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.

Arthritis Research UK Policy Seminar

  Arthritis Research UK Policy Seminar on Personal Health Budgets Chaired by Professor Alan Silman, Medical Director, Arthritis Research UK, the seminar will focus on how any future implementation of personal health budgets may affect the clinical encounter, particularly in the context of …Read More

NRAS- “Family Matters”

  NRAS- “Family Matters”    NRAS are launching the Family Matters report following their annual survey on the impact of someone’s RA on their close family members.   The full report is available from NRAS in hard copy at their …Read More

NASS en Masse, 5km sponsored walk

NASS en Masse, 5km sponsored walk The 5km sponsored walks as well as some fun days are rolling out across the UK with events in Portsmouth, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Yeovil, Derby & Cardiff. Visit the NASS website for more information …Read More

GP Awareness Campaign The NASS GP Awareness campaign is off to a flying start with a presence at the NB Medical conference for GPs in London with a stand and also as a hot topic on the programme for all …Read More

Talking AS

Talking AS NASS is delighted to be hosting the web link to Talking AS, a new online tool to measure the ability to do day to day tasks for people with AS on its website. Produced by Abbott in association …Read More

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 to attend this meeting is now live on the NICE website. If you would like to register for this Committee meeting, please do …Read More

The EUMUSC survey: Help make it happen!

The EUMUSC survey: Help make it happen! EUMUSC invite you to participate in the EUMUSC survey which examines factors (facilitators) that may help improve delivery of health care for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in Europe. They are asking about …Read More

Call for information

Call for information The Swiss League against Rheumatism would like to find out if any EULAR PARE organisation has any experience with an “Arthritis Glove”. Arthritis gloves have been designed to warm the hands and decrease swelling and stiffness through mild …Read More

Integrated commissioning for better health outcomes

No integrated commissioning, no integrated care Integrated care can improve the experience of patients and reduce the cost of delivering high quality care. Neither of these benefits is possible without an integrated commissioning process. This event will challenge clinical commissioning groups, PCTs, …Read More

IAPO Patient-Centred Healthcare Indicators Review

    Patient-Centred Healthcare Indicators Review At the Congress, IAPO launched the Patient-Centred Healthcare Indicators Review. The Review aims to identify and explore current efforts to measure the patient-centredness of healthcare providers, organizations, national health systems and other stakeholders involved in …Read More

  Remember – to send us your posts!  ARMA4Thursday goes out on the last Thursday of every month so please don’t forget to send us your news items. If you have any news or other information you would like to share, …Read More

ARMA Dorset

         ARMA Dorset ARMA’s group in Dorset would like to engage more locally, and to do this he would like to get in touch with any of your active local groups to create a stronger, louder voice.  Barry …Read More