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.

HMSA e-news – Giving GPs the Tools campaign

The January edition of The Hypermobility Syndromes Association e-news is available here. The HMSA will continue raising funds for their ‘Giving GPs the Tools’ campaign (outlined in the December ARMA newsletter) until 31st May 2018. The campaign, which will help …Read More

EULAR Recommendations for imaging in large vessel vasculitis

The European League Against Rheumatism, EULAR, has published a set of recommendations, which look at the use of imaging modalities in primary large vessel vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis. The recommendations are intended to advise physicians on …Read More

NICE guideline on chronic pain: assessment and management

The final scope for the NICE Chronic pain: assessment and management guideline has now been published, along with all the stakeholder comments that were received during consultation and responses to these comments. NICE would like to thank you for your continued involvement and …Read More

MSK Medicine explained in new website

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK has launched a new website including information highlighting what Musculoskeletal (MSK) Medicine is to the public and the healthcare community. There is now a dedicated MSK webpage outlining ‘who sees musculoskeletal medicine …Read More

UK Gout Society at the Welsh Assembly

On 28 November 2017, the UK Gout Society joined forces with Welsh Assembly Members, doctors and other charities to help raise awareness of gout in Wales. Speaking at the Welsh Assembly, Rhun ap Iorwerth AM, the Plaid Cymru Health Spokesperson …Read More

PHE Stroke ACT FAST resource

Resources are available for you to order to support the Act F.A.S.T stroke campaign launching 01 February 2018. We have run the Act F.A.S.T. campaign a number of times as it is a simple and straight forward message to help …Read More

Portsmouth ARMA spring newsletter and Easter events

The spring edition of the Portsmouth Hospitals’ Department of Rheumatology newsletter is out. It contains dates and details of a number of upcoming events, groups and meetings, including: Funky Knit Day, a knitting event to raise awareness of Raynauds, 07 …Read More

Stoke Haywood User Group and Discharge to Access

The next joint meeting of the ARMA / Haywood User Group is on Friday, 16 February at 1pm in the Seminar room at the Haywood Hospital, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent. Refreshments are available from 12.30pm. Geoff Lawton, chair of the …Read More

BASEM Foundation Skills Course June 2018

Online booking is currently open for this year’s BASEM Foundation Skills Course on 10-13 June 2018 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire. This three-and-a-half day residential course is aimed at providing a thorough grounding in the areas that make up Sports Medicine. Hands-on and …Read More

Update on the Call 111 campaign

The Public Health England Partnerships Team is looking to connect with to individuals who have had positive experiences of using the NHS 111 service. They are seeking mums, particularly those who are parents of under-5s, who would be happy to …Read More

The Safe Care Steering Group survey

We all expect our healthcare to be safe, but mistakes can happen that may put patients at unnecessary risk. This is the focus of the Safe Care Steering Group overseeing a James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership about safe care …Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis Game of Life

The timely, effective and responsive assessment and management of patients using the Patient Advice and Information Lines (PAIL) leads to improved quality of care and patient experience. Whilst a number of the Patient Advice and Information Line calls are related …Read More