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.

Speaker announced for Back Pain Show

A top Birmingham physio who will be speaking at The Back Pain Show in the Spring has identified a radical new approach to promoting recovery from the scourge of back pain which affects 75 per cent of the UK population. …Read More

Response to new rules protecting children from ‘junk food’ advertising

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK welcomes new rules by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) to ban the advertising of high fat, salt and sugar food and drink products in children’s media and supports both the Obesity Health Alliance …Read More

Charity Job Vacancy – ARMA CEO

CEO – Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is looking to recruit a full-time Chief Executive: a unique individual with the commitment, enthusiasm and political experience to drive forward our Alliance of professional, research and patient-led …Read More

NICE publishes updated advice on treating low back pain

NICE’s updated guideline on low back pain and sciatica recommends exercise in all its forms – for example stretching, strengthening, aerobics or yoga – as the first step in managing the condition. The guideline also recommends encouraging people to continue …Read More

Improving lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

Last month the Government announced a major consultation on helping disabled people and people with health conditions into work: Improving lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. The Green Paper, published on 31 October by the Department for Work …Read More

Realising the Value

What is a good outcome? We’re two years into delivery of the Five Year Forward View, the document heralded as a blueprint for bridging the gaps in finance, quality and prevention. Chapter Two of that seminal document sets out a …Read More

Children in Need Ramble for Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care is delighted that Children in Need continue to fund our work with young people. The charity recently benefited from coverage on the Countryfile special ‘Ramble for Children in Need’ and on the recent BBC Radio 4 charity appeal. …Read More

NOS and USBJI create osteoporosis animated video

The National Osteoporosis Society, in conjunction with the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, has worked on an animation about osteoporosis which they have remastered for a UK audience. The animation has been voiced by the charity’s ambassador, Miriam Margolyes, …Read More

Advancing Healthcare Awards 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards are now officially open. Established in 2005, the awards are a free-to-enter, self-nomination based programme open to all UK Allied Health Professionals working in and alongside the NHS. Nominations are made online via …Read More

NRAS Healthcare Champions 2016

On 2nd November, NRAS held its 5th Healthcare Champions awards ceremony in Portcullis House, Westminster, with the kind permission of the Prime Minister and NRAS Founding Patron, the Rt. Hon Theresa May MP. The event was a resounding success with …Read More

Direct access to physiotherapy benefits MSK patients

Between 20 and 30% of a GP caseload is made up of patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions; by expanding the availability of physiotherapy in general practice, GP time is freed up and patients are put in the driving seat, receiving …Read More

National Clinical Audit – Collection of case studies

BSR have produced a collection of case studies which highlight and share best practice between the rheumatology services that took part in the National Clinical Audit for rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis. Following the publication of the second annual report …Read More