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  • The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is the umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK, and our mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions. We have 33 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.

Courses Classes & Study

There are five remaining workshops scheduled to take place throughout the UK in 2019:

  • Birmingham – 10 July
  • London – 25 September
  • Leeds – 23 October
  • London – 26 November
  • Glasgow – 10 December

For more information about the workshop or to book your place please visit

King’s Health Partners Inter-Disciplinary Autoimmune Diseases Training Day
13 April 2019
Presented by Dr. James Galloway, Christian Pankhurst, Matthew Collison & Rebecca Roopnarine.

This free study day is open to all medical, nursing and AHP staff involved in managing patients with autoimmune conditions and will focus on the identification and management of musculoskeletal complications.

For more details and the programme for the day, please visit the event page.

These 1-day practical workshops provide a supportive environment for GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to develop their confidence and skills in the diagnosis, treatment options and self-management of patients with MSK conditions.

There are six remaining workshops scheduled to take place throughout the UK in 2019:

  • Manchester – 21 May
  • Birmingham – 10 July
  • London – 25 September
  • Leeds – 23 October
  • London – 26 November
  • Glasgow – 10 December

Click here to book your place on any of the above workshops.

Watch a video of the workshop in action.


Advances, innovations and challenges in rheumatology nursing

Friday 28 June 2019, RCN HQ, London

The RCN Rheumatology Nursing Workshop 2019 event includes talks on ‘Understanding vasculitis and impact on inflammatory arthritis patients’ and ‘Understanding the JAK pathway – a new mode of action for rheumatology’.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • hear from leading experts on current issues and challenges facing rheumatology
  • gain an in-depth understanding of emerging drug therapies and the importance of drug monitoring
  • advance your knowledge and skills to deliver and promote excellence in care

Click here for the delegate booking form.

Thursday, 14 March 2019, in London

The workshop has been developed by GPs for GPs, and is aimed at furthering your practical skills to encourage best-practice MSK care with your patients. It includes a range of interactive, practical workshops focused on building expertise in MSK care.

The course is worth 12 CPD points if completed alongside the e-learning course.
The cost is £130+ VAT and delegates can sign up at

Versus Arthritis are delighted to announce that they’re now open for applications for the second round of the MSK Champions programme, a prestigious leadership development opportunity. 

Together with international business school Ashridge Executive Education, they created a bespoke leadership initiative, which will support you to become a Champion of musculoskeletal care. You’ll join a galvanized community of role models and ambassadors who champion change and work together to improve musculoskeletal care.

Are you passionate about leading change in MSK care?

If so, applications for the second cohort are now live and the programme will start in June 2019.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and how to apply please visit: or email

Key dates:

  • Monday 14th January – open for applications
  • Sunday 3rd March – deadline for applications
  • 29 March, 4 April, 5 April, 9 April, 12 April- interviews at our London office

Programme dates:

  • Online induction 23rd May at 10:00 am
  • Module 1 (residential at Ashridge) – 26-28 June 2019
  • Module 2 (residential at Ashridge) – 25-27 September 2019
  • Module 3 (residential at Ashridge) – 22-24 January 2020
  • Module 4 (residential at Ashridge) – 13-15 May 2020
  • Module 5 (residential at Ashridge) – 23-25 September 2020

NICE launched a bursary scheme for voluntary and community sector organisations for the 2019 NICE Annual Conference which is taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester on 9 May 2019.

The bursary offer

This year’s bursary package consists of a full day delegate pass to the conference worth £149 plus VAT. The bursary scheme is open to national voluntary and community sector organisations, local and regional Healthwatches, and can be applied for by completing and returning the application form. Further details of the bursary scheme and the application form are available on the NICE website bursary page.

The closing date for submitted applications is Friday 25 January 2019

NICE 2019 packs 12 hours of content into just one day:

  • Renowned keynote speakers, including conference host, clinician and broadcaster Dr Phil Hammond
  • Pills or prevention? Discuss whether transformative medicines or public health programmes will ensure the sustainability of the NHS
  • Case studies from the frontline on quality improvement
  • Future-focused parallel sessions exploring how the health and care landscape will be shaped by factors from genomics to Brexit in the coming years
  • Troubleshoot local implementation challenges with the NICE Field Team

View the 2019 NICE Annual Conference agenda for full programme of events.

BSRM are interested in understanding the variability between UK clinicians in the use of single dose local anaesthetics in intra-articular injections. Clinicians are invited to complete this 2-3 min survey at:

3rd BSRM National MSK Medicine and Rehabilitation course

The programme for physicians taking place in Leeds, 11-13 Feb, is available here in PDF.
Booking is via the BSRM website.

This 3-day course is aimed at physicians managing non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions and will appeal to those in rehabilitation medicine, sport and exercise medicine, rheumatology, pain medicine, radiology, orthopaedics and general practice.

The comprehensive course aims to cover both basics and advanced skills in musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation for those in training and established specialists in the area. Physicians who manage secondary musculoskeletal complications in their non-MSK practice are also likely to find the course useful.