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.

New course: Consultation and Clinical Examination Effectiveness in MSK Medicine

The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine has launched a new course in collaboration with Effective Professional Interactions (EPI), aimed at first contact practitioners – GPs, Allied Health Professionals and Nurse Practitioners. The two-day course aims to increase consultation and clinical examination …Read More

NICE guideline on safe prescribing and withdrawal management

NICE guideline: Safe prescribing and withdrawal management of prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal The final scope and equality impact assessment for this NICE guideline have now been published, along with all the stakeholder comments that were received during consultation …Read More

NICE guideline on workplace health

Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and capability to work NICE published this final guideline on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, tools and resources as well as all the stakeholder comments NICE received during consultation and …Read More

Physical Activity publications

Readers of this newsletter will all be aware that physical activity is essential for musculoskeletal health. Every month we seem to report new publications on the subject. This month is no exception: two recent publications highlight the challenges and propose …Read More

Medical Devices Regulation and waiting times

Medical Devices Regulation from 2020 On 26 May 2017 the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) was published, with the aim of replacing the current Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/43/EC). Following a transition period of three years, this regulation will be …Read More

Versus Arthritis: responses to consultations

Versus Arthritis have made available their responses to recent consultations and governmental health proposals. In particular, you can read November’s response to the HM Government consultation ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’, and the joint submission document, sent alongside …Read More

Fibromyalgia survey for healthcare professionals

Can you help us improve healthcare for people with fibromyalgia in the UK? Professor Gary Macfarlane and Dr Rosemary Hollick of the PACFiND study team are looking for healthcare professionals who see patients with fibromyalgia to take part in a …Read More

NICE: Guselkumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis

Draft Scope Consultation The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been asked to consider an appraisal of guselkumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs ID1658. NICE invited organisations to take part in the …Read More