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.

Mental wellbeing research

Arthritis Care published new research to launch our Wake up to arthritis campaign during Arthritis Care Week. The report, Hidden impact: Arthritis and mental wellbeing, revealed the huge emotional toll of living with arthritis. Findings are based on over 3,000 …Read More

The Societal Impact of Pain – SIP 2017

The UK Gout Society recently attended the 7th European Symposium of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP 2017) in Malta, organised by the European Pain Federation (EFIC), Pain Alliance Europe, the Active Citizen Network and Grünenthal. The event brought together …Read More

BMAS Foundation Courses

For the upcoming dates for foundation courses in western medical acupuncture from the British Medical Acupuncture Society, please click here to download details. Further training events include, “Self-acupuncture day” and “Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis” courses.

Use of the Social Value Act by healthcare commissioners

New research conducted by National Voices and Social Enterprise UK has found that only 13% of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can clearly show that they are actively committed to pursuing social value in their procurement and commissioning decisions. The Public …Read More

Therapies Manager vacancy, London

Arthritis Action are currently seeking a Therapies Manager to join their team in London. Applications should be received by 5pm on Monday 24th July 2017. To apply, please download and read the job description and email your CV with an …Read More

Arthritis Research UK Helpline Launch

Following insight and research that shows that 42 % of people with arthritis find it really difficult to find relevant information that can be used in their unique situation, and that 2 in 3 people feel a discussion is necessary …Read More

NASS Members’ Day & Back Pain Plus

Our annual Members’ Day was held on Saturday 17 June at Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield. We were delighted to have a full house with 150 members and guests attending. Dr Gareth Jones presented his research on disease flares and …Read More

RCOT project with PHE: Health and Work Champions – next stage of recruitment

Royal College of Occupational Therapists project with Public Health England: Health and Work Champions – next stage of recruitment 1st June to 31st July 2017 The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and Public Health England (PHE) supported by the …Read More

Royal College of Nursing event: Orthopaedics and Trauma Conference

Challenges and innovations: orthopaedics and trauma across the lifespan Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Nursing Conference and Exhibition 2017 14 November 2017 Crowne Plaza Chester Royal College of Nursing (RCN) This year’s one-day conference will explore the challenges and …Read More

National Osteoporosis Society’s Clinical Update 2017

TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS – ‘When to start, when to stop and when to change?’ 30th November 2017, NEC Birmingham With a brand new and innovative format this event promises to provide multidisciplinary clinicians in England with the opportunity to discuss …Read More

Day-to-Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissues Diseases Conference 2017

The Department or Rheumatology at the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are pleased to announce that another conference for healthcare professionals is planned for 2017. Day-to-Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissues Diseases Conference 2017 “Understanding the pieces of the puzzle …Read More

New Work Survey by NRAS

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) is running a new Work Survey and is pleased to be collaborating with the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Manchester. The Work Survey will investigate the experiences of people with Rheumatoid …Read More