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.

Chain Of Trust

  European Patients’ Forum EU project co-financed by the EU Public Health Programme                                                            The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is implementing, together with other six partners, an EU project co-financed by the EU Public Health Programme called “Chain of …Read More

MPs learn to move for health

CSP staff showed members of parliament how to stay fit at work on 14 June in the House of Commons It was part of a cross-party event at which the CSP group talked to MPs about how to improve musculoskeletal …Read More

Allied Health Professionals come together

  Physiotherapists have an important role to play in research, CSP members, council members, officers and stakeholders heard at an event to celebrate the achievements of the society over the past year.  The CSP event was held at the Royal …Read More

Arthritis Care – The Hardest Hit Campain

[youtube A_EA604EIuI]    Arthritis Care – The Hardest Hit : Help us protect the welfare of people with arthritis                                                     Arthritis Care teamed up with disability charities across the UK to launch a joint campaign challenging the government’s welfare …Read More

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 published a report highlighting the impact of musculoskeletal conditions and emphasising the need for a musculoskeletal strategy. The report, entitled Get …Read More

Arthritis Care : If I Were an Olympian…

  The Arthritis Care creative writing competition 2011 For the fifth year, Arthritis Care is running its annual creative writing competition.     The competition aims to give people with arthritis the opportunity to write about their condition using a …Read More

Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre RCN Award

Innovations in Rheumatology Rheumatoid Arthritis Award CARE, which links hospital-based Rheumatology services with the Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre won the Nursing Standard Nurse Award for Innovations in Rheumatology Arthritis Category. The Collaborative South Asian Resource and Education (CARE) network in …Read More

  NASS welcomes the NICE provisional decision on new ankylosing spondylitis treatment   The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has provisionally recommended use of the drug golimumab (Simponi). This draft guidance means that this treatment may soon …Read More

The Walk for Skin

  Once again The Scleroderma Society is supporting the Walk for Skin programme organised by The British Skin Foundation. Many members have greatly enjoyed these walks in previous years and they can be a lovely day out for all the …Read More

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 the use of biological agents in adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and has been jointly prepared by representatives from the BSR …Read More

Portsmouth: Day to Day – Living with Arthritis event

People from Portsmouth and the surrounding areas are invited to the third annual Day to Day – Living with Arthritis event, organised by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The event, at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth on Wednesday 6 October 2011, …Read More