Introducing The Cornwall Arthritis Trust

Guest Blog by Professor Tony Woolf, Acting Chair and Secretary, Cornwall Arthritis Trust

Cornwall is well known for its coastline, beaches and mixture of rugged countryside with wooded valleys, great gardens and wonderful vistas. Poldark county. A visitor’s paradise but it has all the problems of rural and coastal communities with an economic dependency on agriculture and tourism and a low pay economy. Economic hardship is not immediately obvious but there are Cornish estates that rank among the highest in … Read this article

Arthritis Action seeks trustees

Arthritis Action is looking for trustees with access to an established professional network, who can advise their growing organisation and support the delivery of their exciting new strategy.

They welcome new trustees with expertise in marketing & communications, fundraising & income generation, strategic planning, human resources, legal.

Arthritis Action would especially like to hear from individuals from under-represented or diverse groups.

Download the Trustee Recruitment Pack [opens PDF].

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to… Read this article

North Wales ARMA Network group report

Guest blog by Stephen Mack-Smith BSc, DC, MRCC. MEAC
Chair, North Wales ARMA

I received a letter about 14 years ago from my professional association looking for volunteers to join an umbrella group of patients and professionals with an interest in MSK problems. Funding for three years came from the English NHS, and fortune had it that owing to lobbying from North West Wales professionals within ARMA, a Pilot ARMA Network Group was formed in March 2007. It was the … Read this article

Raising MSK conditions up the agenda has never been more important…

… that’s why we’ve joined ARMA

Guest blog by Craig Jones, CEO of the Royal Osteoporosis Society

Later this summer the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) will launch its manifesto for a future without osteoporosis. This marks the beginning of a new chapter where we’ll turn up the volume on the fight against osteoporosis through campaigning and advocacy.

Our hospital-by-hospital approach to fostering Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) since 2015 has paid off, with 12.1m more people now having access to the … Read this article

Physio First develops EDI checklist

Physio First wins funding for development of EDI checklist for CSP Professional Networks

Physio First is one of the professional networks of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and represents private practitioners. They have been successful in gaining some funding from CSP to help them and other professional networks to identify barriers and challenges to producing their own individual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policies. This successful funding bid has been achieved in conjunction with another of the CSP’s networks, who … Read this article

You are invited to the virtual ARMA Lecture

Partnerships for Best MSK Health – ARMA Annual Lecture 2021

When: 6pm, Monday 19 April 2021
Registration: online

We are delighted to introduce our 2021 virtual annual lecture. The event, ‘Partnership and Best MSK Health’, will be introduced by Andrew Bennett, NHS National Clinical Director of MSK, followed by a panel discussion when he will be joined by:

  • Nuzhat Ali, National Lead MSK Health, Public Health England
  • Amanda Hensman-Crook, AHP National Clinical Fellow, Health Education England
  • Cristina Serrao, Lived Experience
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Welcoming a new member

We are delighted to welcome a new ARMA member, Physio First.

Physio First is a membership trade association of self-employed Chartered physiotherapists. Their organisational statement of intent: to “champion evidenced value based private physiotherapy with Physio First members in the changing healthcare marketplace.”

Read more about Physio Fast on our Membership page.

Welcoming new members to ARMA

We are delighted to announce that the McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA), one of four Professional Associations in the UK representing the chiropractic profession, has recently joined ARMA.


We are also delighted to welcome EQL as associate members. EQL’s Phio Access is a musculoskeletal (MSK) digital triage support tool that uses conversational artificial intelligence to guide patients through an initial assessment of their MSK condition.

New Executive Manager and continuing HMSA recruitment

Hannah Ensor (chair of the board of trustees) has been covering the CEO role for several months now, so Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA) is very pleased to welcome a new Executive Manager, Jane van Velsen, who will be taking on the management of the charity.

This role replaces that of CEO, and will mean managing the practical and operational side of the organisation. Jane has a lot of experience in charity management and is passionate about getting the hypermobile community … Read this article

Welcome to new member British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine

ARMA is pleased to welcome another new member, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM). BASEM is a multidisciplinary sport and exercise medicine membership organisation with a core responsibility to provide education and support to its members. BASEM supports the benefits of physical activity in all populations, without discrimination and the importance it plays in health and well-being and its role in both primary and secondary prevention of disease.

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