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.

BASEM/FSEM: dates of coming events

BASEM Revision Course for the FSEM Membership Exam: Part 1 12th August 2017 BASEM Office, Auckley, Doncaster. www.basem.co.uk/education/basem-diploma-revision-course-part-one/   4th Annual BASEM/FSEM Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference Sport & Exercise – Bringing us all together 12th – 13th October 2017 …Read More

New Self-Management Event in Leicester

Arthritis Action in collaboration with CLASH – Community Leicester Arthritis Self-Help group – will be holding a two-day Self-Management Event in Leicester on :- Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm and Thursday 29th June 2017 at …Read More

PMRGCAuk week: 19th to 25th June 2017

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK are excited to announce something brand new for 2017 – PMRGCAuk week! Between 19th and 25th June, our members and their friends and family across the country will be fundraising to help us …Read More

Consensus sought on exercise and osteoporosis

The National Osteoporosis Society is embarking on a new project designed to support people with osteoporosis and fragility fractures to exercise safely. The charity is calling on health professionals and people with the condition to submit any questions they have …Read More

Video ‘What is AS’ to increase awareness and understanding

World AS Day was on Saturday 6 May. Every year, our aim on the day is to increase awareness and understanding of AS. We produced a short video called ‘What is AS’ explaining the condition and how it affects people …Read More

New Resources to Improve Care Pathways

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY AND ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS LAUNCH INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE CARE PATHWAYS FOR PEOPLE WITH INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS In May 2017, BSR and the RCGP have launched a joint Quality Improvement project to improve care for people …Read More

New models of MSK and Work & Health MSK webinars

We’ve just added to the ARMA website two links to recent webinar presentations: the “New models of MSK Masterclass”, presented by Christian Verrinder and Giles Hazan; and the “Work & Health MSK webinar,” lead by Tony Woolf in participation with …Read More

Transport for London’s ‘please offer me a seat’ badge and card

Transport for London (TfL) is launching the ‘Please offer me a seat’ scheme for people who find it difficult to stand when using public transport. The badge and accompanying card were created following requests from customers who struggle to get …Read More

HUG/ARMA Stoke Meeting

Geoffrey Lawton, Stoke ARMA group chair, invites you to: The HUG/ARMA group meeting on 19th May 2017 at 1pm, in the Lecture room of Haywood Hospital, Burslem, Stoke on Trent ST6 7AG   Refreshments will be provided from 12:45pm and …Read More

Access to Surgery

Restrictions on access to surgery have been in the news again with this Observer article on smokers and obese patients waiting longer for surgery such as hip and knee replacements. In April, the Kings Fund published a report on understanding …Read More

Raising awareness of AS on World AS Day 2017

NASS will be working hard on social media to raise awareness of ankylosing spondylitis on World AS Day and we would really appreciate the support of all ARMA members with shares and retweets of our messages. We will be using …Read More

Dates from the College of Podiatry

College of Podiatry 6th Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference 13-14 July 2017 From the Directorate of Podiatric Medicine in association with European College of Sports and Exercise Medicine. The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE  …Read More