Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Arthritis News - Members' Updates

This is where we post the latest Musculoskeletal and Arthritis news provided by ARMA's member bodies, including reports on policy meetings, healthcare best practice, disease research, fundraising events, patient studies and much more related to musculoskeletal disorders and arthritis. News items posted here are also distrubuted to our subscribers via our ARMA newsletter. If you are interested in receiving updates via email, sign up here.

NASS – New Campaigns Officer

    NASS is delighted to welcome its new Campaigns Officers, Sophie Matthew, who joined NASS this month initially on a 9 month contract. Sophie has a strong background in campaigning having worked previously for Shelter and The London Housing …Read More

New Patient Guidebook

NASS Patient Guidebook   NASS have completely revised their patient guidebook which is aimed at people who have been recently diagnosed with AS. We have also produced 3 new leaflets covering Driving and AS, Fatigue and AS and Uveitis and …Read More

National MSK Advice and Triage Service launched

   National MSK Advice and Triage Service launched  A formal launch will take place in the new year, the service during this pilot phase is for Lanarkshire residents with Lothian coming on Board in the new year. We envisage this will …Read More

Quality and Productivity in RA

This booklet and the cases within it are examples of sharing best practice and are intended for healthcare professionals working in rheumatoid
arthritis. Roche and Chugai supported editorial development of some of the cases as part of Joint Working initiatives between NHS and the industry. The remaining cases were developed independently of Roche and Chugai through interviews and liaison with case study contributors carried out by an independent medical writer. Roche and Chugai funded the write-up of the casebook by providing the medical writer and have
paid for all printing costs.

NASS on This Morning

      NASS on This Morning NASS is delighted that Adam Rickitt, Actor, and Dr Raj Sengupta, NASS Trustee and Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases sat on the sofa with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby …Read More

NASS back to action

      NASS Back to Action exercise App                                                           NASS are delighted to …Read More

    PSALV Exhibition in Hollyrood – ‘Under the Spotlight’   PSALV Exhibited in Holyrood from 24th-27th October, showcasing DVDS of their ‘Under the Spotlight’ FILM, which feature patients living with psoriasis and PsA.   There was also in a supplement …Read More

BackCare Marathon

Don’t miss your chance to run in the world’s greatest marathon. Email or call Helen on 020 8977 5474.

EULAR PARE – Edgar Stene Prize – Essay competition

     “Overcoming the challenges of getting around  with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease”   Every year EULAR and the Standing Committee for PARE offer the Edgar Stene Prize for the best essay on a previously determined topic. The Stene Prize …Read More

NRAS celebrates its 10th Birthday

   NRAS celebrated its official 10th birthday on 18th October!     NRAS celebrated its official 10th birthday on Tuesday 18th October! The year has been packed with events to celebrate this special year such as the Team 10 Skydive, 10th …Read More

2012 Patients in Focus Awards

 Patients in Focus Awards The NRAS Patients in Focus awards are now open for applications.  These awards aim to recognize patient-centred initiatives and good practice in the education, treatment and care of people with RA.  Applications are invited from teams …Read More

NRAS Healthcare Champions Awards 2011

Healthcare Champions Awards    NRAS was delighted to announce the 10 winners of their third Healthcare Champions Award in a year of celebrating their 10th Anniversary.                                                                             The winners, from around the UK, were honoured at a special reception on …Read More