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.

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 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

Call for applications

Patients First – Supporting Nurse-led Innovation in Practice Call for applications The Patients First Programme provides support and facilitation to clinically based nurse-led teams to help them to develop, implement and evaluate locally focused innovations that improve patient care in …Read More

Consultation on JSNAs and JHWSs

Consultation on joint strategic needs assessments and joint health and wellbeing strategy guidance Proposals for the duties of health and wellbeing boards were published in July by the Department of Health. The draft guidance, on which views are being sought, …Read More

NHS Commissioning Board – Strategic clinical networks

NHS Commissioning Board – Strategic clinical networks The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has set out its plan for a small number of national networks to improve health services for specific patient groups or conditions. Called strategic clinical networks, these organisations …Read More

National Voices request for patient voices

Patient voices to influence integrated care National Voices has an exciting opportunity to shape and lead an influential workshop with the new NHS Commissioning Board in central London on Monday 24 September, building its understanding of, and work plans for, …Read More

Vacancies at ARMA

ARMA is recruiting ARMA is currently recruiting for two positions: Project Coordinator (Job Share): We are looking for a part time worker to make up a full time project coordinator position. This is advertised on charity job here: Website …Read More

Fit for Work Survey

Fit for Work Survey The Work Foundation, part of Lancaster University, is conducting a survey, on behalf of the Fit for Work UK Coalition – part of a major European initiative which aims to help people with long-term health conditions …Read More