Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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.

Introducing the London Choosing Wisely programme

New London-wide policies will ensure everyone has equal access to eight treatments, including hip and knee replacement A clinically-led programme of work called London Choosing Wisely is underway to draft evidence based policies for eight treatments across London. The programme’s …Read More

New ARMA Member

ARMA is pleased to welcome the British Dietetic Association to ARMA membership. The British Dietetic Association is the professional body and trade union for UK dietitians, representing practitioners, researchers, educators, support workers and students. Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals …Read More

Consultation on accreditation for osteopaths working with children

The Osteopathic Development Group (ODG) is seeking feedback on its proposed competences for osteopaths who work with children, and a draft scheme for accrediting those with expertise in this area. The aim of the Accredited Clinical Practice project is to …Read More

Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis course

Training from the British Medical Acupuncture Society Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis course Wednesday 4 July 2018 Venue: BMAS House, South Manchester Priced from £155 Lecturer: Dr Mike Cummings Foundation Courses in Western Medical Acupuncture for regulated healthcare professionals Venues: London, Glasgow, …Read More

FSEM (UK) Responds to Draft Health and Care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK has responded to this Public Health England consultation with a focus on MSK services in the NHS. The Faculty’s response emphasises that specialist clinicians are needed who understand the cause of MSK …Read More

MSK: Public Health and Prevention – a community of practice

MSK: Public Health and Prevention is a community of practice for healthcare professionals working in, or interested in, musculoskeletal care. It is a joint initiative between a range of professional bodies and Public Health England (national and West Midlands), supported …Read More

Physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight toolkit

Business in the Community in association with Public Health England has published the sixth toolkit in the series “taking a whole-person approach to wellbeing“. A lack of physical activity and poor eating habits leads to an unhealthy workforce. Around a …Read More

Musculoskeletal, falls, fractures & frailty: showcasing projects from the AHSN Network

A new guide has been published to showcase the extensive range of programmes being delivered by the AHSN Network to improve clinical services in the areas of musculoskeletal (MSK), falls, fractures and frailty, all key priorities for the NHS. Collectively, …Read More

Celebrate the messy and the unpredictable

Bringing knowledge together, bringing people together: those are the aims of ARMA’s clinical networks project. Bringing them together to improve the lives of people with MSK conditions, of course. That really sums up what ARMA is all about. We are …Read More

PCRS Conference 2018 date announced

The Primary Care Rheumatology Society Annual Conference will take place in November. Start Time: Thursday, 22 November 2018 – 9:00am End Time: Saturday, 24 November 2018 – 1:00pm Venue: Park Inn Hotel, North Street, York, YO1 6JF More details to …Read More

The Pain Alliance Europe 2018 survey

Pain Alliance Europe are asking for responses to the 2018 edition of the Survey on Chronic Pain, which highlights how pain can affect the work-life of pain patients. The charities who are members of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) are inviting …Read More

HMSA’s February e-news

The HMSA are busy preparing for their ‘Taking Action 2018-2022’ launch, which aims to guide strategy for the next 5 years. Part of that process is ‘The Big Conversation’ Members Consultation survey. You can read about this and more from …Read More