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.

Call for policy reports and publications

Call for policy reports and publications Arthritis Research UK’s policy and public affairs team are currently reviewing the recent policy literature on arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions in the health services. This work will inform our future publication on the ‘policy landscape’ …Read More

Patient speakers wanted for National Voices AGM

Patient speakers wanted for National Voices AGM The National Voices AGM to be held on 30th January, 2013 theme, will be Patient Leadership. They are looking for inspiring service user speakers, people who can talk about the challenges of giving …Read More

ATOS arthritis protocols

ATOS Arthritis protocols ATOS (the company that performs assessments of claims for Employment Support Allowance, the benefit that replaces Incapacity Benefit) produces protocols, for its assessors to use when conducting assessments of benefit claims. Arthritis Care’s medical advisory board took …Read More

OA Nation 2012 Launch

OA Nation 2012 Launch Launch reception Tuesday 15th May 2012 Arthritis Care launched theUK’s most comprehensive report on the state of osteoarthritis at a reception hosted at the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate Office in centralLondon.. The launch of OA Nation …Read More

Workout at Work Day 2012

  Workout at Work Day 2012 On 19 June 2012, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is organising its second Workout at Work Day (WOWD). WOWD 2011 comprised over 200 events across the UK inspiring employers and their employees to increase …Read More

Recruitment to the Quality Standard Topic Expert Group for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Recruitment to the Quality Standard Topic Expert Group for Rheumatoid Arthritis Recruitment to the quality standard topic expert group (TEG) for rheumatoid arthritis has now started and we are seeking applications. Information on the posts is available on the NICE …Read More

United wellness project Participle, are looking for people living with a long term health conditions to share their insights and experience in a project to develop a more inclusive service. They are developing a new service called United Wellness, that …Read More

Fragility Fracture Network of the Bone & Joint Decade

  1st Fragility Fracture Network of the Bone & Joint Decade Global Congress  6-8 September 2012 Berlin, Germany The aims of the Fragility Fracture Network are to disseminate globally the best multidisciplinary practice in preventing andmanaging fragility fractures, to promote research aimed at better …Read More

6th European Patients’ Rights Day

  6th European Patients’ Rights Day: “Active Ageing citizens at the center of EU health policy” 15-16 of May 2012, in the EESC, Brussels (Van Maerlant Building, Room VM3 –  2nd floor 2, rue Van Maerlant). The objective of the …Read More

Three wasted years

Three wasted years: Evaluating progress in delivering improved rheumatoid arthritis services A recent report launched by Arthritis Care into health services for people with RA, based on a survey of patients, clinicians & commissioners on the quality of RA services …Read More

Round the Isles for Rheumatoid

Round the Isles for Rheumatoid – the challenge is under way! Dr Martin Lee set off from London on Sunday 1st April on his huge challenge of kayaking around the UK mainland to raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis and raise …Read More

Arthritis Research UK Policy Seminar

  Arthritis Research UK Policy Seminar on Personal Health Budgets Chaired by Professor Alan Silman, Medical Director, Arthritis Research UK, the seminar will focus on how any future implementation of personal health budgets may affect the clinical encounter, particularly in the context of …Read More