Arthritis News - Members' Updates

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Feedback on NICE behaviour change guideline

NICE is developing a guideline on Behaviour change: digital and mobile health interventions and ARMA has been invited to register as a stakeholder. Behaviour change interventions have been considered in relation to the following areas: eating patterns physical activity smoking …Read More

Third APPG for Axial Spondyloarthritis

The third meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Axial Spondyloarthritis took place on 29 January at Portcullis House in Westminster. The meeting focussed on the delay to diagnosis and included the launch of our Freedom of Information Inquiry report. …Read More

Health Matters on the benefit of physical activity

Health Matters is a Public Health England publication containing facts, resources and information on major public health issues for public health professionals, local authorities and CCG commissioners. The edition released at the end of January 2020 focuses on physical activity …Read More

2020 brings Positivity, Optimism and Teamwork

I’ve read a few things about how hard it is to get going after the festive break, or “blue Monday” part way through January, rumoured to be the most depressing day of the year. I’ve had a very different experience …Read More

Health and Inactivity Conference 2020

Health and Inactivity 2020 conference 30 April 2020 “Prevention is better than cure“ Royal Society of Medicine This conference aims to clearly articulate current evidence and provide insights on research, issues and solutions: the increasing demands on health and social …Read More

Mental and physical health: practical ways to improve care

Two new outputs have been published by the Q Lab and Mind on improving care for people living with both mental and physical health problems: A practical guide to improving care that includes ideas, challenges to prepare for and examples …Read More

FLS-DB annual report 2020

The Fracture Liaison Service Database Annual report 2020, published in January by the Royal College of Physicians, provides the third national benchmark for the performance of FLSs at the patient level. There were 58,979 of an expected 322,660 patients who …Read More

Guest blog: A Decade of Real Change

by Clare Jacklin, Chief Executive, NRAS I heard a good joke during the Christmas break – Question: What do you think next year will bring? Answer: How would I know…? I don’t have 2020 vision! Albert Einstein is widely credited …Read More