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 BJD website launched

The Bone and Joint Decade is pleased to announce the release of their new website. The site has been redesigned with a fresh new look and has been updated with information about our organisation and mission to raise awareness throughout …Read More

BSR and BHPR Prizes and Awards

Celebrating the individuals who change the face of rheumatology Rewarding professional excellence, innovations and achievements; each year BSR and BHPR award a series of prizes and bursaries to recognize achievements and encourage those working to improve patient care across all …Read More

Prioritising MSDs makes economic sense

In October, Vicky Chamberlain of the Royal College of Nursing Rheumatology Forum published the following article with Nursing Times: “Prioritising musculoskeletal disorders makes economic sense.” Coordinate musculoskeletal care to help the NHS make significant savings, says Vicky Chamberlain. Everyone working …Read More

Musculoskeletal disorders can be managed effectively in primary care

ARMA in the news You might be interested to read an article co-authored by Federico Moscogiuri, our director, with Dr Alan Nye. Published on, the piece covers ideas on shared-decision making, spending variation and consultant-led pathways. You can read …Read More

ARMA calls for Action

ARMA calls for action on World Arthritis Day 2012 ARMA is pleased to announce the launch of our new Manifesto for transforming the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal disorders in the UK. With an ageing population, a growing …Read More

New Deal from NRAS

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society is developing a new ‘responsibility deal’ for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for healthcare professionals and policy-makers involved in making the decisions that affect the services and care people with RA receive.   The …Read More

Needs Assessment Report & ARMA Scotland

Report: Health Care needs The Public Health Institute for Scotland (SCOTPHN) has published an important needs assessment report on rheumatoid arthritis. The report, entitled ‘Health Care needs assessment of services for adults with rheumatoid arthritis’, was developed with input from …Read More

RCN Rheumatology Forum update

RCN Rheumatology Forum conference: date announced The next RCN Rheumatology Forum conference will be held in the City of Edinburgh. The theme is ‘Leading the Way’ and more details will be announced soon via the following link: event details We …Read More

NRAS Group Launch

New NRAS Group launching in Dorchester Wednesday 3rd October 20126:30pm – 8:30pm NRAS will be hosting a Rheumatoid & Inflammatory Arthritis Information Eventat the Dorchester Baptist Church Dorford Centre, Bridport RoadDorchester, DT1 1RR Please call 0845 458 3969 to register …Read More

BSR News for October

  INSPIRE BSR is delighted to be able to announce the launch of INSPIRE, a website jointly developed between BSR and PCRS for the benefit of primary and community care in rheumatology. The new web site was launched at the …Read More

PSALV’s Public Meeting

Scotland’s patient-led registered psoriasis charity, PSALV, Psoriasis Scotland, held a Public Information Meeting on Saturday 15th September 2012 at The Park Inn Hotel, Aberdeen. There were presentations by leading medical speakers from local hospitals: Dr Tony Ormerod, Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal …Read More

The Scleroderma Society is recruiting

It is a very exciting time at the Scleroderma Society and we are currently recruiting two positions: Executive Administrator£26-£28,000 pro rata21 to 28 hours per week FundraiserTo £32,000 pro rata21 to 28 hours per week All the details can be …Read More