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.

Scleroderma Society Rebrand

Message from Mike Rich of the Scleroderma Society: We have just gone through a rebranding exercise which sees both a change in logo and a generally different approach to our publications.  We are currently planning for Wear Your Gloves Day …Read More

Call for proposals: Patient Reporting; Musculoskeletal Calculator

Call for proposals to further develop and validate a generic Musculoskeletal Patient-Reported Outcome Measure: the Arthritis Research UK M-PROM Arthritis Research UK is committed to developing with all key musculoskeletal stakeholders a generic musculoskeletal patient-reported outcome measure (M-PROM) which can be …Read More

Hypermobility Symposium

The Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA) will be present at the Hypermobility Symposium on the 23rd March 2013 at the University of Hertfordshire and will also be attending the BSR in April (23rd-25th). If you are attending either venue, come along …Read More

Ankylosing Spondylitis in the media

NASS have been working hard to raise awareness about Ankylosing Spondylitis. In the last month AS was discussed on Express FM, in The Guardian in relation to the closure of hydrotherapy pools, in the Portsmouth News and in the Irish …Read More

Arthritis Care – Three Nations

AC ENGLAND Arthritis Care is collaborating with Physiotherapists from the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust in a project on the need for continuation of exercise post physiotherapy intervention. AC is running a workshop with people with arthritis to explore what prevents …Read More

RA-Awareness, Sky Diving and Tea Parties

NRAS is pleased to announce the first ever Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week in the UK, a week dedicated solely to raising awareness of RA. The week will be held from Monday 24th June to Sunday 30th June and the theme …Read More

Portsmouth Walk with NASS & AC

From our Portsmouth ARMA network comes this notification about a sponsored walk on Sunday 12th May 2013, in association with Arthritis Care and the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. Click on the image to see the full poster for the event.

Be the Cure from EULAR-PARE

“Be The Cure” is one of the largest Rheumatoid Arthritis research projects within Europe, in which academic key opinion leadership and industrial expertise are combined. The attached document which comes to us from EULAR-PARE, is an introduction to “Be The …Read More

Joint Potential Events

Too Young for Arthritis – Joint Potential is Arthritis Care Scotland’s latest information about self management courses for children and young people with arthritis.   Joint Potential is a programme of events for young people with arthritis aged 12-16 and …Read More

A word from ARMA Stoke Local Network Group

Stephen Tatton from ARMA Stoke Local Network Group writes: After attending the ARMA local groups meeting at Birmingham I travelled home with a feeling that 2013 will be a year of forward momentum, not only for us at Stoke, but …Read More

News from BARC

The Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre (BARC) have drawn-up their own newsletter for January 2013. It features an article on the “Benefits of Physical Activity and Good Nutrition”, a Q&A section, “A Patient’s Story” and useful local contact details. They have …Read More

Osteoporosis Research Grant

Apply Now for a National Osteoporosis Society Research Grant The 2013 National Osteoporosis Society Research Grants Round is accepting applications. Up to £250,000 is available to fund projects which clearly demonstrate potential benefits to people with or at risk of …Read More