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:


Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA):

National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS):,

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS):

Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK):

Versus Arthritis:

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