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.

Parliamentary debate on fibromyalgia

Report from debate in Parliament on fibromyalgia, by Fibromyalgia Action UK Alok Sharma MP (Reading West) introduced a Westminster Hall debate on fibromyalgia on 1st July 2015, initiated through contact with the Reading fibromyalgia support group. The debate was attended …Read More

BAcC Accreditation and Conference Call

British Acupuncture Council at Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers event – 1st July 2015 This event brought Accredited Registers, such as the British Acupuncture Council, together with representatives from the Royal College of General Practitioners, Hospices, National Voices, the Association …Read More

Latest dates in the BIMM diary

The British Instutute of Musculoskeletal Medicine’s latest details on coming courses and events in 2015.Dates include the BIMM/SOMM Winter Symposium, a Chronic Pain Management module, and a Flouroscopic Injection course. The current BIMM Diary is available here to open and …Read More

National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme is one year old!

“Excellent opportunity to meet and work with lots of wonderful people – and to be reminded of other people’s experiences/lives/views.” Wellbeing Our Way is about enabling people to manage their health in ways which matter to them. We work through …Read More

Premiere of “Sonata for Cello” – film about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Action UK Chair Pam Stewart and Executive Officer Ella Vine have recently watched the premiere of “Sonata pera Violoncel” (“Sonata for Cello”), a breathtaking film about living with fibromyalgia. It is a fictional story of a world-renowned cellist, who …Read More

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, subject to skills and experience. National Voices is the leading coalition of health and care charities in England, influencing policy and practice. We …Read More

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 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) on 19th June. The main recommendation of the ACD supports the current position that the drugs remain available only to those most …Read More

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 my team at Arthritis Action as we officially launched with our new name, new look and new direction. The last 12 months have been …Read More