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.

RA Awareness week and WearPurpleForJIA

RA awareness week 19-25th June The RA Awareness week packs are flying off the shelves and we’re looking forward to an action-packed week. NRAS is holding the 1st “Rheum for You” conference of the year in Swindon on the Wednesday …Read More

Belimumab (Benlysta) approved for restricted use in NHS Scotland

On Monday 8th May 2017 the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) published new advice accepting the restricted use of belimumab (Benlysta) by NHS Scotland for lupus patients. This advice was published following a re-submission with evidence supplied by GlaxoSmithKline (the producers …Read More

Lupus Knows No Boundaries e-Report published by World Lupus Federation

On World Lupus Day (May 10th) the “Lupus Knows No Boundaries e-Report,” which has been co-created by the World Lupus Federation and Glaxosmithkline (GSK), was published. The report brings together first-hand experiences of people with lupus, their advocates and those …Read More

FSEM (UK) Releases MSK Key Messages

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has published a set of key messages to guide associated organisations and colleges through the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s work and relevance to MSK Medicine. The key points cover …Read More

BASEM/FSEM: dates of coming events

BASEM Revision Course for the FSEM Membership Exam: Part 1 12th August 2017 BASEM Office, Auckley, Doncaster. www.basem.co.uk/education/basem-diploma-revision-course-part-one/   4th Annual BASEM/FSEM Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference Sport & Exercise – Bringing us all together 12th – 13th October 2017 …Read More

New Self-Management Event in Leicester

Arthritis Action in collaboration with CLASH – Community Leicester Arthritis Self-Help group – will be holding a two-day Self-Management Event in Leicester on :- Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm and Thursday 29th June 2017 at …Read More

PMRGCAuk week: 19th to 25th June 2017

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK are excited to announce something brand new for 2017 – PMRGCAuk week! Between 19th and 25th June, our members and their friends and family across the country will be fundraising to help us …Read More

Consensus sought on exercise and osteoporosis

The National Osteoporosis Society is embarking on a new project designed to support people with osteoporosis and fragility fractures to exercise safely. The charity is calling on health professionals and people with the condition to submit any questions they have …Read More

Video ‘What is AS’ to increase awareness and understanding

World AS Day was on Saturday 6 May. Every year, our aim on the day is to increase awareness and understanding of AS. We produced a short video called ‘What is AS’ explaining the condition and how it affects people …Read More

New Resources to Improve Care Pathways

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY AND ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS LAUNCH INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE CARE PATHWAYS FOR PEOPLE WITH INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS In May 2017, BSR and the RCGP have launched a joint Quality Improvement project to improve care for people …Read More

New models of MSK and Work & Health MSK webinars

We’ve just added to the ARMA website two links to recent webinar presentations: the “New models of MSK Masterclass”, presented by Christian Verrinder and Giles Hazan; and the “Work & Health MSK webinar,” lead by Tony Woolf in participation with …Read More

Transport for London’s ‘please offer me a seat’ badge and card

Transport for London (TfL) is launching the ‘Please offer me a seat’ scheme for people who find it difficult to stand when using public transport. The badge and accompanying card were created following requests from customers who struggle to get …Read More