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.

Inaugural Falls and Fractures meeting

The Falls and Fractures Alliance (FFA) held its inaugural Executive Board meeting in December. The FFA, led by the National Osteoporosis Society and Age UK, brings together a wide and varied group of health organisations seeking to make real inroads …Read More

ARMA Publishes Strategic Plan

At the start of the year, ARMA published our Strategic Plan document, a calendar spanning the next three years with targets and achievements for the Alliance. Click here or on the image to browse and download the document from our …Read More

FMA-UK move for a new trustee

Change of Address FMA UK have moved premises. Their new office address is: FMA UK,Studio 3013,Mile End,Abbeymill Business Centre,12 Seedhill Road,Paisley,PA1.   The existing telephone numbers will still get through, and the email address remains the same: or …Read More

NRAS Awards and Vacancy

NRAS Patients in Focus Awards The deadline for the NRAS Patients in Focus Awards applications is 8th  February 2013.  Please don’t delay in submitting your entry and being in with the chance of presenting your work at BSR 2013.  Further …Read More

New policy and public affairs from Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK have launched a new section on their website which includes updates on the work of their policy and public affairs team. You can also access downloads of recent reports from the new page.       Feedback …Read More

NOS Events in 2013

Medicine and Me Osteoporosis aims to provide a forum in which the patient’s voice is given top priority. This meeting provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to hear first-hand from patients and their families about their experiences and concerns and …Read More

Government welcomes contribution from NASS

The Department of Health published a response today to the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society’s campaign about ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The piece acknowledges a “widespread variation in the provision of NHS services for musculoskeletal conditions”. Click on the image to read …Read More

Global Burden of Disease

Influential global alliance calls on governments and the World Health Organisation to prioritise musculoskeletal health following findings of Global Burden of Disease Study (2010) The Bone and Joint Decade (BJD), the only organisation that brings together stakeholders considering all musculoskeletal …Read More

PSALV, Parliament & WPD

PSALV has had a busy and successful autumn. September saw us in Aberdeen, holding the second of our Public Information Meetings of 2012, with presentations by Dr Tony Ormerod, Consultant Dermatologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary/Clinical Reader in Dermatology, University of Aberdeen …Read More

ARMA Birmingham Update

News from ARMA Birmingham Group Following the very successful area group co-ordinators meeting at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here in Birmingham we look forward to 2013 with renewed hope to improve on what we have achieved in past years: to …Read More

Joint Working & Joint Activity in Scotland

Arthritis Care Scotland Two new projects, funded by Glasgow North Branch, were given the green light to go ahead this week. Joint Working will be delivered in partnership with the occupational therapists in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and provide support …Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis Co-morbidities Report

The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Co-morbidities Report NRAS has published a new report that highlights the extent of the co-morbidities associated with RA and what can be done to promote better outcomes for people with the disease. Among the report’s …Read More