya ...”
Physiotherapist lead gets top CSP job
“The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has confirmed the appointment of Karen Middleton as the CSP’s ...”
09
Mind your Posture – Carers, Care for your Backs
“The British Chiropractic Association, which represents the majority of registered chiropractors, is once again pleased ...”
02
Vacancy at Arthritis Care
“Arthritis Care is now recruiting for a Director of Corporate Services. Please see the Guardian Jobs ...”
DoH Include BSR’s RA Audit in Quality Accounts
“Department of Health quality accounts to include rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis audit The British Society ...”
Sep
30
BIMM MSK training modules
“At the recent British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine AGM our hereto ‘doctors only’ organisation voted ...”
New Name: Myositis UK
“The Myositis Support Group changed its charity name to Myositis UK at its AGM in ...”
Hypermobility Syndromes Association Announcements Sept-Oct
“New HMSA Trustees The HMSA is pleased to announce the recruitment of three new Trustees ...”
HMSA Volunteer Recruitment 2013
“ The Hypermobility Syndromes Association is actively recruiting volunteers in a variety of roles, including helpline ...”
NRAS magazine & Unity Lottery
“ Are you Feeling Lucky? We have recent launched the NRAS lottery which will help provide ...”
Job opportunity at Arthritis Research UK
“Arthritis Research UK is advertising for a Public Affairs Manager. The closing date is 14 ...”
Parliamentary Motions
“Parliamentary Reception: Wednesday 9th October Arthritis Research UK is holding a Parliamentary reception on Wednesday 9th ...”
27
Lupus Interview Video and Education
“On 1st October, as part of Lupus Awareness Month, LUPUS UK’s new video will be ...”
Osteopaths support National BackCare Awareness Week
“The British Osteopathic Association, which represents the majority of registered osteopaths, is supporting National BackCare ...”
News of Chief Exec and Beds CCG
“Arthritis Care’s new Chief Executive is now in post Judi Rhys, the new Chief Executive for ...”
Portsmouth Autumn-Winter Rheumatology Newsletter
“The new edition of the Portsmouth Rheumatology Patient and Public newsletter is now available. It ...”
NASS Best Practice Finalists
“NASS would like to report that they are finalists in the BSR Best Practice Service ...”
Vision 2043 Competition - EULAR
“The Vision 2043 competition invites people from around the world to enter an innovation, design ...”
Two Weeks to World Arthritis Day
“Saturday, 12th October is World Arthritis Day 2013 EULAR PARE's theme for 2013 – 2014 is ...”
The PCR Society Annual Conference
“From Thursday, 21st of November 2013, 12:30pm to Saturday, 23rd of November 2013, ending ...”
19
Stop at One
“STOP AT ONE is a public-facing campaign to be launched in October 2013 by the ...”
03
NHS Hospital Data Consultation
“NHS Hospital Data and Datasets consultation: opportunity to encourage data collection about musculoskeletal conditions in ...”
Osteoarthritis, Cartilage and Acupuncture
“The British Acupuncture Council would like to highlight this article from the University of York ...”
Physical Activity Guidelines from the CMO
“ Physical activity guidelines With the growing emphasis on public health and healthy living, there is an ...”
Arthritis Research UK PsA Booklet
“PSALV and others were given the opportunity to review the Arthritis Research UK PsA Booklet ...”
M-PROM & MSK Calculator Grants
“Arthritis Research UK announces the award of a special strategic grant to develop a M-PROM ...”
BSR bursaries for conference attendees
“The British Society for Rheumatology has launched a new bursary scheme, sponsored by MSD, for ...”
Aug
28
Progressive conditions dossier
“NRAS has worked alongside Parkinson’s UK, MS Society and Cystic Fibrosis Trust to produce a ...”
ARMA adds RA Endorsement
“ARMA has endorsed the NICE Quality Standards for Rheumatoid Arthritis - QS33, issued: June 2013. Thank ...”
23
Consultations open for Review
“ARMA would like to notify you of the following consultations. Could you please take note ...”
BAcC Conferences
“The British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is to be held on 21st and ...”
Lupus Awareness Posters
“LUPUS UK has recently released two new posters for Lupus Awareness Month in October. The ...”
BSR - Photos and Simple Tasks
“Do you have any photos BSR could use? Send in a photograph and you could win ...”
EDS UK One-Day Conferences
“EDS UK One-Day Conference for Hypermobile EDS Saturday October 12th 2013. Speaker Details: 9am – Registration and ...”
Winning Integrated MSK care
“NRAS and Arthritis Care are part of a consortium that has just won preferred bidder ...”
14
Youth Task Force Survey from EULAR
“EULAR PARE survey - What are the challenges of young people living with rheumatic and ...”
BARC newsletter - August 2013
“Welcome to the Summer edition of the BARC newsletter, from the Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre. ...”
EULAR launches the Edgar Stene Prize 2014
“Each year EULAR PARE runs an essay writing competition and this year the essay title ...”
05
New services from Arthritis Care
“In July, Arthritis Care chaired a seminar looking at improving the commissioning RA services. Supported ...”
Six NRAS news items for July
“Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week The 24th to 30th June was the UK’s first ever RA Awareness ...”
02
HMSA Move Apace with a New Name
“What’s in an ‘S’? In July 2013, The Charity Commission has approved a change to the ...”
01
Scotland - We Are Not Too Young
“We Are Not Too Young For Arthritis Arthritis Care Scotland, in partnership with NHS Fife Rheumatology ...”
Quality Standard for Diagnosis and Treatment
“The NICE quality standard for rheumatoid arthritis will save NHS money and help thousands of ...”
Portsmouth ARMA Summer Events
“DaM it The department of Rheumatology are pleased to announce that a new support group is ...”
Jul
30
Local Government Reference Group: Community Member
“Local Government Reference Group: Community Member NICE are currently seeking applications from members of the public ...”
24
LUPUS News & Views 100th Edition
“This month LUPUS UK is celebrating the release of the 100th edition of our News ...”
AAW2014 and British Conference of Acupuncture 2013
“Acupuncture Awareness Week 2014 Next year’s Acupuncture Awareness Week date will be 3rd-10th March 2014. We ...”
BSR Case Report Submissions
“ Share your interesting cases with your peers at the BSR Autumn Conference - please submit ...”
Vacancy - ARMA Treasurer
“This post has been filled and entries are now closed.Thank you for your interest in ...”
17
EULAR e-breakthrough newsletter
“A Special Issue of the PARE e-Breakthrough newsletter was published this week, featuring reports from ...”
Nurse and AHP Prize
“Arthritis Research UK funds this annual prize in a number of categories including nursing, occupational ...”
04
ERRF Calls for OA Research Proposals
“The European Rheumatology Research Foundation (ERRF) recently opened its doors to suggestions during the EULAR ...”
01
PARE Youth Project
“Survey to identify needs & challenges of young people living with RMDs in Europe today What ...”
Jun
28
NASS Conferences in June & July
“NASS Annual Patient Conference On the 29th June 2013, NASS will be holding its annual Patient Conference ...”
New Primary Care Resources for Osteoporosis
“ ARMA has just added this to our Resources section; Osteoporosis Resources for Primary Care is a ...”
26
Care planning for MSK
“Care planning for people with musculoskeletal conditions Building on the development of care planning and the ...”
BOA Journal for Trauma & Orthopaedics
“Last month, the BOA officially launched its new journal for all professionals working in trauma ...”
Public consultation on Clinical Commissioning Guidance
“​Over the past month, the British Orthopaedic Association has launched a public consultation on Clinical ...”
ARMA Scotland in Parliament
“ARMA Scotland met in Edinburgh in May, and agreed to seek meetings with Health Secretary ...”
25
Public Awareness Survey - Breaking Down Barriers
“ ComRes poll finds just 10% of the British public believes their government is doing a ...”
NRAS Fundraising on Kilimanjaro
“Climbing Kilimanjaro for NRAS A group of enthusiastic explorers from the Midlands will be showing true ...”
24
CEO appointment at Arthritis Care
“Judi Rhys has been appointed as CEO of Arthritis Care - the leading UK charity ...”
21
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week
“We are now only three days away from the UK’s first ever Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness ...”
20
BSR Rheumatology Journal Alcohol Study
“New study finds patients with early arthritis consume less alcohol than controls, regardless of type ...”
19
NICE Board seeks Clinical Guidance committee
“The NICE Board has asked the Centre for Clinical Practice to develop a pilot programme ...”
Future of Health Conference
“"Meeting the Challenge of Long Term Conditions" 3-4 October 2013 Business Design Centre52 Upper StreetLondonN1 0QH In ...”
Ehlers-Danlos directory
“Ehlers-Danlos Support UK are building a medical directory for our members and we would like ...”
07
Arthritis and Dietary Supplements Survey
“There is a new online survey designed to research the determinants and prevalence of dietary ...”
Osteopathic team present to National Conference
“A pioneering project by the Osteopathic Team at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, where a team ...”
May
31
New Resource: Shared Decision Making Report
“We've just added to our Resources page.The latest document is the "Your Health Your Decision ...”
NHS Alliance Event
“The seminar titled, "The changing role of the general practitioner, primary care, and the development ...”
29
Rheumatology e-learning
“ BHPR and BSR have agreed to integrate, becoming one organisation to serve all rheumatology health ...”
PSALV reports from ARMA Scotland Meeting
“ PSALV attended ARMA Scotland Meeting in Edinburgh on 8 May. Topics discussed included:   1.    ScotPHN ...”
PMRGCAuk Members' Day in London
“On 6 June PMRGCAuk will hold their AGM and annual Members' Day at NCVO in ...”
NRAS: Health and Social Care Bill
“After being featured in the Queen’s Speech, The Care Bill was published on Friday 10th ...”
NASS Stand, NASS Walk & Run
“Last week NASS and NRAS shared an exhibition stand at the Primary Care Conference in ...”
28
Arthritis Research UK at The Chelsea Flower Show
“ One of Michelle Castles' statues (image from RHS website) Arthritis Research UK's exhibit in the ...”
24
BSR: Three-year Clinical Audit
“ New three-year contract to help improve care for patients with rheumatic conditions The Healthcare Quality Improvement ...”
22
New Member: The British Acupuncture Council
“Professional Standards Authority accreditation for the British Acupuncture Council The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is delighted ...”
17
FibroAction Recruiting - First Chief Exec
“FibroAction moving to the next level and recruiting its first Chief Exec ARMA member FibroAction are ...”
Workout at Work Day 2013
“Last minute sign-up for Workout at Work Day 2013... CSP members have just hours left to ...”
08
Arthritis Care Week and Chat4Change
“On Monday 13th May Arthritis Care will launch Arthritis Care Week, with the strapline something ...”
EULAR PARE e-Breakthrough Newsletter edition 3
“Dear EULAR member organisations of PARE, EULAR are delighted to share the 3rd edition of the ...”
From John Wright of ARMA Birmingham
“Dear All, As convenor for the Birmingham group I had the pleasure of attending the BSR ...”
Call for Evidence - Policy and Support Services
“ Policy Exchange (a non-partisan educational charity) have launched a ‘call for evidence’ – joining up ...”
RA Week and an Emotional Publication
“Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week The first RA Awareness Week in the UK will be taking place ...”
World Lupus Day 2013
“May 10th is World Lupus Day For World Lupus Day this year, LUPUS UK will be ...”
New ARMA Member: Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
“Introducing ARMA’s newest member: Ehlers-Danlos Support UK EDS UK was founded in 1987 to support and educate ...”
World AS Day & GP Awareness
“GP Awareness Campaign takes a huge leap forward The next stage of NASS GP awareness campaign ...”
EULAR Alerts and Congress Countdown
“The EULAR Congress 2013 takes place in Madrid on Wednesday, 12 June 2013, and we ...”
02
Bone and Joint Decade e-newsletter
“Welcome to the first e-newsletter of the Bone and Joint Decade and the first update ...”
Apr
08
MSK Commissioning Project
“After a half-day meeting with the commissioning leads earlier in March, NRAS, BSR and Arthritis ...”
Report from BIMM
“Report from Dr John Tanner (BIMM President) There are some developments I would like ARMA membership ...”
04
Essay with Honorable Mention
“Following on from the announcement of the Edgar Stene Prize results, ARMA is happy to ...”
Stene Prize Competition Results - EULAR
“Today we'd like to share the final results of the EULAR Edgar Stene Prize Competition. ...”
PIER Review Room
“Message from Stephen Tatton of ARMA Stoke: In the January Newsletter I mentioned that we were ...”
Launch of “Save our Joints” campaign
“ The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) has launched a SKY Sports campaign which will run ...”
Pain and pain management at BSR conference
“A number of presentations at Rheumatology2013, the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) conference, will cover ...”
Rheumatology 2013 keynote speakers announced
“Mr Bob Ricketts, CBE, Director of NHS Provider Transition (Department of Health) and Director of ...”
02
Scot PHN report on Rheumatoid Arthritis
“In spite of severe weather ARMA Scotland had a very constructive meeting in Edinburgh which ...”
NRAS inform ATOS and Social Care Policy
“ NRAS Report on RA for Atos NRAS has recently authored a short report on rheumatoid arthritis ...”
Falls and Fractures Alliance Board meet
“The FFAEB (Falls and Fractures Alliance Executive Board) held its second meeting on 19 March ...”
NASS publications on exercise and best practice
“In the past month NASS were asked to write an opinion piece for the CSP ...”
Mar
28
CSP asks: are NHS Staff Fit Enough?
“The CSP has provided the Fit enough for patients? report, an audit of workplace health ...”
BOA are Recruiting
“PATIENT LIAISON GROUP MEMBERS The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Patient Liaison Group (PLG) is seeking to ...”
Fibromyalgia FiT Newsletter for March
“March's newsletter from the FiT Support Group for West Kent includes notes from the group ...”
PSALV at Holyrood
“On 20th February PSALV held a ‘patients voices’ event in Holyrood. The event was attended by ...”
New MSK core skills training for GPs
“Arthritis Research UK and RCGP launch new MSK core skills training for GPs and GPSTs Working ...”
26
GP-Online: Global Burden of Disease and challenges facing the NHS
“ MSDs in the news In March, The Lancet published UK-specific data drawn from December's landmark Global ...”
06
Tightrope - February 2013
“The Scleroderma Society have put together a new copy of Tightrope newsletter for February 2013, ...”
05
Musculoskeletal Burden of Disease - UK Focus
“The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), the voice of the musculoskeletal community in the UK, ...”
Feb
28
Scleroderma Society Rebrand
“Message from Mike Rich of the Scleroderma Society: We have just gone through a rebranding exercise ...”
Call for proposals: Patient Reporting; Musculoskeletal Calculator
“Call for proposals to further develop and validate a generic Musculoskeletal Patient-Reported Outcome Measure: the ...”
Hypermobility Symposium
“The Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA) will be present at the Hypermobility Symposium on the 23rd ...”
23
Ankylosing Spondylitis in the media
“NASS have been working hard to raise awareness about Ankylosing Spondylitis. In the last month ...”
Arthritis Care - Three Nations
“AC ENGLAND Arthritis Care is collaborating with Physiotherapists from the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust in ...”
RA-Awareness, Sky Diving and Tea Parties
“ NRAS is pleased to announce the first ever Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week in the UK, ...”
22
Portsmouth Walk with NASS & AC
“From our Portsmouth ARMA network comes this notification about a sponsored walk on Sunday 12th ...”
01
Be the Cure from EULAR-PARE
“"Be The Cure" is one of the largest Rheumatoid Arthritis research projects within Europe, in ...”
Jan
31
Joint Potential Events
“Too Young for Arthritis - Joint Potential is Arthritis Care Scotland’s latest information about self ...”
A word from ARMA Stoke Local Network Group
“Stephen Tatton from ARMA Stoke Local Network Group writes: After attending the ARMA local groups meeting ...”
News from BARC
“The Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre (BARC) have drawn-up their own newsletter for January 2013. It features ...”
30
Osteoporosis Research Grant
“Apply Now for a National Osteoporosis Society Research Grant The 2013 National Osteoporosis Society Research Grants ...”
23
Inaugural Falls and Fractures meeting
“The Falls and Fractures Alliance (FFA) held its inaugural Executive Board meeting in December. The ...”
18
ARMA Publishes Strategic Plan
“At the start of the year, ARMA published our Strategic Plan document, a calendar spanning ...”
17
FMA-UK move for a new trustee
“Change of Address FMA UK have moved premises. Their new office address is: FMA UK,Studio 3013,Mile End,Abbeymill ...”
NRAS Awards and Vacancy
“NRAS Patients in Focus Awards The deadline for the NRAS Patients in Focus Awards applications ...”
New policy and public affairs from Arthritis Research UK
“Arthritis Research UK have launched a new section on their website which includes updates on ...”
16
NOS Events in 2013
“Medicine and Me Osteoporosis aims to provide a forum in which the patient’s voice is ...”
15
Government welcomes contribution from NASS
“The Department of Health published a response today to the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society’s campaign ...”
2012
Dec
21
Global Burden of Disease
“ Influential global alliance calls on governments and the World Health Organisation to prioritise musculoskeletal health ...”
20
PSALV, Parliament & WPD
“ Our thanks go to our sponsor, Margaret Mitchell, MSP, seen here with Pat Evans, ...”
ARMA Birmingham Update
“ News from ARMA Birmingham Group Following the very successful area group co-ordinators meeting at the Queen ...”
Joint Working & Joint Activity in Scotland
“Arthritis Care Scotland Two new projects, funded by Glasgow North Branch, were given the green light ...”
Rheumatoid Arthritis Co-morbidities Report
“The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Co-morbidities Report NRAS has published a new report that highlights the ...”
December news from Fibromyalgia in Tonbridge
“Fibromyalgia in Tonbridge has put together their own December Newsletter for all those hailing from ...”
BJD National Action Network
“At this year's ARMA AGM, Professor Anthony Woolf gave a presentation on the Bone and ...”
Learning From Clinical Networks
“Learning from clinical networksArthritis Research UK, along with BSR, recently met with Kevin Holton, lead ...”
18
International Symposium brings spotlight for GCA
“PMR-GCA-UK reports that after years in the shadows, PMR (Polymyalgia Rheumatica) and GCA (Giant Cell ...”
Scottish MSK programme
“ARMA Scotland Meeting The next meeting of ARMA Scotland will be Wednesday February 13, in Edinburgh, ...”
Educational Research Fellowships
“Arthritis Research UK is pleased to announce a new call for Educational Research Fellowships.  These ...”
13
Back pain Seminar for GP awareness
“NASS News for December GP awareness campaignNASS was delighted with the first Back Pain seminar for ...”
Work Foundation MSD Warning
“A new report (published 10 December 2012) by The Work Foundation warns of the disadvantages ...”
4th Annual ARMA Lecture 2012
“The 4thannual ARMA Lecture took place on 21 November at the Royal College of Obstetricians ...”
10
Jess Barrow Award for Campaigning
“On Wednesday 14th November Jean Miller, founder, patron, trustee and former Chair of Polymyalgia Rheumatica ...”
Nov
19
HMSA's Scottish Focus Group
“STAFF CHANGES AND STAFF INFORMATION The HMSA staff joins with the HMSA Trustees in welcoming ...”
Rheumatology Nursing:leading the way
“RCN RHEUMATOLOGY FORUM CONFERENCE 2013 Book your place……Present a poster…… Following a very lively and successful conference ...”
08
Patients in Focus Award 2012
“Patients in Focus Award 2012 The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society has just launched its Patients in ...”
Psoriasis Scotland Autumn Newsletter 2012
“ Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers Update In the last few days PSALV has provided an update ...”
Video for Lupus UK
“LUPUS UK recently launched a short, animated video to improve the public’s understanding of lupus ...”
Community Exercise Programme
“10 out 10 Healthy WalkSaturday 27th October 2012 Week 4 of the 10 out 10 Community ...”
07
New-look NASS
“The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is to launch its new identity on Monday 5 ...”
Portsmouth Hospitals host Love your Bones
“Love your Bones Patient and Public Conference A message from Valerie Robins of the Portsmouth Hospitals ...”
New BJD website launched
“The Bone and Joint Decade is pleased to announce the release of their new website. ...”
BSR and BHPR Prizes and Awards
“Celebrating the individuals who change the face of rheumatology Rewarding professional excellence, innovations and achievements; each ...”
01
Prioritising MSDs makes economic sense
“In October, Vicky Chamberlain of the Royal College of Nursing Rheumatology Forum published the following ...”
Oct
26
Musculoskeletal disorders can be managed effectively in primary care
“ ARMA in the news You might be interested to read an article co-authored by Federico Moscogiuri, ...”
12
ARMA calls for Action
“ ARMA calls for action on World Arthritis Day 2012 ARMA is pleased to announce the launch ...”
08
New Deal from NRAS
“The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society is developing a new ‘responsibility deal’ for people with rheumatoid ...”
Needs Assessment Report & ARMA Scotland
“Report: Health Care needs The Public Health Institute for Scotland (SCOTPHN) has published an important needs ...”
RCN Rheumatology Forum update
“RCN Rheumatology Forum conference: date announced The next RCN Rheumatology Forum conference will be held in ...”
05
NRAS Group Launch
“New NRAS Group launching in Dorchester Wednesday 3rd October 20126:30pm – 8:30pm NRAS will be hosting a ...”
BSR News for October
“  INSPIRE BSR is delighted to be able to announce the launch of INSPIRE, a website ...”
PSALV's Public Meeting
“Scotland’s patient-led registered psoriasis charity, PSALV, Psoriasis Scotland, held a Public Information Meeting on Saturday ...”
The Scleroderma Society is recruiting
“It is a very exciting time at the Scleroderma Society and we are currently recruiting ...”
04
Tariffs & Measures - ARUK
“Best practice tariff Best practice tariffs (BPT) are a way of creating a financial incentive for ...”
Musculoskeletal calculator
“Musculoskeletal calculator by Arthritis Research UK At the ARMA Clinical Networks meetings this spring, Arthritis Research ...”
Striking New Lupus Poster
“Striking New Lupus Poster Many lupus patients have no visible symptoms and this can mask the ...”
Pain Management Guide
“The medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has launched a new self-help guide aimed at ...”
03
BJD on World Spine Day
“World Spine Day 2012 BJD are currently in the process of coordinating activities for World Spine ...”
News from NASS
“New audit tool for rheumatology departments NASS has launched a new audit tool for rheumatology departments ...”
Sep
26
NASS on World Arthritis Day
“  NASS is celebrating World Arthritis Day this year with the return of Stretch for NASS ...”
Aug
20
NRAS Group Meetings
“ NRAS Group Meetings NRAS group meetings are taking place in the following areas during July, August ...”
Nurse and AHP Prize in musculoskeletal medicine
“ Nurse and AHP Prize in musculoskeletal medicine  Arthritis Research UK funds this annual prize in a ...”
PSALV Public Information Meeting
“ PSALV Public Information Meeting PSALV is holding a Public Information Meeting at the Park Inn Hotel, ...”
17
The Carrots Night Walk: working for people with visual loss
“   The Carrots Night Walk: working for people with visual loss PMRGCAuk has started working with Fight ...”
Horizon 2020 update
“     Horizon 2020 update In July, ARMA members met with the International Knowledge and Innovation ...”
16
Call for applications
“ Patients First – Supporting Nurse-led Innovation in Practice Call for applications The Patients First Programme provides support ...”
Consultation on JSNAs and JHWSs
“ Consultation on joint strategic needs assessments and joint health and wellbeing strategy guidance Proposals for the ...”
NHS Commissioning Board - Strategic clinical networks
“ NHS Commissioning Board - Strategic clinical networks The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has set out its ...”
National Voices request for patient voices
“ Patient voices to influence integrated care National Voices has an exciting opportunity to shape and lead ...”
15
Vacancies at ARMA
“ ARMA is recruiting ARMA is currently recruiting for two positions: Project Coordinator (Job Share): We are looking for ...”
Fit for Work Survey
“ Fit for Work Survey The Work Foundation, part of Lancaster University, is conducting a survey, on ...”
BJD World Network Conference 2012
“ Bone & Joint Decade 2010-2020 World Network Conference 2012   Working Better Together - Friday 30th November to ...”
14
Patients Volunteers for CDGs
“ Patient Volunteers for Clinical Commissioning Guideline Development Groups The BOA and Royal College of Surgeons have embarked ...”
Rheumatoid arthritis responsibility study
“ Rheumatoid arthritis responsibility study The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society is developing a new Responsibility Deal for ...”
10
Play the NRAS Quiz 2012!
“ Play the NRAS Quiz 2012! Have you played the NRAS Quiz yet? For the first time ...”
Jul
04
Musculoskeletal Map of Scotland
“ Musculoskeletal  Map of Scotland On 27th June, the MSK Map of Scotland was launched at the Scottish ...”
Launch of Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2013
“ Launch of Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2013 At the opening ceremony of the forthcoming European Congress of ...”
Dr Martin Lee back in England
“ Dr Martin Lee back in England Dr Martin Lee has now kayaked back into English waters ...”
Kate Gadsby walks 2012 miles in 2012!
“ Kate Gadsby walks 2012 miles in 2012! Between July 2010 and the start of the ...”
Call for policy reports and publications
“ Call for policy reports and publications Arthritis Research UK’s policy and public affairs team are currently ...”
Jun
29
Coordinators' Conference 2012
“   Coordinators' Conference 2012 33 Volunteer group leaders from across the UK attended the annual NRAS Group ...”
Dr Andrew Holman talks about Fibromyalgia 21st July 2 p.m.
“   Dr Andrew Holman talks about Fibromyalgia 21st July 2 p.m Dr Holman has been researching treatment ...”
Wear your gloves to work to celebrate World Scleroderma Day and make a difference
“ Wear your gloves to work to celebrate World Scleroderma Day and make a difference Scleroderma is ...”
May
31
Nurse and AHP funding opportunities
“   Nurse and AHP funding opportunities Nurse and AHP educational training bursaries The educational training bursaries aim to ...”
28
Waving for World Arthritis Day (12th October)
“ Waving for World Arthritis Day (12th October)   What’s involved? It’s fun, it’s physical and it’s in a great ...”
Call for policy reports and publications
“ Call for policy reports and publications Arthritis Research UK’s policy and public affairs team are currently ...”
Patient speakers wanted for National Voices AGM
“ Patient speakers wanted for National Voices AGM The National Voices AGM to be held on 30th ...”
ATOS arthritis protocols
“ ATOS Arthritis protocols ATOS (the company that performs assessments of claims for Employment Support Allowance, the ...”
OA Nation 2012 Launch
“ OA Nation 2012 Launch Launch reception Tuesday 15th May 2012 Arthritis Care launched theUK’s most comprehensive report ...”
25
Workout at Work Day 2012
“   Workout at Work Day 2012 On 19 June 2012, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is ...”
Recruitment to the Quality Standard Topic Expert Group for Rheumatoid Arthritis
“ Recruitment to the Quality Standard Topic Expert Group for Rheumatoid Arthritis Recruitment to the quality standard ...”
United wellness project
“ United wellness project Participle, are looking for people living with a long term health conditions to ...”
Apr
27
Fragility Fracture Network of the Bone & Joint Decade
“  1st Fragility Fracture Network of the Bone & Joint Decade Global Congress  6-8 September 2012 Berlin, Germany The aims ...”
6th European Patients' Rights Day
“   6th European Patients' Rights Day: "Active Ageing citizens at the center of EU health policy" 15-16 ...”
Three wasted years
“ Three wasted years: Evaluating progress in delivering improved rheumatoid arthritis services A recent report launched by Arthritis ...”
Round the Isles for Rheumatoid
“ Round the Isles for Rheumatoid - the challenge is under way! Dr Martin Lee set off ...”
Arthritis Research UK Policy Seminar
“   Arthritis Research UK Policy Seminar on Personal Health Budgets Chaired by Professor Alan Silman, Medical Director, Arthritis Research UK, ...”
26
NRAS- “Family Matters”
“ NRAS- “Family Matters”    NRAS are launching the Family Matters report following their annual survey on the ...”
25
NASS en Masse, 5km sponsored walk
“ NASS en Masse, 5km sponsored walk The 5km sponsored walks as well as some fun days ...”
GP Awareness Campaign
“ GP Awareness Campaign The NASS GP Awareness campaign is off to a flying start with a ...”
Talking AS
“ Talking AS NASS is delighted to be hosting the web link to Talking AS, a new ...”
19
Public observer registration facility to attend the Commissioning Outcomes Framework Committee Meeting.
“   Public observer registration facility to attend the Commissioning Outcomes Framework Committee Meeting.  The public registration facility ...”
16
The EUMUSC survey: Help make it happen!
“ The EUMUSC survey: Help make it happen! EUMUSC invite you to participate in the EUMUSC survey which ...”
13
Call for information
“ Call for information The Swiss League against Rheumatism would like to find out if any EULAR PARE ...”
Integrated commissioning for better health outcomes
“ No integrated commissioning, no integrated care Integrated care can improve the experience of patients and reduce ...”
11
IAPO Patient-Centred Healthcare Indicators Review
“     Patient-Centred Healthcare Indicators Review At the Congress, IAPO launched the Patient-Centred Healthcare Indicators Review. The Review ...”
Mar
29
Remember - to send us your posts!
“   Remember - to send us your posts!  ARMA4Thursday goes out on the last Thursday of every ...”
ARMA Dorset
“          ARMA Dorset ARMA's group in Dorset would like to engage more locally, and to ...”
Stene Prize 2012
“  Stene Prize 2012, winning essay This year the theme “Overcoming the challenges of getting around with a ...”
The National Lottery Olympic Park Run
“ The National Lottery Olympic Park Run NRAS has 4 lucky runners who will take part in ...”
Dr Martin Lee counts down the days till UK kayak challenge!
“ Dr Martin Lee counts down the days till UK kayak challenge! Dr Martin Lee, a consultant ...”
23
Official website launch of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE)
“ Pan-European alliance for chronic pain patients presents new website in EU Parliament The pan-European network of ...”
22
Dr Dawn Carnes appointed Director of National Council for Osteopathic Research
“ Dr Dawn Carnes appointed Director The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) is pleased to announce ...”
14
Scleroderma Society appoints first ever Chief Executive
“   Scleroderma Society New Chief Executive Mike Rich has been appointed as the Scleroderma Society’s first Chief ...”
08
The Patient Group Bursary 2012 - Now open
“ 2012 Patient Group Bursary Sanofi has a longstanding and successful track record of working in partnership ...”
Glasgow Caledonian University PhD Studentship opportunities
“ PhD studentship opportunities   Glasgow Caledonian University is building on its RAE 2008 success to develop future capacity ...”
Feb
28
World Network Conference 2012 Bone & Joint Decade 2010-2020
“   World Network Conference 2012 Bone & Joint Decade 2010-2020   Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam      Thursday 29th November ...”
Exercise for musculoskeletal conditions
“ The Cochrane Library - Special collections NEW: Exercise for musculoskeletal conditions Musculoskeletal conditions frequently have an adverse ...”
Transforming Patient Experience: the essential guide
“ Transforming Patient Experience: the essential guide – available now! Transforming Patient Experience: the essential guide is ...”
National Joint Registry - Patient Focus Conference
“ National Joint Registry - Patient Focus Conference Free event on 23rd March From 9.30am to 2pm including lunch ...”
07
Improving access to NICE approved drugs
“   Improving access to NICE approved drugs NICE is to produce a best practice guide to help ...”
Job Vacancy at The Paget’s Association
“         Healthcare & Education Officer   The Paget’s Association, the UK’s only charity supporting people with Paget’s disease ...”
Jan
27
NASS en Masse Sponsored Walks – May 2012
“ The NASS en Masse sponsored walks are returning this year to London’s Richmond Park, Pollok ...”
Major Research Initiative
“   The Scleroderma Society establishes a professorial Chair of Rheumatology at the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School On ...”
26
NRAS impact on the Family Survey 2012
“   NRAS want to hear from family members of those who have rheumatoid arthritis for our ...”
Welcome to The EULAR Report 2011
“                The EULAR Report 2011 The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology hosted by ...”
World Network Conference 2011
“   Equality in Healthcare - Bridging the gaps Beirut, October 2011 Held under the auspices of the Lebanese ...”
NHS Confederation - From illness to wellness
“   The lack of integrated services to improve health and well-being across the NHS and local ...”
25
Scleroderma Society fundraising volunteers
“     Volunteers needed for fundraising - Wear Your Gloves to Work Day: Friday 29 June 2012 The Scleroderma Society ...”
24
A Practical Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Patient Experience
“   Implementing the National Quality Standard and Beyond Thursday 8th March 2012, London   The draft NICE quality standard: ...”
NASS Director Appointments
“       Two new appointments for NASS Director Debbie Cook ASIF: The NASS Director, Debbie Cook, is delighted ...”
NASS Patient Conference & AGM, 23 June 2012
“ The annual NASS Patient Conference & AGM is taking place on Saturday 23 June 2012 ...”
NRAS new service for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
“       New service for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis  JIA-at-NRAS.org.uk   NRAS have announced that they have secured funding to set ...”
NRAS Self Management Programme
“                                 ...”
NASS - New Campaigns Officer
“     NASS is delighted to welcome its new Campaigns Officers, Sophie Matthew, who joined NASS this ...”
New Patient Guidebook
“ NASS Patient Guidebook   NASS have completely revised their patient guidebook which is aimed at people who ...”
2011
Dec
13
National MSK Advice and Triage Service launched
“    National MSK Advice and Triage Service launched  A formal launch will take place in the new ...”
08
Quality and Productivity in RA
“ This booklet and the cases within it are examples of sharing best practice and are ...”
NASS on This Morning
“       NASS on This Morning NASS is delighted that Adam Rickitt, Actor, and Dr Raj Sengupta, NASS ...”
NASS back to action
“       NASS Back to Action exercise App                  ...”
NASS branch news
“                   Branch updates Following on from our World Arthritis ...”
07
ARMA Scotland Meetings
“     PSALV Exhibition in Hollyrood - ‘Under the Spotlight’   PSALV Exhibited in Holyrood from 24th-27th October, showcasing DVDS ...”
BackCare Marathon
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Nov
28
EULAR PARE - Edgar Stene Prize - Essay competition
“      "Overcoming the challenges of getting around  with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease"   Every year EULAR ...”
NRAS celebrates its 10th Birthday
“    NRAS celebrated its official 10th birthday on 18th October!     NRAS celebrated its official 10th birthday ...”
Online User Survey: Keele University
“                     Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM)                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr Jonathan Hill from Keele University is working on a new patient ...”
2012 Patients in Focus Awards
“  Patients in Focus Awards The NRAS Patients in Focus awards are now open for applications.  These ...”
NRAS Healthcare Champions Awards 2011
“ Healthcare Champions Awards    NRAS was delighted to announce the 10 winners of their third Healthcare Champions ...”
24
NHS Operating Framework for 2012/13
“     NHS Operating Framework for 2012/13   The Minister of State, Department of Health (Mr Simon Burns): Sir ...”
EULAR Congress 2012
“            The next EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology will take place from 6-9 June 2012 ...”
23
Press Coverage - BBC
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16
Arthritis Care - Osteoarthritis at the RCGP Conference
“     Osteoarthritis at the RCGP Conference                                                                                                                Jo Cumming Helplines manager spoke at the Royal College of GPs annual ...”
Arthritis Care - Rheumatoid Arthritis Surveys
“    Rheumatoid Arthritis Surveys                                                                                                          In July 2009, the National Audit Office published a report on Services ...”
Arthritis Care
“      Launch of ArthritisWatch                                             As you all know, the NHS in England is going through significant ...”
Scleroderma Society
“    The Federation of European Scleroderma Associations   The Scleroderma Society is an active member of FESCA, the ...”
14
Policy Update - A framework for technology enhanced learning
“     Guidance to help commissioners and providers of health and social care deliver high quality, cost ...”
11
NICE - Regulator approves one drug, rejects another
“    NICE Draft guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) had previously recommended the ...”
09
NICE to lose powers to decide on new drugs
“      The medicines watchdog, NICE, is to lose its power to turn down new medicines for ...”
PMR and GCA Scotland reorganise database
“      PMR and GCA Scotland reorganise database We have recently had to reorganise our database, in ...”
SCLERODERMA SOCIETY - Recruitment of Chief Executive
“     Recruitment of Chief Executive We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Chief Executive responsible for ...”
08
Gut Bacteria may influence immune system
“     Learning How Gut Bacteria Influence Health:   Scientists Crack Sparse Genome of Microbe Linked to Autoimmunity ScienceDaily ...”
06
ARMA - welcomes NICE announcement
“   ARMA welcomes NICE announcement to develop quality standards for musculoskeletal conditions...   The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance ...”
Oct
31
Patient Campain User
“     New Patient Campain Blog A new blog has been added to the new ARMA website ...”
The third Annual Fit for Work Europe Conference
“       The third Annual Fit for Work Europe Conference   The third Annual Fit for Work ...”
25
News Release from National Voices
“     30 Charities call on David Nicholson to endorse the  New Principles for Integrated Care.   To read the ...”
12
Neil Betteridge steps down as chief executive
“     Neil Betteridge steps down as chief executive of Arthritis Care In a statement issued by the ...”
Press Release - PERSONAL HEALTH BUDGETS
“      PERSONAL HEALTH BUDGETS ATTRACTIVE TO PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS PRESS RELEASE - 20 September 2011 Most people with ...”
NRAS and CSP - World Arthritis Day
“     World Arthritis Day   The official World Arthritis Day is celebrated on 12 October, although campaigning continues ...”
NASS Launches Back to Action App
“     NASS launches new free exercise App for people with ankylosing spondylitis on World Arthritis Day   In ...”
04
Tocilizumab specifically licensed sJIA
“Trials of a new medicine, called Tocilizumab, suggest that it is thrr times as effective at halting ...”
03
ARMA e-postcards
“     ARMA Postcards What is an e-postcard -  it is a notification when new content is published on the ...”
ARMA Daily
“ARMA Daily Newsletter As a follow-up to the development of the new ARMA website, we decided ...”
Sep
19
Dr Simon Otter wins arc Podiatry Silver Medal Prize
“ Congratulations to Dr Simon Otter, Senior Lecturer in Podiatry in the School of Health Professions, ...”
08
NASS launch new telephone Helpline
“   The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is officially launching their telephone helpline for people affected ...”
Aug
03
ARMA Website Development
“     The brief ARMA is the umbrella body providing a collective voice for the arthritis and musculoskeletal ...”
02
Jul
20
Wigan
Truro
Stoke-on-Trent
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South Birmingham
“The Selly oak Patients user group, but that group has evolved into part of the ...”
Shropshire
Oxfordshire
Nottinghamshire
North of Tyne
Morecambe Bay
Leeds
Lambeth & Southwark
East Kent
East Dorset Events and Meeting
Camden ARMA Local Network
“This is the page for the Camden ARMA Local Network Group.  Local Contact: Kazia Sizer Kasia.Sizer@uclh.nhs.uk   UCLH Foundation Trust ...”
Buckinghamshire
Barking, Havering & Redbrige
Bath
“   Bath ARMA local Group What is ARMA? ARMA (the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance) it is the voice ...”
The Health Foundation : GenerationQ
“The Generation Q Course The Health Foundation is seeking people who are passionate about transforming healthcare ...”
Chain Of Trust
“   European Patients' Forum EU project co-financed by the EU Public Health Programme                                                            The European Patients' Forum (EPF) ...”
MPs learn to move for health
“CSP staff showed members of parliament how to stay fit at work on 14 June ...”
Allied Health Professionals come together
“   Physiotherapists have an important role to play in research, CSP members, council members, officers and ...”
Arthritis Care - The Hardest Hit Campain
“    Arthritis Care - The Hardest Hit : Help us protect the welfare of people with ...”
Arthritis Care publishes new report: Get a Grip
“     On Wednesday 25 May, the day of the opening of the EULAR Congress in London, ...”
Arthritis Care : If I Were an Olympian...
“   The Arthritis Care creative writing competition 2011 For the fifth year, Arthritis Care is running its ...”
Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre RCN Award
“ Innovations in Rheumatology Rheumatoid Arthritis Award CARE, which links hospital-based Rheumatology services with the Birmingham Arthritis ...”
NASS welcomes the NICE provisional
“   NASS welcomes the NICE provisional decision on new ankylosing spondylitis treatment   The National Institute for Health ...”
19
The Walk for Skin
“   Once again The Scleroderma Society is supporting the Walk for Skin programme organised by The ...”
Position Statement on prescribing of biological therapies in adults with JIA
“   BSPAR/BSR Position Statement on prescribing of biological therapies in adults with JIA    This statement relates to ...”
18
Portsmouth: Day to Day - Living with Arthritis event
“People from Portsmouth and the surrounding areas are invited to the third annual Day to ...”

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