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.

Exercise and self-management resources

With everyone now spending a lot more time at home, it could have a significantly negative impact on people’s physical activity levels. For people with musculoskeletal conditions, there are things that can be done to protect health and manage illness, …Read More

Covid-19 Health Profession organisations’ resources

We’ve received some specific online resources from our alliance members from health profession organisations, listed below. British Orthopaedic Association: https://www.boa.ac.uk/ (select from the carousel) Chartered society of Physiotherapy: https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus CSP remote working resource: https://www.csp.org.uk/publications/covid-19-guide-rapid-implementation-remote-consultations Institute of Osteopathy: https://www.iosteopathy.org/covid-19/   You …Read More

Covid-19 Information for children and young people

Children with a musculoskeletal condition and their parents are understandably concerned about coronavirus (covid-19) and their wellbeing. The following websites may be useful. Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Network (SPARN) Information for parents and patients on children and young people …Read More

Covid-19 Information for people with MSK

Many NHS staff who would normally answer calls from patients are redeployed to the fight against coronavirus (covid-19). Patient charities continue to experience high volumes of calls from concerned people with musculoskeletal conditions. Patient charities are responding with specific information …Read More

Covid-19 / Coronavirus info

Last updated 2/4/20 17:50 ARMA is working to support our members to share information and respond effectively to the coronavirus outbreak. Patient organisations are working to ensure people have the advice they need related to their condition or medication. Our …Read More

You are not alone; keep active, stay connected

Mr Jones is 72 today. A few years ago, he would have celebrated with friends in the pub, but now the pain in his back makes is hard to go out and he gets tired quickly. So, he’s at home …Read More

Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

We know that musculoskeletal conditions are much more prevalent in deprived areas so the publication of this report is very relevant to addressing the social determinants of MSK health. It has been produced by the Institute of Health Equity and …Read More

SOMM reviews stand-alone modules

The Society is currently revisiting its strategy and short and long term plans for its course provision. The ‘Theory and Practice of Injection Therapy’ and ‘Advancing Clinical Practice in Musculoskeletal Medicine’ modules, stand-alone or optional modules within the Society’s MSc …Read More