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.

How integrated care is set to improve outcomes for those with comorbidities

Guest blog by William Pett – Senior Policy Advisor, NHS Confederation As people grow older, health conditions often become both more complex and chronic. Evidence shows that rates of those living with multimorbidity rise significantly with age; a recent study …Read More

New webinar: Cauda equina syndrome

What everyone working with back pain needs to know about Cauda equina syndrome Friday 21 February 2020, 12.30pm Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare condition that affects the nerves in the spine supplying the bladder, bowel and sexual function. …Read More

General Election 2019 arthritis pledges

Versus Arthritis would like to thank everyone who supported their aims during the election campaign: Almost 2,000 people asked their candidates to pledge to champion the needs of people with arthritis; 6,000 emails were sent to candidates across the four …Read More

NICE guideline on digital and mobile health interventions

NICE is developing a guideline on Behaviour change: digital and mobile health interventions and ARMA has been invited to register as a stakeholder. If your organisation would like to register as a stakeholder for this guideline, please complete the online registration …Read More

PCRMM welcomes Lucy Douglas as the new President

You may have noticed that the PCR Society is now PCRMM – Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society. The Society feels that this new name encompasses all of the conditions covered and will encourage more GPs, physios and AHPs …Read More

NASS Aspiring to Excellence programme begins

In early December the initial cohort of the multi-year service improvement programme Aspiring to Excellence met for their first day of shared learning. The cohort, made up of members of the six teams awarded a place on the programme, began …Read More

Social prescribing in osteopathic practice

Osteopaths can, and do, make a positive impact on the public’s health. We are focused on prevention and the maintenance of health and wellbeing – so it’s natural that we are considered part of a wider health workforce that can …Read More

MSK health – not just doctors and nurses

CEO update by Sue Brown, ARMA The general election is now in full swing. In amongst the Brexit debate, the NHS has been getting quite a bit of attention, albeit somewhat narrow in focus. I hope that after the election, …Read More