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.

News Release from National Voices

    30 Charities call on David Nicholson to endorse the  New Principles for Integrated Care.   To read the report   Summary   MORE than 30 national charities have written to Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS in …Read More

Neil Betteridge steps down as chief executive

    Neil Betteridge steps down as chief executive of Arthritis Care In a statement issued by the Board of Trustees on 22 September, the chair of Arthritis Care, Rosemary Blair, announced that chief executive, Neil Betteridge, is moving on …Read More


     PERSONAL HEALTH BUDGETS ATTRACTIVE TO PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS PRESS RELEASE – 20 September 2011 Most people with arthritis would welcome the opportunity to manage their own Personal Health Budget according to initial survey results released today by Arthritis …Read More

NRAS and CSP – World Arthritis Day

    World Arthritis Day   The official World Arthritis Day is celebrated on 12 October, although campaigning continues around the year. The aims of World Arthritis Day are to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) amongst the …Read More

NASS Launches Back to Action App

    NASS launches new free exercise App for people with ankylosing spondylitis on World Arthritis Day   In keeping with the World Arthritis Day theme ‘Move to Improve’, NASS is delighted to launch it’s very first FREE App based …Read More

Tocilizumab specifically licensed sJIA

Trials of a new medicine, called Tocilizumab, suggest that it is thrr times as effective at halting the progression of rheumatoid arthritis as the standard therapy given to most patients. Tocilizumab is a laboratory-made antibody, which works by targeting a biological signalling pathway …Read More

ARMA e-postcards

     ARMA Postcards What is an e-postcard –  it is a notification when new content is published on the ARMA website. To receive an ARMA e-postcard you must first have registered as a user. To subscribe is quite simple, go to your …Read More

ARMA Daily

ARMA Daily Newsletter As a follow-up to the development of the new ARMA website, we decided to offer daily and weekly newsletter to our members. This is in addition to our monthly A4T newsletter, which will still be produced.  As …Read More

Dr Simon Otter wins arc Podiatry Silver Medal Prize

Congratulations to Dr Simon Otter, Senior Lecturer in Podiatry in the School of Health Professions, seen here at the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Conference having been awarded the arc Podiatry Silver Medal Prize.   Pictured with Simon are …Read More

NASS launch new telephone Helpline

  The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is officially launching their telephone helpline for people affected by ankylosing spondylitis (AS)   From 1 September 2011, the Helpline will be open between 0900 and 1200, Monday to Friday and will be …Read More

ARMA Website Development

    The brief ARMA is the umbrella body providing a collective voice for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK. ARMA’s main channel of communication to members is their website. As a key component of their service to …Read More