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 ARMA Member: Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

Introducing ARMA’s newest member: Ehlers-Danlos Support UK EDS UK was founded in 1987 to support and educate all those living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The organisation produces literature, DVDs and merchandise to increase the understanding in managing this condition. They supply …Read More

World AS Day & GP Awareness

GP Awareness Campaign takes a huge leap forward The next stage of NASS GP awareness campaign was launched at the British Society for Rheumatology conference on 23 April 2013. This is the UK’s leading rheumatology event and the launch was …Read More

EULAR Alerts and Congress Countdown

The EULAR Congress 2013 takes place in Madrid on Wednesday, 12 June 2013, and we are pleased to share the latest information with you. Abstract submission: 3,868 abstracts were submitted for the EULAR Congress 2013. From these, 2,996 (77%) were …Read More

Bone and Joint Decade e-newsletter

Welcome to the first e-newsletter of the Bone and Joint Decade and the first update for 2013 2012 was another year of achievement; we continued to grow our relationships with the WHO, to develop our network and to encourage and …Read More

MSK Commissioning Project

After a half-day meeting with the commissioning leads earlier in March, NRAS, BSR and Arthritis Care (in partnership as the Rheumatology Commissioning Support Alliance) have had confirmation that Wiltshire CCG have agreed to be the pilot area for development of …Read More

Report from BIMM

Report from Dr John Tanner (BIMM President) There are some developments I would like ARMA membership organisations to be aware of: The first is the credentialing pilot commissioned by the GMC 2 years ago to see if there was a …Read More

Essay with Honorable Mention

Following on from the announcement of the Edgar Stene Prize results, ARMA is happy to to pass on EULAR’s honourable mention for the UK entry by Caroline Howson. The judges “convey their warmest regards to Ms. Caroline Howson for having …Read More

Stene Prize Competition Results – EULAR

Today we’d like to share the final results of the EULAR Edgar Stene Prize Competition. The results are introduced in a letter from Maria Batziou, Chairperson of the EULAR Standing Committee of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE) and Neil …Read More

PIER Review Room

Message from Stephen Tatton of ARMA Stoke: In the January Newsletter I mentioned that we were given the go ahead for a project that we have been working on for quite a number of years. We have been working on …Read More

Launch of “Save our Joints” campaign

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) has launched a SKY Sports campaign which will run at leading rugby and cricket sports events in 2013 to raise awareness that musculoskeletal (MSK) disease is the second greatest cause of disability in the …Read More

Pain and pain management at BSR conference

A number of presentations at Rheumatology2013, the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) conference, will cover the important topic of pain. Leading experts will discuss how people think about pain, and how fear of pain affects their lives and their conditions1, …Read More

Rheumatology 2013 keynote speakers announced

Mr Bob Ricketts, CBE, Director of NHS Provider Transition (Department of Health) and Director of Commissioning support strategy and Market Development (NHS Commissioning Board) will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Rheumatology 2013 conference in Birmingham. Bob has held …Read More