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.

Tariffs & Measures – ARUK

Best practice tariff Best practice tariffs (BPT) are a way of creating a financial incentive for specialist health service providers to deliver a higher quality service. Arthritis Research UK, together with the BSR and with input from NRAS, has worked …Read More

Musculoskeletal calculator by Arthritis Research UK At the ARMA Clinical Networks meetings this spring, Arthritis Research UK outlined how the Musculoskeletal Calculator would be produced to build on the epidemiological research, knowledge and expertise that it has funded and developed …Read More

Striking New Lupus Poster

Striking New Lupus Poster Many lupus patients have no visible symptoms and this can mask the serious impact of the condition. This October for Lupus Awareness Month we have released a brand new poster and media release to challenge people’s …Read More

Pain Management Guide

The medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has launched a new self-help guide aimed at people with long-term musculoskeletal pain. The guide explains the different types of pain, where people can get treatment and advice such as pain management centres …Read More

BJD on World Spine Day

World Spine Day 2012 BJD are currently in the process of coordinating activities for World Spine Day (WSD) October 16, 2012 and we are writing to request your input. These activities include development of: a WSD website, and a toolkit containing …Read More

News from NASS

New audit tool for rheumatology departments NASS has launched a new audit tool for rheumatology departments to assess their services for people with ankylosing spondylitis against the recommendations of the Looking Ahead report: Best practice for the care of people …Read More

NASS on World Arthritis Day

  NASS is celebrating World Arthritis Day this year with the return of Stretch for NASS to celebrate our branches and their physiotherapists who provide the regular hydro and gym sessions for people with AS in more than 80 locations …Read More

NRAS Group Meetings

NRAS Group Meetings NRAS group meetings are taking place in the following areas during July, August & September; for full details of dates, venues, topics and speakers visit www.nras.org.uk/groups Ashford, Bath, Blackpool, Birmingham North, Birmingham South, Bolton, Canterbury, Christchurch, Durham(North),Great …Read More

Nurse and AHP Prize in musculoskeletal medicine

Nurse and AHP Prize in musculoskeletal medicine  Arthritis Research UK funds this annual prize in a number of categories including: Nursing Occupational Therapy   Physiotherapy Podiatry The winner of each prize will receive £1000 and a silver medal. To apply …Read More

PSALV Public Information Meeting

PSALV Public Information Meeting PSALV is holding a Public Information Meeting at the Park Inn Hotel, 1 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen, on Saturday 15 September, 12.45 for 1 – 16.00. Guest speakers will include Dr Tony Ormerod, Consultant in Dermatology, …Read More

The Carrots Night Walk: working for people with visual loss

  The Carrots Night Walk: working for people with visual loss PMRGCAuk has started working with Fight for Sight, a charity that supports research into eye conditions that cause blindness. They work in partnership with smaller charities like ours that represent people with …Read More

Horizon 2020 update

    Horizon 2020 update In July, ARMA members met with the International Knowledge and Innovation Unit, BIS, following a joint letter to the Universities and Science Minister (David Willetts MP) about the development of the European Framework programme for …Read More