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.

New how-to guide: non face-to-face clinics

The NHS Long Term Plan includes commitments to remove the need for up to a third of outpatient appointments over the next five years, saving patients 30 million trips to hospital and the NHS more than £1 billion a year …Read More

FSEM-NCSEM joint conference announced

Registration is now open for the second joint conference organised by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM). This year’s theme is ‘From Science to Services’, and the various …Read More

Paediatric rheumatology webinar

Upcoming webinar: Paediatric rheumatology: lived experience and psychological needs Friday 27 March 12.30 – 1.30 Around 12,000 children and young people in the UK have a musculoskeletal condition. Supporting them to live the lives they want is an important part …Read More

ARMA roundtable on Pain

ARMA roundtable on Pain In October 2019 ARMA held a roundtable bringing together people working on chronic pain from a range of perspectives to discuss what might be done to improve the experience of people living with chronic pain. Around …Read More

iO research and reports

The Institute of Osteopathy has recently published additional reports, including the impact of Multidisciplinary management of low back pain and sciatica in primary care. This impact report provides an overview of the Plymouth Community Back Pain Service which has delivered …Read More

Raynaud’s Awareness Month February 2020

As detailed in their latest e-news bulletin, this February HMSA will be involved in Marfan Awareness, Raynaud’s Awareness, and at the end of the month, #HMSAaware incorporating Rare Disease Day. Sign up to the HMSA e-news bulletin for more via …Read More

NHS extends testing of non-urgent care waiting times target changes

If you are referred for specialist non-urgent treatment, you currently should expect to be treated within a maximum waiting time of 18 weeks. Over the last year, the NHS has been reviewing this 18-week target. ARMA has been involved in …Read More

NICE Quality Standard – Rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s

In January 2020, NICE published an update on the Quality Standard for rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s (QS33). This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. NICE …Read More