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.

NRAS Healthcare Champions Awards 2011

Healthcare Champions Awards    NRAS was delighted to announce the 10 winners of their third Healthcare Champions Award in a year of celebrating their 10th Anniversary.                                                                             The winners, from around the UK, were honoured at a special reception on …Read More

    NHS Operating Framework for 2012/13   The Minister of State, Department of Health (Mr Simon Burns): Sir David Nicholson, the NHS Chief Executive, is publishing The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 today, which sets out …Read More

EULAR Congress 2012

           The next EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology will take place from 6-9 June 2012 in Berlin. The annual EULAR congresses are now a major event in the calendar of world rheumatology. As have previous congresses during the …Read More

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    Osteoarthritis at the RCGP Conference                                                                                                                Jo Cumming, Helplines manager, spoke at the Royal College of GPs annual conference in Liverpool on Friday 21st October about the physical and emotional impact of living with OA and how chronic pain affects our …Read More

Arthritis Care – Rheumatoid Arthritis Surveys

   Rheumatoid Arthritis Surveys                                                                                                          In July 2009, the National Audit Office published a report on Services for people with rheumatoid arthritis. This hard-hitting report identified a number of failings in the treatment and services which people with rheumatoid arthritis receive …Read More

Arthritis Care

      Launch of ArthritisWatch                                             As you all know, the NHS in England is going through significant changes, whilst needing to find £20bn of “efficiency savings” by 2015. Over the past months, people with arthritis throughout England have been telling …Read More

Scleroderma Society

   The Federation of European Scleroderma Associations   The Scleroderma Society is an active member of FESCA, the Federation of European Scleroderma Associations. If you would like to find out more about FESCA, please click on this link: If …Read More

Policy Update – A framework for technology enhanced learning

    Guidance to help commissioners and providers of health and social care deliver high quality, cost effective education, training and continuous development to the workforce through the use of technology is published today. Department of Health -11.11.11     …Read More

   NICE Draft guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) had previously recommended the medication, but said new evidence had come to light about its effectiveness as a second-line treatment option and there were doubts about its …Read More

NICE to lose powers to decide on new drugs

     The medicines watchdog, NICE, is to lose its power to turn down new medicines for use on the NHS.    By Helen Briggs Health reporter, BBC News, September 27, 2011           Changes are planned to the …Read More

PMR and GCA Scotland reorganise database

     PMR and GCA Scotland reorganise database We have recently had to reorganise our database, in order to maximise its use, and the statistics that have emerged have surprised us. We have 707 names with PMR or GCA. 422 …Read More