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.

Escape-pain 2020 conference

The last few places are remaining for the Escape-Pain 2020 conference on 24 March in London. Speakers include the new MSK Director from NHSE, Andrew Bennett, Professor Mike Hurley and Sue Brown, ARMA CEO. See the flyer for more information.

Healthy ageing research prioritisation survey

The Productive Healthy Ageing team at Public Health England are developing the research framework for healthy ageing and would like to invite you to take part in a survey to support this process. They will use the survey to identify …Read More

Postcode lotteries and transformations

by Sue Brown, ARMA CEO February has been a month of mixed feelings for me. On the downside I continue to hear of rationing of NHS services by CCGs going against NICE guidelines. More positively I’ve been hearing about some …Read More

Footwear fit for function – how do we choose the right shoes?

By Dr Helen Branthwaite, MSK Project Lead, College of Podiatry. The rapid changes in shoe design and the increasing number of choices that occur in the footwear market might make a consumer with painful feet quiver at the thought of …Read More

World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day

Word Day, March 18 #wordday2020 World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day is on 18 March aiming to raise the awareness and knowledge level of parents, doctors, primary practitioners, teachers, and the general public to help in early diagnoses, and a quick …Read More

Right on Time campaign

Versus Arthritis is campaigning to ensure that everyone who needs a joint replacement gets timely access to treatment. Hundreds of thousands of joint replacement operations take place each year. More than 90% of people who have hip and knee replacements …Read More

NRAS accessing advanced therapies

Accessing Advanced Therapies (biologics, biosimilars, oral JAK inhibitors) For some time, NRAS has been concerned that some Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been artificially restricting access to advanced therapies (biologics, biosimilars/JAK inhibitors) and undertook a Freedom of Information request to …Read More

GP contract agreement England 2020/21

The final version of the GP Contract which sets out requirements and funding for the new Primary Care Networks was published in February. Some significant changes were made in response to consultation, including one relevant to the delivery of “additional …Read More