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.

2018 AACP Annual Conference

The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) is delighted to announce that their 2018 Annual Conference will be taking place at the Hilton, Reading on Saturday 19th May 2018. Overview: Open to all with an interest and passion for Acupuncture …Read More

International BMJD Congress 2018

The 6th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD) will take place November 8-10, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. bmjd-congress.org The 6th BMJD Congress will address the most burning questions in the field of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory …Read More

Vacancy: Clinical Champions Officer | Arthritis Research UK

Clinical Champions Officer Location: London or Chesterfield (with regular UK-wide travel) Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week Salary: £28,500 – £31,500 Contract type: Permanent Closing date: midnight on Sunday 7 January 2018 Download the job description and person specification (Word …Read More

Transforming Elective Care Handbooks

The NHS England Transforming Elective Care programme has produced its first two handbooks. They suggest new referral and outpatient processes for elective musculoskeletal/orthopaedic services and elective gastroenterology services. They draw on practical interventions developed and tested at various sites that …Read More

NOS publishes new Osteoporosis Standards and Vertebral Fractures Guidance

On 30th November 2017, the National Osteoporosis Society published new Osteoporosis Standards and Vertebral Fractures Guidance for Health Professionals. The guidelines help health professionals provide the possible care for people with osteoporosis. Fizz Thompson, Clinical Director for the National Osteoporosis …Read More

Musculoskeletal Conditions, Disability and Employment: ARMA Annual Lecture

ARMA is delighted to announce that Dame Carol Black will present the ARMA annual lecture on 29th January 2018. Musculoskeletal conditions cause physical and mental distress and disability. They often distance sufferers from the labour market with associated financial consequences; …Read More

Giving GPs the Tools

On the 30th November 2017, the HMSA launched its ‘Giving GPs the Tools’ campaign! Click here to see the poster, full size. With funding for UK healthcare held by GPs, a good relationship with your GP based on working in …Read More

CEO update – Spreading good practice

One thing we seem very good at in the MSK world is identifying examples of good practice. The NHSE/ARMA regional events have showcased a raft of excellent initiatives which make better use of NHS resources whilst also improving patient care. …Read More

Portsmouth Department of Rheumatology dancing class

Fourteen patients and their partners and staff from the Department of Rheumatology are about to complete their 6-week ballroom class. Over the weeks they will have taken an additional 12,000 steps and exercised for around extra 5.5 hours. Claire Jeffries, …Read More

DaM-it Arthritis Family Fun Day at Center Parcs Longleat

A fun-packed day for all On Sunday 22nd October 2017, the Department of Rheumatology staff hosted more than fifteen tables for children’s games and crafts – f rom Dominos, colouring to ghostly table lights, and homemade first aid kits – …Read More

NASS win award for supporting individuals to take control of their care

NASS are delighted to be named as winners in the 2017 AbbVie Sustainable Healthcare Patients as Partner Awards. The awards recognise those who have made an exceptional contribution to the lives of patients and contributed toward a more sustainable health …Read More

DWP Community partners programme

The Department for Work and Pensions is looking to second people with a professional or lived experience of musculoskeletal conditions to work on an exciting, new project. The Community Partners Programme is a new initiative working with Jobcentre colleagues to …Read More