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.

Calling all back pain sufferers

The Back Pain Show – 19 & 20 May 2017 After a decade, The Back Pain Show has moved from Olympia London to St Andrews Birmingham, to give access to sufferers from the Midlands and the North of England. This …Read More

New Self-Management Event in Coventry

Arthritis Action will be holding a two-day Self-Management Event in Coventry on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 2 pm – 4.30 pm and Thursday 27th April 2017 at 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.   We aim to help our attendees …Read More

Musculoskeletal toolkit launched to help employers support people with musculoskeletal conditions

ARMA worked with Public Health England and Business in the Community to develop a new toolkit for employers in the workplace, which launched at the Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference in the NEC today (7 March 2017). Musculoskeletal conditions …Read More

BSR publishes updated DMARDs guideline

British Society for Rheumatology publishes updated guideline non-biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). This latest guidance sets out evidence based recommendations for clinicians prescribing synthetic, non-biologic, anti-rheumatic drugs to tackle multisystem rheumatic conditions. Previous guidelines on DMARDs were published in …Read More

Wellbeing Our Way: WOW! Exchange online catalogue

Wellbeing Our Way’s WOW! Exchange is an online catalogue of more than 100 examples of how charities and community groups are enabling people to live well, in the ways which matter to them. The examples are searchable by person-centred approach (e.g. peer support, …Read More

Could long-term conditions reach the point where patients are actually driving the research agenda?

by Kate Gilbert, PhD, Project Lead for PMRGCAuk’s Rheuma Research Roadshows I’m writing this on a train on a February evening, feeling worn out but excited, a state of mind familiar to any development worker who has just launched a …Read More

Musculoskeletal toolkit to help employers support people with MSK

ARMA is working with Public Health England and Business In The Community to develop a new toolkit for employers in the workplace, which launches in Spring/Summer 2017. Musculoskeletal conditions are an important consideration for businesses as they are a leading …Read More

Health and Wellbeing at Work conference

7-8 March 2017 NEC Birmingham Now in its 11th successful year, Health and Wellbeing at Work is widely recognised as the UK’s leading event for improving the health, wellbeing, safety and performance of today’s workforce. With 20 conference programmes, an …Read More

CEO Update – March 2017

Two weeks into my role and I am delighted to be CEO of ARMA. I am a passionate believer in the power of alliances. Time and again I have seen the impact we can have when a sector speaks with …Read More

Parliamentary drop-in event: Working with Arthritis – Arthritis Research UK

On the 21st February, Arthritis Research UK hosted a drop-in event in Parliament as part of our Work Matters to Me Campaign. The event was a great success with 53 MPs and one Peer in attendance, including the Minister for Disabled People, Penny Mordaunt, …Read More

Shared decision making and green paper response – Arthritis Care

Shared decision making pilot Arthritis Care has expanded our unique service into South Tees. The local CCG has commissioned a pilot, recently launched, which uses a shared decision making tool to help people with arthritis considering knee and hip replacements …Read More

BSR Mentoring Scheme and Job Opportunities

BSR Rheumatology Researcher Mentoring Scheme Our scheme provides support to individuals looking to move into an academic career or who would like to gain first hand research experience. Applicants will be paired with more experienced researchers who will support them …Read More