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.

AACP 2018 Conference and Study Day

AACP 2018 Leeds Conference Open to all with an interest and passion for Acupuncture in Physiotherapy, this conference provides a full-day schedule packed with distinguished speakers educating you in the latest in acupuncture research and techniques. The event takes place …Read More

New ADPH Policy Positions – A Life Course Approach to Public Health

The Association of Directors of Public Health has just published a series of statements examining good health across the life course, which are available to view here. The policies set out a life-course approach to public health, exploring health and …Read More

The Role of Physical Activity and Sport in Mental Health

Mental health problems are common and account for the largest single source of disability in the UK. Recognising the many benefits physical activity can bring to mental health and wellbeing, The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and the …Read More

The Government’s Industrial Strategy for MSK

The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy represents a once-in-a-decade investment in new technologies and research in the UK, with our ageing society forming one of its flagship ‘Grand Challenges’. This £300m+ investment will focus on everything from earlier diagnosis of disease …Read More

Working with Arthritis Survey

Arthritis Research UK wants to hear people’s experiences of working with arthritis. Arthritis Research UK is asking people to respond to their survey on working with arthritis. Everyone who takes part in the survey will help the Arthritis Research UK …Read More

The State of Musculoskeletal Health 2018

The State of Musculoskeletal Health 2018 is a resource for health professionals, policy makers, public health leads and anyone interested in musculoskeletal health. We believe that with the best information you can build awareness, make more informed decisions, feel more …Read More

The MSK First Point-of-Contact Model

Health Education England, together with South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit, has developed an easy-to-use tool to support clinicians, managers and commissioners in their efforts to forecast and monitor the impacts of MSK self-referral to first contact practitioners (FCP). …Read More

Webinar video: Developing and implementing a JSNA chapter

The video of the latest webinar in the MSK Webinar Series is up on our site. You now can watch “Focus on Musculoskeletal Health: developing and implementing a JSNA chapter” which uses the example of the London Borough of Ealing …Read More

Institute of Osteopathy and NASS partner to tackle delay in Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis

As part of the Institute of Osteopathy’s partnership with the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS), two refresher seminars held for osteopaths and chiropractors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath. …Read More

Physical Activity in Adolescence

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine has updated its position statement Physical Activity in Adolescence. The statement is a useful reference document for both the Sport and Exercise Medicine community and all health professionals, with evidence-informed recommendations for health-related …Read More

Against the Odds: Scaling innovation in the NHS

Guest blog by David Albury, Board Director Innovation Unit Why have so many innovations in the NHS failed to make the impact they might because they remain in isolated pockets and never spread? Here at the Innovation Unit we decided …Read More

Tipping Point

As you read this, ARMA will be at the BSR Conference, launching our new MSK Knowledge Hub. This will be a resource for everyone working on any aspect of MSK. The Hub will widen the ability of the MSK community …Read More