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.

Edgar Stene Prize 2018 – Send your entries, don’t miss out!

Deadline is Friday 21st December. Please submit your completed essays entry to The Edgar Stene Prize 2018 competition is open to people 18 years and over who are living with a Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal (RMD) disease. The 2018 prize will be awarded …Read More

Biologics guidance document for Rheumatology Practitioners

The RCN Rheumatology Forum would like to report that in September 2017 the 4th edition of the RCN Biologics guidance document for Rheumatology Practitioners went live: “Assessing, managing and monitoring Biologic therapies for Inflammatory Arthritis“ It is available online now as …Read More

Work Matters launched

On Wednesday 11th October, NRAS launched its new report, Work Matters, following a survey of over 1,500 people with rheumatoid arthritis. The launch took place in Parliament and was attended by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work- Penny …Read More

Shaping the RA service in Scotland

In two new NRAS videos, our Scottish Ambassadors and Dr Neil McKay from the Scottish Society for Rheumatology, explain how RA patients living in Scotland can help shape improvements to their rheumatology services. Patients who have had RA for a year …Read More

New BSR mentoring scheme is live!

The BSR is delighted to have launched a mentoring scheme exclusively for all our members, whether you are a newly qualified or experienced professional. The mentoring scheme is a flexible and open platform that matches developing professionals to trusted mentors …Read More

Sport and Exercise Medicine delivers the latest on MSK Health, Physical Activity and Lifestyle

The FSEM (UK) and BASEM joint annual conference Sport and Exercise – Bringing us all Together brought a focus, this year, on MSK Health, Physical Activity and Lifestyle. Delivered in the historical town of Bath 12th and 13th October, the conference was attended …Read More

The Backcare Christmas Concert

BackCare would like to make you aware of their Carol Concert coming up on 19th December 2017: a special performance of the Brandenburg Singers with conductor Robert Porter. 19th December 2017 at 6:30pm Tickets £18 Click to open the …Read More

Stoke ARMA meeting December 2017

The next joint meeting of the Haywood User Group / ARMA Stoke is on Dec 1st 2017 at the Haywood Hospital, in the lecture room at 1pm. Refreshments are available from 12:30pm. All patients, carers, staff and interested parties are welcome. …Read More

NASS launched a new video on World Arthritis Day

We chose World Arthritis Day to launch our new video, ‘Managing your ankylosing spondylitis’. The video explains the treatment and management of AS, including medications, exercise recommendations and lifestyle recommendations, including stopping smoking. The previous videos in the series include, ‘What …Read More

Arthritis Research UK at party conferences

Arthritis Research UK  were present at across all four major party conferences, with attendees at the  Scottish National Party and Liberal Democrats’ conferences, and a stand at both the Labour and Conservative conferences. Alongside our Chief Executive, Dr Liam O’Toole, …Read More

South East Regional Musculoskeletal (MSK) one-day conference

NHS England and the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) are delighted to be hosting a South East Regional Musculoskeletal (MSK) one-day conference on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at the Arora Hotel, Crawley. The event is sponsored by NHS England and …Read More

PCRS Annual Conference reminder

Event name: Primary Care Rheumatology Society Annual Conference Date: 16-18th November 2017 Location: Park Inn Hotel, York Timings: Thursday 16th November 12 noon – Saturday 18th November 12.30pm The annual PCR Conference in York features a highly respected hands-on, friendly …Read More