Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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.

Needs Assessment Report & ARMA Scotland

Report: Health Care needs The Public Health Institute for Scotland (SCOTPHN) has published an important needs assessment report on rheumatoid arthritis. The report, entitled ‘Health Care needs assessment of services for adults with rheumatoid arthritis’, was developed with input from …Read More

RCN Rheumatology Forum update

RCN Rheumatology Forum conference: date announced The next RCN Rheumatology Forum conference will be held in the City of Edinburgh. The theme is ‘Leading the Way’ and more details will be announced soon via the following link: event details We …Read More

NRAS Group Launch

New NRAS Group launching in Dorchester Wednesday 3rd October 20126:30pm – 8:30pm NRAS will be hosting a Rheumatoid & Inflammatory Arthritis Information Eventat the Dorchester Baptist Church Dorford Centre, Bridport RoadDorchester, DT1 1RR Please call 0845 458 3969 to register …Read More

BSR News for October

  INSPIRE BSR is delighted to be able to announce the launch of INSPIRE, a website jointly developed between BSR and PCRS for the benefit of primary and community care in rheumatology. The new web site was launched at the …Read More

PSALV’s Public Meeting

Scotland’s patient-led registered psoriasis charity, PSALV, Psoriasis Scotland, held a Public Information Meeting on Saturday 15th September 2012 at The Park Inn Hotel, Aberdeen. There were presentations by leading medical speakers from local hospitals: Dr Tony Ormerod, Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal …Read More

The Scleroderma Society is recruiting

It is a very exciting time at the Scleroderma Society and we are currently recruiting two positions: Executive Administrator£26-£28,000 pro rata21 to 28 hours per week FundraiserTo £32,000 pro rata21 to 28 hours per week All the details can be …Read More

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