Many NHS staff who would normally answer calls from patients are redeployed to the fight against coronavirus (covid-19). Patient charities continue to experience high volumes of calls from concerned people with musculoskeletal conditions. Patient charities are responding with specific information and guidance, including virtual Q&A and risk calculators.

Here’s a roundup of some of the online help people can refer to:

Fibromyalgia: www.fmauk.org/coronavirus

Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA): https://www.hypermobility.org/news/covid19-resources

National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS): https://www.nras.org.uk/coronavirus, https://nass.co.uk/news/coronavirus-advice-for-people-on-biologic-therapy/

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS):  https://www.nras.org.uk/coronavirus

Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK): https://www.sruk.co.uk/about-us/news/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-our-community/

Versus Arthritis: https://www.versusarthritis.org/news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19-what-is-it-and-where-to-go-for-information/

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