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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

The Versus Arthritis Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care one day Workshop has been developed for primary care health professionals to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in delivering high quality care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The workshops are largely split into three sections: Spine, lower limb and upper limb, with an overview of a range of musculoskeletal conditions. The workshop is hands-on and focuses on patient assessment and examination, diagnosis and support. See the workshop in action here.

The remaining workshop dates for 2019 are:

Wednesday 25 September – London
Wednesday 23 October – Leeds
Tuesday 26 November – London
Tuesday 10 December – Glasgow

For more information or to book your place please visit www.coreskillsinmsk.co.uk.

 

by Jonathan Canty, Policy Officer, Versus Arthritis

The second cohort of MSK Champions at Versus Arthritis has started their 18-month leadership development programme at the well renowned Ashridge business school. Through the skills acquired on the programme, mentorship and a multi-disciplinary network of peers, the Champions will be supported and coached to drive forward a local service-improvement project to improve MSK health care provisions in their local area.

“It has already given the confidence to face difficult situations that potentially stand in the way of improving care. I think the programme will give me a lifelong network of like-minded individuals who will be happy to offer support/mentorship. Our projects will improve the care for patients but more importantly the personal changes we are experiencing will be lifelong and so will they drive long-lasting improvements for those MSK conditions.” (MSK Champion, 2019)

Versus Arthritis are delighted to announce they will be recruiting their third cohort of MSK Champions in the spring next year (to start in November 2020) so watch this space. Join their professional network to be the first to hear about being a 2020 Champion!

Read more about the professional network, an active community that brings together healthcare professionals to transform care for people with arthritis.

 

Please find below upcoming dates for the Versus Arthritis Core Skills in MSK workshops.

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.

  • 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.

The application window for the Aspiring to Excellence award programme is nearing its end, with a deadline of 31 July. The programme is a strategic partnership between NASS, BRITSpA and sponsoring companies AbbVie, Novartis and UCB, designed to encourage and recognise service improvement in axial SpA (AS) care.

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Visit the NASS website for details on how to apply. For further information please contact annamcgilvray@nass.co.uk.

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 www.coreskillsinmsk.co.uk.

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
    practitioners
  • 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.