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.

NASS Northern Ireland Community Engagement

NASS will be returning to Northern Ireland for a Community Engagement Conference on 27 October 2018. This is a new style event for NASS, bringing together healthcare professionals, people with AS, other organisations and researchers. There are some fantastic speakers …Read More

Sense checking draft knee arthroscopy policy

As you are hopefully already aware, a clinically-led programme called London Choosing Wisely is underway to develop pan-London policies for eight treatment areas, to ensure patients across London have consistent access to treatment that improves their health, based on the …Read More

Help develop the NICE guideline on Rehabilitation after Traumatic injury

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. Their guidance is based on research evidence and takes into …Read More

NICE to review MTG12 EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system

NICE has begun a review of MTG12 EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing to determine if the guidance requires updating. The review schedule is based on the MTEP interim addendum on guidance review which …Read More

Training: Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care

Arthritis Research UK has developed the educational package Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care. It has been created by GPs for GPs and aims to support professionals ‘get the basics right’ in musculoskeletal care and equip GPs with the essential knowledge, …Read More

BASK Revision Knee Replacement Priority Setting Partnership

Help us guide future research about problematic knee replacements The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) is running a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) in partnership with the James Lind Alliance (JLA). The aim of this process is to …Read More

NASS Patients’ Choice Awards 2018

Celebrating excellence in AS care: the 2018 NASS patients’ choice awards are now open for nominations The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is delighted to announce that the second Patients’ Choice Awards are now open for nominations. These awards were …Read More

Support ARMA and increase your MSK health

The Fit4Change app converts miles to money for charities, giving an extra incentive to take regular physical activity that will improve your MSK health. You can use it for running, walking, cycling and exercising indoors. Just download the Fit4Change app …Read More

Webinar: Rheumatology commissioning in a community

Commissioning for Quality: Community-based Rheumatology Service 19 October 2018, 12.30 – 1.30 The webinar will outline how a community-based rheumatology service can provide effective management of rheumatology patients, with benefits both to the patients and the usage of clinical resources. …Read More

Webinar: Setting up a MSK Service

Everything you wanted to know about setting up a Musculoskeletal Service but were afraid to ask! 5 October 2018, 12.30 – 1.30 The webinar will describe how we set up the Telford Musculoskeletal Service, some of the problems we encountered …Read More

British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference 2018

13 & 14 October 2018 Hilton Birmingham Metropole The BCA is delighted to invite you to attend the British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference 2018, brought to you with a fresh look and feel. The event has been organised and coordinated by …Read More

Love Activity, Hate Exercise? from the CSP

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy launches a summer campaign which aims to tackle the growing issue of physical inactivity across the UK. ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?’ addresses the emotional as well as physical barriers millions of people with long-term conditions …Read More