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.

HMSA’s Scottish Focus Group

STAFF CHANGES AND STAFF INFORMATION The HMSA staff joins with the HMSA Trustees in welcoming Dr Alan Hakim as the new Chief Medical Advisor (CMA) to the HMSA. I know that Professor Grahame wanted me to let you all know …Read More

Rheumatology Nursing:leading the way

RCN RHEUMATOLOGY FORUM CONFERENCE 2013 Book your place……Present a poster…… Following a very lively and successful conference in Bristol in 2012, the RCN Rheumatology Forum would like to announce their 2013 conference, ‘Rheumatology Nursing – leading the way’. It will …Read More

Patients in Focus Award 2012

Patients in Focus Award 2012 The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society has just launched its Patients in Focus Award to recognise best practice in the education, information, treatment and care of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Entries must demonstrate a patient focused …Read More

Psoriasis Scotland Autumn Newsletter 2012

Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers Update In the last few days PSALV has provided an update of their activities over a busy summer and autumn. They have been active on both the Dermatology and Rheumatology fronts. To see details of …Read More

Video for Lupus UK

LUPUS UK recently launched a short, animated video to improve the public’s understanding of lupus in a new way. The video demonstrates very basically how lupus affects the body and mentions the most common symptoms and a couple of the …Read More

Community Exercise Programme

10 out 10 Healthy WalkSaturday 27th October 2012 Week 4 of the 10 out 10 Community Exercise Programme was dedicated to a health walk, something that those living with Rheumatoid Arthritis can do with their family, friends and pets. People …Read More

New-look NASS

The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is to launch its new identity on Monday 5 November 2012 with a new logo, a refreshed website and a new event in the Houses of Parliament that celebrates the people who have supported …Read More

Portsmouth Hospitals host Love your Bones

Love your Bones Patient and Public Conference A message from Valerie Robins of the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the Portsmouth ARMA Network: Dear Friends, Just to let you know that we are in the early phase of plans for …Read More

New BJD website launched

The Bone and Joint Decade is pleased to announce the release of their new website. The site has been redesigned with a fresh new look and has been updated with information about our organisation and mission to raise awareness throughout …Read More

BSR and BHPR Prizes and Awards

Celebrating the individuals who change the face of rheumatology Rewarding professional excellence, innovations and achievements; each year BSR and BHPR award a series of prizes and bursaries to recognize achievements and encourage those working to improve patient care across all …Read More

Prioritising MSDs makes economic sense

In October, Vicky Chamberlain of the Royal College of Nursing Rheumatology Forum published the following article with Nursing Times: “Prioritising musculoskeletal disorders makes economic sense.” Coordinate musculoskeletal care to help the NHS make significant savings, says Vicky Chamberlain. Everyone working …Read More

Musculoskeletal disorders can be managed effectively in primary care

ARMA in the news You might be interested to read an article co-authored by Federico Moscogiuri, our director, with Dr Alan Nye. Published on, the piece covers ideas on shared-decision making, spending variation and consultant-led pathways. You can read …Read More