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.

ARMA Webinar: Focus on Musculoskeletal Health: developing and implementing a JSNA chapter

The webinar will outline the development of the JSNA chapter and why this is important for improving the musculoskeletal health of a local population. Ian Bernstein and Rutuja Kulkarni-Johnston will outline the process of developing an MSK JSNA chapter. Kevin …Read More

NHSE Consultation on conditions for which over-the-counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

NHS England is consulting on proposals that will stop routine prescribing in primary care of over the counter treatments for a number of conditions, including the maintenance use of vitamin D. Receiving adequate vitamin D intake is crucial for current …Read More

Foot Health Priority Setting Partnership survey

The University of Salford and the James Lind Alliance are leading a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) which will ensure the perspectives of patients, carers and health care practitioners inform future research priorities for charities and funding agencies (such as NIHR). …Read More

MSK Medicine informs Choosing Wisely programme

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK will be submitting evidence and information on how Musculoskeletal Medicine and Exercise Medicine can contribute to the Choosing Wisely programme. Choosing Wisely is a part of a global initiative, launched by the …Read More

LUPUS UK publish results of their member survey

The recently published results of a LUPUS UK survey have revealed that lupus patients in the UK experience an average delay of 6.4 years between developing initial symptoms and reaching a diagnosis. In addition, the survey showed no change in …Read More

Accolade for ASone website & Axial Spondyloarthritis Seminar

ASone wins European Award NASS is delighted to announce our ASone website is the inaugural winner of the EULAR Young PARE Youth Award. In summer 2017 NASS launched ASone, a platform aimed at young people with AS. It’s a community …Read More

Update on Together for Mental Health in North Wales

Together for Mental Health in North Wales is an all-ages plan for mental health services in North Wales covering the period up to 2021. It has been put together by NHS Wales with partner organisations and with people who have …Read More

BOA Congress 2018

Taking stock: Planning the future 25 – 28 September 2018, ICC Birmingham Join the British Orthopaedic Association in Birmingham this September to celebrate its 100 year anniversary! The BOA is delighted to be hosting its Centenary Congress at the ICC …Read More

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs – A back-care toolkit

Guest blog by Alison Trewhela, Director of the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Institute Evidence-based exercise for people restricted by back pain, fearful of movement, in considerable pain, or with other illnesses and injuries, ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ (YHLB) …Read More

Guest blog: Invisible disability at work

by Jane Green BSc. (HONS) Psych., PGCE, Av.Dip. Ed. Child Development, MA Ed.  (Leadership and Management / autism) Why did I stop working in my professional career? Two-and-a-half years ago I medically retired. This was after years of pain following …Read More

CEO update: Magic happens.

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of experiencing an ARMA lecture for the first time. The lecture itself was excellent. No surprises there as it was delivered by Dame Carol Black speaking on musculoskeletal conditions, disability and …Read More

ARMA Annual lecture: Dame Carol Black

Musculoskeletal conditions, disability and employment Dame Carol Black is the outstanding expert advisor on health and work and principal of Newnham College Cambridge. Her lecture, delivered in London as part of the ARMA Annual Lecture series, was on progress to …Read More