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.

Guest Blog – How Much Person-Centred Healthcare?

by Nick Pahl, CEO of the British Acupuncture Council 2014 is the centenary of the start of the First World War. Certainly I don’t want to suffer what happened to Asquith the then Prime Minister. Allegedly, he used to spend …Read More

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 for Long Term Conditions, Paul Burstow MP, commissioned health officials to conduct a scoping exercise into early diagnosis across the health service to understand …Read More

Guest Blog: Debbie Cook – December 2013

Musculoskeletal conference – the patient story Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance’s MSK2013 conference about the patient experience. I was honoured to be asked, to be given the opportunity of talking to …Read More

Global Burden of Disease

Influential global alliance calls on governments and the World Health Organisation to prioritise musculoskeletal health following findings of Global Burden of Disease Study (2010) The Bone and Joint Decade (BJD), the only organisation that brings together stakeholders considering all musculoskeletal …Read More

PSALV, Parliament & WPD

PSALV has had a busy and successful autumn. September saw us in Aberdeen, holding the second of our Public Information Meetings of 2012, with presentations by Dr Tony Ormerod, Consultant Dermatologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary/Clinical Reader in Dermatology, University of Aberdeen …Read More

Joint Working & Joint Activity in Scotland

Arthritis Care Scotland Two new projects, funded by Glasgow North Branch, were given the green light to go ahead this week. Joint Working will be delivered in partnership with the occupational therapists in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and provide support …Read More

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, our director, with Dr Alan Nye. Published on gponline.com, the piece covers ideas on shared-decision making, spending variation and consultant-led pathways. You can read …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