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.

BMAS Autumn Meeting

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE Price from £140 Saturday 28 October 2017 Update yourself on the latest research into acupuncture, catch up with news, network with colleagues and earn CPD hours. …Read More

RCN Rheumatology Forum study day and new publication

Bookings are now open for the RCN rheumatology study day being held on 12th January 2018. RCN Rheumatology Nursing workshop 2018 ‘Rheum with a view’ Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0RN 13:00 – 15:00 More …Read More

One You campaign: 6 million adults do not do a monthly brisk 10 minute walk

Public Health England, as part of its ‘One You’ campaign, today (24 August 2017) reveals that 4 out of 10 (41%) adults aged 40 to 60 in England walk less than 10 minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace. Over …Read More

More people could be offered drugs to prevent bone fractures because of osteoporosis

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has now published its new guidance and cost effectiveness appraisal on the use of bisphosphonates for preventing bone fractures in people at increased risk. The new guidance links a person’s risk of …Read More

British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference 2017

Chiropractic: It’s not what I do, it’s who I am (also commemorating 20 years of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic) 30th September – 1st October 2017 University of South Wales Speakers include: Josh Wagner, John M Ventura, Richard Brown, Ulrik …Read More

Becoming an Allied Health Profession marks an important milestone for osteopathy

Guest Blog by Robin Lansman, President of the Institute of Osteopathy and practicing osteopath As President of the Institute of Osteopathy (the professional body that represents osteopaths) I was delighted when I was recently invited to contribute to the ARMA …Read More

ARMA Policy Position: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions affect the bones, joints and muscles, and burdens the lives of so many people. Musculoskeletal conditions are now the UK’s the biggest cause of pain and disability, accounting for an astounding one-in-five of all visits to …Read More

ARMA Policy Position Paper on Joint Replacement Surgery

In early August, ARMA has published a Policy Position Paper titled: ‘Rationing’ Access to Joint Replacement Surgery and Impact on People with Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions [document opens in pdf] It deals with the damaging nature of thresholds and scoring …Read More

G-MUSC 2017 Symposium and Annual General Meeting

Sunday 22nd October – Monday 23rd October 2017, Berlin GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH “Integrated Care for Older People – The Path to Universal Health Coverage” in partnership with the German Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation After …Read More

British Acupuncture Council’s Hundred Meetings

On Friday 22nd September 2017, the British Acupuncture Council are holding their AGM for BAcC members. This is a free event that includes a lecture and drinks reception. The AGM is first in the weekend’s schedule of conference events taking …Read More

Smartwatch health study for the over 50s with knee pain

Cloudy and the University of Manchester are recruiting for a pioneering smartwatch study called Koalap (knee osteoarthritis: linking activity and pain) which starts in September. They are looking at the link between activity and knee pain. This is part of …Read More

Bringing together the osteopathic profession at the 2017 iO Convention

The iO Convention is the biggest and best-known osteopathic training and networking event in the UK osteopathic calendar. This year’s convention, running from 20th – 22nd October, looks to build on the success of last year, where 88% of delegate …Read More