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.

PortsHosp Funky Gloves Day – Department of Rheumatology

The Department of Rheumatology at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust are looking for nimble-fingered knitters to get out the needles and wool and craft us some Funky Gloves. If knitting’s your passion, you could help to create some little amazing funky gloves …Read More

ARMA welcomes Sue Brown as new CEO

The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Brown as the new CEO of ARMA with effect from the 13th February 2017. Following advertising, there was a very strong field of 15 candidates …Read More

NRAS becomes co-chair of the Prescription Charges Coalition

In 1968, the Beatles topped the charts with Hey Jude. That’s the same year the medical exemption list for Prescription Charges was written up. Treatments for RA, JIA and other long-term conditions have come on a lot in that time …Read More

Vacancy: Research Programme Manager

Research Programme Manager Arthritis Research UK is seeking an experienced and confident research programme manager to scope, develop and lead the application and peer review processes for our research funding schemes and manage a varied portfolio of research awards in …Read More

Help shape the future of our society

The British Society for Rheumatology has a number of high profile and exciting positions available for members to apply. Current vacancies: BSR and BHPR President elect Regional and Devolved Nation Chairs BSR Standing Committee BRiTs Advisory group BHPR Council Vacancies …Read More

‘First Contact’ Interdisciplinary Learning Event

First Contact – Practical management of MSK conditions in the community setting Holiday Inn, Coventry – 12th May 2017 This is a unique opportunity to attend a truly interdisciplinary learning event for physiotherapists, doctors and other allied health professionals working …Read More

BIMM to join with BASEM

BIMM has decided to join forces with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine [BASEM] and will cease to exist under its present name. The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine has been in existence for 25 years, since it …Read More

Launch of Arthritis Research UK’s New Physical Activity Report

New report ‘providing physical activity for people with musculoskeletal conditions’ Arthritis Research UK are pleased to be launching our new report ‘providing physical activity for people with musculoskeletal conditions’ at the Local Government Association/Associated Directors of Public Health conference on …Read More

New Self-Management Event in Southampton

SME Southampton Arthritis Action will be holding a new, two-day Self-Management Event on 14th and 15th February 2017, in Southampton. We aim to help our attendees take control of the symptoms of their arthritis, covering topics such as: The impact …Read More

Sugar Levy Funding Allocation – Sport in Schools

Comment by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK The Obesity Health Alliance, of which the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) is a member, has sent a briefing to MPs involved in the Westminster Hall debate …Read More

New Friends Scheme for UK Gout Society

The UK Gout Society has launched a new Friends’ scheme through which it aims to provide information and support to more people living with gout in the UK. For an annual fee of £18, Friends of the Charity will receive a …Read More

Lack of NHS Resources in Wales Could Be Causing Delays to Arthritis Diagnosis and Treatment

Joint release from: British Society for Rheumatology and National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Rheumatology and arthritis societies raise concerns for arthritis services in Wales and call for more support to improve long-term patient outcomes. The number of patients referred to rheumatology …Read More