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.

New ARMA members

Welcome to two new members of ARMA who have joined this month: The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists We look forward to working with both organisations.

Paediatric rheumatology in Wales

Wales is the only home nation without a full multidisciplinary paediatric rheumatology service, so many children and families in Wales travel long distances to access vital services. Arthritis Care believes children with arthritis in Wales deserve better. That is why …Read More

RA awareness week 2017

Once more NRAS has had a very successful RA awareness week with thousands getting involved in the #behindthesmile campaign. Over 500 awareness packs were sent out in the post and there have been over 1,700 downloads of the posters and …Read More

Please distribute the new NRAS Work Survey

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) launched its new Work Survey last week. This will investigate the experiences of people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Adult Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), any impact it has had on people’s ability to work …Read More

PCR Annual Conference Programme November 2017

The Primary Care Rheumatology Society’s annual conference will take place in York: 16-18th November 2017 Park Inn Hotel North St York YO1 6JF An outline programme for the three-day event is available to download, and booking is now open. Please …Read More

Inflammation and Tendinopathy

The BASEM and FSEM Sport & Exercise Medicine conference – Bringing us all together, 12-13 October 2017, will be delivering a focused session on Tendons and Tendinopathy. In this session, hosted by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, …Read More

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