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.

NASS launched a new video on World Arthritis Day

We chose World Arthritis Day to launch our new video, ‘Managing your ankylosing spondylitis’. The video explains the treatment and management of AS, including medications, exercise recommendations and lifestyle recommendations, including stopping smoking. The previous videos in the series include, ‘What …Read More

Arthritis Research UK at party conferences

Arthritis Research UK  were present at across all four major party conferences, with attendees at the  Scottish National Party and Liberal Democrats’ conferences, and a stand at both the Labour and Conservative conferences. Alongside our Chief Executive, Dr Liam O’Toole, …Read More

South East Regional Musculoskeletal (MSK) one-day conference

NHS England and the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) are delighted to be hosting a South East Regional Musculoskeletal (MSK) one-day conference on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at the Arora Hotel, Crawley. The event is sponsored by NHS England and …Read More

PCRS Annual Conference reminder

Event name: Primary Care Rheumatology Society Annual Conference Date: 16-18th November 2017 Location: Park Inn Hotel, York Timings: Thursday 16th November 12 noon – Saturday 18th November 12.30pm The annual PCR Conference in York features a highly respected hands-on, friendly …Read More

BSR publishes first UK guideline for the care of adults with lupus

On Friday 6th October 2017, during Lupus Awareness Month, the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) published the first UK guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). The clinical guideline is accredited by the National Institute for …Read More

Raising awareness on World Osteoporosis Day

The National Osteoporosis Society has a busy few days in the run up to this year’s World Osteoporosis Day on 20th October generating lots of activity in the local and national press on the charity’s social media channels. The day was …Read More

HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course offer

The Health Professions Acupuncture Group (HePAG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AACP, providing Acupuncture Foundation Courses to Osteopaths, Sports Therapists and Chiropractors. For practitioners wanting to increase their earning opportunities and scope of practice, add acupuncture to your …Read More

PMRGCAuk seeks new Chair of Trustees

Penny Denby will be stepping down in summer 2018 after three years as Chair of Trustees at Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK.  The charity is looking to appoint a new Chair before Penny finishes her term, so that …Read More

Bringing arthritis communities together to mark World Arthritis Day

To mark the 22nd World Arthritis Day on 12th October and Bone and Joint Week from 12th-20th October, Arthritis Action held education and support group meetings in various locations across the UK for people with arthritis during the whole month of October. Attendees heard from a variety …Read More

Flare Rollercoaster workshop, Portsmouth

Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease flares are normal but do have an impact on every aspect of your life. In simple terms a flare can be described as “a sudden increased severity in symptoms that can hit at any time”. …Read More

Bone, joint and muscle conditions are now leading cause of disability in the UK

Press release 12 October 2017 A new study found that over the last 20 years, the number of people suffering disability from low back and neck pain increased by nearly 21 per cent in the UK*. The new analysis by …Read More

BSR’s UK Guideline for the Management of Adults with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The first UK guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) was published by the British Society of Rheumatology at the start of October 2017. The clinical guideline is accredited by the National Institute for Health and …Read More