Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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.

Vacancy: Research Programme Manager

Arthritis Research UK have an exciting opportunity to help a major charity build excellent and impactful research. They are seeking a highly skilled Research Programme Manager, to join the Research Awards and Translation Team to manage the charity’s research funding …Read More

New framework launched to support early access for musculoskeletal conditions

Rapid access to the right care and supporting patients to be fully involved in their care is at the heart of a new capabilities framework launched today (31/07/2018) by NHS England, Health Education England, Public Health England, Skills for Health …Read More

Delay to diagnosis in musculoskeletal disease

Introduction Across a range of MSK conditions there is evidence of significant delays to diagnosis which result in avoidable morbidity and mortality. GPs have a critical role to play in reducing time to diagnosis. This article looks at the delays, …Read More

HMSA at European Parliament “Optimising Patient Outcomes” meeting

The HMSA has been out and about quite a bit this month, last week attending the “Optimising Patient Relevant Outcome Measures for sustainable healthcare systems and strong economies” meeting at the European Parliament. On Wednesday 20 June, Hannah Ensor (HMSA …Read More

From running to professional support: The role of the voluntary sector in MSK

About a year ago I joined parkrun and I still have the enthusiasm of a new convert. It’s a great way to start the weekend, running in a park with about 300 other people, improving your MSK health as you …Read More

Add your reports and resources to the Musculoskeletal Knowledge Hub

The Musculoskeletal Knowledge Hub, set up by the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and NHS England, is designed to improve MSK services by channeling valuable information and experience to the right people. The MSK hub, launched at the end of April, …Read More

EULAR Breakthrough evaluation survey

The EULAR PARE Editorial Board need your input regarding their publications, in order to assess their impact and value. They are looking for one person per organisation to give feedback on their e-Breakthrough newsletter and the hard copy, Breakthrough. It …Read More

Improving Patient Safety & Care 2019 conference

Continuous Learning, Measurement & Improvement 6 February 2019 Royal Society of Medicine, London The inaugural Improving Patient Safety & Care 2018 conference will assess how the NHS are currently making a difference in regards to improved safety and care and how …Read More

Health in All Policies conference 2019

HiAP 2019 Delivering Health Equity Tackling Inequalities 1 May 2019 Royal Society of Medicine, London Due to the huge amounts of positive feedback received during and following the HIAP 2018 – A Strategy for Improving Population Health conference from our speakers, delegates …Read More

Help develop the NICE guideline on technology-based ways of changing people’s behaviour

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. NICE guidance is based on research evidence and takes into …Read More

Living with persistent pain in Wales – consultation open

The Welsh Government has published its draft ‘Living with persistent pain in Wales guidance’ for consultation and is seeking views on the draft guidance which will replace the Service Development and Commissioning Directive for Chronic Non-Malignant Pain 2008. The consultation …Read More

NASS are coming to Scotland

On 22 September 2018, NASS will be in Stirling, Scotland for the first in a series of regional Community Engagement Conferences. In a new style event for NASS, we will be bringing together healthcare professionals, people with AS, other patient …Read More