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.

Government welcomes contribution from NASS

The Department of Health published a response today to the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society’s campaign about ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The piece acknowledges a “widespread variation in the provision of NHS services for musculoskeletal conditions”. Click on the image to read …Read More

Global Burden of Disease

Influential global alliance calls on governments and the World Health Organisation to prioritise musculoskeletal health following findings of Global Burden of Disease Study (2010) The Bone and Joint Decade (BJD), the only organisation that brings together stakeholders considering all musculoskeletal …Read More

PSALV, Parliament & WPD

PSALV has had a busy and successful autumn. September saw us in Aberdeen, holding the second of our Public Information Meetings of 2012, with presentations by Dr Tony Ormerod, Consultant Dermatologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary/Clinical Reader in Dermatology, University of Aberdeen …Read More

ARMA Birmingham Update

News from ARMA Birmingham Group Following the very successful area group co-ordinators meeting at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here in Birmingham we look forward to 2013 with renewed hope to improve on what we have achieved in past years: to …Read More

Joint Working & Joint Activity in Scotland

Arthritis Care Scotland Two new projects, funded by Glasgow North Branch, were given the green light to go ahead this week. Joint Working will be delivered in partnership with the occupational therapists in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and provide support …Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis Co-morbidities Report

The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Co-morbidities Report NRAS has published a new report that highlights the extent of the co-morbidities associated with RA and what can be done to promote better outcomes for people with the disease. Among the report’s …Read More

December news from Fibromyalgia in Tonbridge

Fibromyalgia in Tonbridge has put together their own December Newsletter for all those hailing from West Kent. You will find within the meeting dates for the coming year, a report on their partnership with PIP Health, comprehensive update on recent …Read More

BJD National Action Network

At this year’s ARMA AGM, Professor Anthony Woolf gave a presentation on the Bone and Joint Decade. You can access the slides as a powerpoint file here. It is a large file, (105 MB) so it may take a while …Read More

Learning From Clinical Networks

Learning from clinical networksArthritis Research UK, along with BSR, recently met with Kevin Holton, lead for respiratory networks at DH, to discuss how the musculoskeletal community could learn from existing clinical network models in other health areas. In the meeting, …Read More

International Symposium brings spotlight for GCA

PMR-GCA-UK reports that after years in the shadows, PMR (Polymyalgia Rheumatica) and GCA (Giant Cell Arteritis) are coming into the rheumatological spotlight. At the end of October, the national working group on sight loss caused by undiagnosed GCA met for …Read More

Scottish MSK programme

ARMA Scotland Meeting The next meeting of ARMA Scotland will be Wednesday February 13, in Edinburgh, when Phil Mackie will be speaking on the recent Scottish Public Health Network needs assessment report on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sarah Mitchell will be …Read More

Educational Research Fellowships

Arthritis Research UK is pleased to announce a new call for Educational Research Fellowships.  These fellowships are open to doctors (usually at specialty training level in rheumatology, orthopaedics or general practice), nurses, allied health professionals and educationalists. They provide an …Read More