Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
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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.

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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: www.versusarthritis.org/mskchampions or email champions@versusarthritis.org

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:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KXRFQWN

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.

Teesside University and the Society for Promoting Chiropractic Education (SPCE) are delighted to announce the start of a new chiropractic course. Subject to regulatory clearances, the course will begin in Autumn 2019.

This is a major development as it is the first chiropractic course in the North East of the country and will continue to enhance and increase the opportunities for the profession, not just locally but also nationally.

Teesside University has world-class training and research facilities for musculoskeletal (MSK) healthcare, especially in physiotherapy and sports science. These outstanding facilities are nationally and internationally renowned. The course will be an integral part of the School of Health & Social Care offer and, will benefit greatly from inter-professional learning.

Marion Grieves, Dean of the School of Health & Social Care, said: “MSK healthcare is a significant and increasing demand on the health system and the economy. We believe that tackling this issue with the aid of highly trained professionals will be a major priority for the country in the coming years and we are proud to be part of this development. The chiropractic course fits extremely well with our existing offers within the school. Teesside students benefit from state-of-art facilities on and off-campus, supporting them to lead fulfilling academic and social lives”.

Satjit Singh, Chief Executive of SPCE commented: “As first contact, non-surgical spine specialists, chiropractors have a significant role in dealing with the MSK crisis the country faces. Training chiropractors in one of the country’s leading universities, is a major step in that direction. We look forward to supporting Teesside University in developing a world-class course, which will meet the aspirations of the patients, profession and students.”

Versus Arthritis is delighted to announce that they will shortly be 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, Versus Arthritis has 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 advocate change and work together to improve musculoskeletal care.

Are you passionate about leading change in MSK care?

If so, applications for the second cohort go live on Monday 14 January 2019 and the programme will start in June 2019.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and how to apply, please email us at: champions@versusarthritis.org
or visit the healthcare professionals’ page on the versus arthritis website.

Key dates:

  • Monday 14 January – open for applications
  • Sunday 3 March – deadline for applications
  • w/c 25 March – interviews
  • w/c 1 April – interviews

Programme dates:

  • Online induction 23 May @ 10:00
  • 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

 

The future of community MSK and social prescribing

22-24 November 2018
Park Inn Hotel, York

An educational programme of lectures and workshops for GPs, trainees and other members of the practice team to help develop core skills in musculoskeletal care.

This year we will also be running the ever-popular Joint Injection Sessions using Thiel-embalmed specimens of the hand, wrist, and the elbow.

Lectures:-

  • Physical Activity
  • Sports Medicine
  • Chronic Pain Surgery and use of Opioids
  • The new community GPSI MSK Team

Workshops:-

  • Is pain self-management your first choice, or last resort?
  • When does foot pain become arthritis?
  • NICE Guidelines for SpA – Spondyloarthritis
  • Gout – experiences developing an MDT, nurse-led clinic approach in primary care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ultrasound
  • Choosing Wisely – Shared Decision Making
  • Orthopaedic examination and case histories
  • Chronic Pain

A friendly hands-on conference for GPs, Trainees and all members of the practice team.

Full programme and application form at:
www.pcrsociety.org/events/144

Contact:
Helen Livesley
PCR Society
PO Box 42, Northallerton
North Yorkshire DL7 8YG
Email: helen@pcrsociety.org
Telephone: 01609 774794

New dates from the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

03 July 2019 – BMAS House, Northwich (South Manchester)

10 Sept 2019 – NCVO, London N1 9RL

A one-day course on acupuncture as a treatment for osteoarthritis, focussing on the hip, knee and other large joints.  Includes lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions to refresh existing skills to improve your expertise in this field.

This course is for regulated health professionals who use acupuncture in their practice and would like to revise or improve their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with osteoarthritis.

Lecturer: Dr Mike Cummings

Price from £155

Foundation courses in western medical acupuncture are also available.

Book online via the website.
Tel: 01606 786782   Email: admin@thebmas.com.
BMAS House, 2/3 Winnington Court, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1AQ

Improving MSK Medicine & Rheumatology

Starts: Thursday, 22 November 2018 – 09:00
Ends: Saturday, 24 November 2018 – 13:00

Special Joint Injection Session (Pre-booked)
with speakers Drs Alan Walker, Arthur Mone, Simon McGraw and Ms Kirsty Smith.

Following the previous interest in injection workshops using cadavers, this year the PCRS is running
workshops on Thursday morning and afternoon, the first day of the Annual Conference.
As well as the traditional formalin preparations, there will also be Thiel-embalmed specimens this time, which give a flexible and more life-like experience. The hand, wrist, and the elbow regions will be featured. Our team of PCRS presenters will be joined by Kirsty Smith, specialist hand physiotherapist, who will add her insights to the subject.

Lectures:
Physical activity – Dr Jean Wong
The new community GPSI MSK Team – Dr Alastair Dickson
John Dickson Memorial Lecture: Chronic pain, surgery and use of opioids – lessons and evidence from low back pain studies – Mr Diarmaid Ferguson

This year’s workshops:
Is pain self-management your first choice, or last resort? – Pete Moore
Osteoporosis – Zoe Paskins, Keele
When does foot pain become arthritis? – Jill Halstead-Rastrick
NICE Guidelines for SpA- Spondyloarthritis -Who to refer to rheumatology: what to look out for and
what to do – Nicky Goodson
Developing the FSEM-PCR diploma. Discussion re the curriculum and developing it further – Jean
Wong & Andrew Jackson
Choosing Wisely – Shared Decision Making – David Pilbury
Gout – experiences developing an MDT, nurse-led clinic approach in primary care – Alastair Dickson
Ultrasound – Lucy Douglas/Tony Mitchell
Chronic pain/fibromyalgia – Mike Horsfield
Orthopaedic examination and case histories – Louise Warburton & Sukhman Kalra

Delegate booking:
Venue: Park Inn Hotel, North Street, York, YO1 6JF
Download this year’s event programme and booking application form (both PDF).
Visit the pcrsociety.org events page for details and enquiries.