Arthritis News - Members' Updates

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2020 brings Positivity, Optimism and Teamwork

I’ve read a few things about how hard it is to get going after the festive break, or “blue Monday” part way through January, rumoured to be the most depressing day of the year. I’ve had a very different experience …Read More

Health and Inactivity Conference 2020

Health and Inactivity 2020 conference 30 April 2020 “Prevention is better than cure“ Royal Society of Medicine This conference aims to clearly articulate current evidence and provide insights on research, issues and solutions: the increasing demands on health and social …Read More

Mental and physical health: practical ways to improve care

Two new outputs have been published by the Q Lab and Mind on improving care for people living with both mental and physical health problems: A practical guide to improving care that includes ideas, challenges to prepare for and examples …Read More

FLS-DB annual report 2020

The Fracture Liaison Service Database Annual report 2020, published in January by the Royal College of Physicians, provides the third national benchmark for the performance of FLSs at the patient level. There were 58,979 of an expected 322,660 patients who …Read More

Guest blog: A Decade of Real Change

by Clare Jacklin, Chief Executive, NRAS I heard a good joke during the Christmas break – Question: What do you think next year will bring? Answer: How would I know…? I don’t have 2020 vision! Albert Einstein is widely credited …Read More

MSK health is as important as heart health

by Sue Brown, CEO ARMA Happy New Year to all our readers. The start of the new year is a time to reflect on our successes in 2019 and to look forward to what can be done in 2020. Some …Read More

HMSA out and about

HMSA Chair, Hannah Ensor, was at St Thomas’s Hospital in November, manning an HMSA stand to make contact with a number of staff and patients. Hannah spread the HMSA’s awareness and positive self-management approach, and as always, the message was …Read More

The Transformation of MSK Physiotherapy Services – learning from Scotland

The Transformation of MSK Physiotherapy Services – a practical example Friday 17 January 2020 12:30pm What can services in England learn from a Scottish experience? General practice in Midlothian is currently experiencing considerable capacity and sustainability challenges, with MSK making …Read More