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.

DaM-it Arthritis Family Fun Day at Center Parcs Longleat

A fun-packed day for all On Sunday 22nd October 2017, the Department of Rheumatology staff hosted more than fifteen tables for children’s games and crafts – f rom Dominos, colouring to ghostly table lights, and homemade first aid kits – …Read More

NASS win award for supporting individuals to take control of their care

NASS are delighted to be named as winners in the 2017 AbbVie Sustainable Healthcare Patients as Partner Awards. The awards recognise those who have made an exceptional contribution to the lives of patients and contributed toward a more sustainable health …Read More

DWP Community partners programme

The Department for Work and Pensions is looking to second people with a professional or lived experience of musculoskeletal conditions to work on an exciting, new project. The Community Partners Programme is a new initiative working with Jobcentre colleagues to …Read More

Institute of Osteopathy Convention 2018 – Call for presentations

The Institute of Osteopathy is proud to be the professional membership organisation for UK osteopaths. Our mission is to unite, support, promote and develop the profession of osteopathy for the improvement of public health and care. Each year we run …Read More

RheumaBuddy App

NRAS have partnered with Daman, a Danish digital Healthcare company, to bring you RheumaBuddy. The aim of the app is to create an overview of your Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) on a daily basis by discovering patterns …Read More

The Fourth EULAR PARE Best Practice Webinar – 14th December

The EULAR organisation is particularly delighted that Hans Bijlsma, EULAR President, has kindly agreed to share his knowledge and insights on some hot topics for our next webinar: “News on biologics/biosimilars, JAK-inhibitors and Glucocorticoids as well as insights into the latest …Read More

Spark innovation for the everyday challenges of arthritis

Recently, Arthritis Research UK has launched another round of Spark funding in collaboration with the Design Council. The Spark programme provides funding and support to UK-based innovators to develop products that will help tackle the everyday challenges that people with arthritis face, so improving …Read More

Exercise venue preferences for ESCAPE-pain: We want your views

ESCAPE-pain is a 6 week rehabilitation programme for individuals with knee and hip osteoarthritis which aims to educate participants on their condition, self-management and coping strategies as well as exercise. The Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network, has …Read More

Meet the new NASS CEO

NASS is pleased to welcome Dr Dale Webb as our new CEO. Dale is passionate about improving health and healthcare, and over the last 25 years he has worked in the NHS, in health research and in health related charities. …Read More

Participants sought for study on pain and Medicines Use Review

Accredited pharmacists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can offer an enhanced patient service called a Medicines Use Review (MUR).  This structured review is free to patients, and is designed primarily to help them manage their medicines more effectively.  Little …Read More

New report from industry Medical Technology Group finds hip replacements will save the UK economy £700m

A not-for-profit organisation comprising patient groups, research charities and medical device manufacturers– the Medical Technology Group – released a report on 29 November 2017 called ‘Keeping Britain Working: How medical technology can help reduce the cost of ill health to …Read More

Inflammatory Arthritis Toolkit

The British Society for Rheumatology has launched the Inflammatory Arthritis toolkit in partnership with the Royal College for GPs and health professionals. Designed to facilitate earlier treatment for this condition, this toolkit aims to be a user-friendly guide to inflammatory …Read More