Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Care planning for MSK

by Garreth

ARUK-banner-316x149Care planning for people with musculoskeletal conditions

Building on the development of care planning and the ‘Year of Care’ programme in diabetes, there is momentum to extend the care planning approach across long term conditions, and to accelerate its implementation in the NHS. On Thursday 20th June, Arthritis Research UK held a policy workshop to consider and help to define the care planning process in relation to musculoskeletal conditions.

The workshop brought together stakeholders including people with musculoskeletal conditions, care planning and musculoskeletal healthcare experts, policy leads and NHS England.

Many thanks to the ARMA members who took part. Further information will be available at Arthritis Research UK’s Musculoskeletal health services policy page shortly.

Please get in touch with Laura Boothman ( if you would like to discuss this work – we warmly welcome suggestions of colleagues who may be interested to be involved.


National Arthritis Week 2013

Arthritis Research UK’s National Arthritis Week will run again this year from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th October 2013.

National Arthritis Week this year will be raising awareness of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions and highlighting their impact on people’s lives. We will be asking people to make a Joint Effort pledge during National Arthritis Week, and support our work by raising money, sharing your experiences and finding out more about the realities of living with arthritis.

Keep checking the Arthritis Research UK website for updates and more information about National Arthritis Week 2013


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