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.

A new addition to the LUPUS UK range of publications

In July LUPUS UK released the newest edition in their range of publications, ‘LUPUS: Bone Health & Osteoporosis’. The factsheet was kindly written by Dr David Armstrong (Consultant Rheumatologist, Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry). This factsheet can be downloaded from the LUPUS …Read More

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire update

Read the Summer-Autumn 2017 update newsletter from the Department of Rheumatology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and the Portsmouth ARMA Network, which features: Events and conference details Flu and Pneumonia vaccination dates “No Time for Pain” Patient-Carer workshop – discussing …Read More

FSEM UK Joins the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM UK) became the twenty fourth and newest member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) on 1 July 2017. This is a significant milestone in the development of Musculoskeletal Medicine …Read More

National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry

The National Osteoporosis Society delivers a biennial course popular with health professionals working in the field of musculoskeletal conditions, radiography, radiology and DXA. Date: 6th and 7th March 2018 Venue: Conference Aston, Birmingham The National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry …Read More

Arthritis Research UK Parliamentary Reception

On Tuesday 5 July, Arthritis Research UK held a parliamentary reception which more than 60 MPs attended. The reception had a range of activities for MPs including speaking to people living with arthritis, trying our interactive station, as well as …Read More

BMAS Autumn Scientific Meeting – Saturday 28 October 2017

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE Price from £140 Update yourself on the latest research into acupuncture, catch up with news, network with colleagues and earn CPD hours. Speakers to include: Geoffrey …Read More

RCN Rheumatology Nursing workshop 2018

Friday 12 January 2018 RCN Headquarters, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN The aim of this workshop is to address current issues as well as developing the unmet need of clinical leadership skills and personal and professional resilience. This event will enable …Read More

Edgar Stene Prize – Open for entries!

The Edgar Stene Prize 2018 competition is open to people 18 years and over who are living with a Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal (RMD) disease. The 2018 prize will be awarded to the winning essay on the topic:  “My personal champion …Read More

The vital role of good MSK services

One thing I have been really struck by since starting this role is just how much musculoskeletal conditions impact across the breadth of a person’s life, and just how much unaddressed MSK conditions impact other parts of health services. This …Read More

GP eLearning course for AS diagnosis

The current delay to diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) stands at 8.5 years. NASS are committed to reducing this delay to diagnose. There are many factors impacting on this delay but an important issue is the recognition of AS in …Read More

NICE Technology appraisal on bisphosphonates for osteoporosis

On 10th July 2017, NICE issued a new Technology Appraisal (TA) for bisphosphonates which links the recommendations for drug treatments to advice on fracture risk assessment outlined in their earlier guidance. The TA is not intended to provide treatment thresholds but …Read More

Assembly Members debate paediatric rheumatology

AMs in the National Assembly for Wales voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion calling for a full multidisciplinary paediatric rheumatology service to be developed in Wales. Despite Cabinet Members abstaining, 27 AMs voted to support the motion, with nine …Read More