Other Local Networks:
East Dorset
North Wales

This is the page for the ARMA Network for Scotland.Arthritis in Scotland

Local Contacts:

Angela Donaldson-Bruce
Scotland Director, Arthritis Care
Email: AngelaD@arthritiscare.org.uk

Alan McGinley
Policy & Engagement Manager, Arthritis Care Scotland
Email: AlanM@arthritiscare.org.uk  


The aims of the local networks are to:

– Monitor local service provision
– Identify and campaign on local service issues using the ARMA Standards of Care and other policy initiatives
– Provide a shared forum for service users, providers and planners

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Recent Posts from ARMA Scotland

Arthritis Research UK: Conferences and MSK Calculator

Party conferences The Arthritis Research UK Policy and Public Affairs team attended the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat party conferences in England and the SNP conference in Scotland. Notable meetings include Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State at the DWP, the Labour shadow health team and Aileen Campbell Minister for Public Health and Sport at Holyrood. …Read More

‘Who Cares’ – NRAS launches new report exploring social care and people with RA in Scotland

89% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in Scotland say condition affects their daily activities yet unaware of eligibility for help with care and support from their local council. The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS), today publishes ‘Who Cares? A report on the health and perceived social care needs of people with rheumatoid arthritis in Scotland’. …Read More

Secukinumab recommended by NICE for Ankylosing Spondylitis

NASS are delighted to hear that NICE has recommended secukinumab (Cosentyx®) as an option for treating active AS in adults whose disease has responded inadequately to conventional therapy (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or TNF-alpha inhibitors). This recommendation has been published by NICE in what is called a Final Appraisal Determination (FAD). This means that there is still the possibility that …Read More

Arthritis Research UK Report on Physical activity provision

Arthritis Research UK have provided ARMA with the latest draft of this report which summarises the evidence of the benefits of physical activity for people living with arthritis and MSK conditions, and asked for feedback by September 2nd. The report has been circulated among a wide range of stakeholders including organisations responsible for commissioning and …Read More

Arthritis champions campaign, Scotland

By the time the polls closed, 93 candidates from across all major parties had agreed to become Arthritis Champions. 39 Arthritis Champions have been elected, 30% of all MSPs. This gives us a sizeable base of support to build on within the Scottish Parliament over the next 5 years.  A third of the main ruling …Read More

What People Living with Arthritis in Scotland Want from their Politicians

In January-February this year Arthritis Care Scotland (ACS) undertook a survey of people living with arthritis, which would inform the ACS manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections.  In addition to questions about health and support, the survey asked respondents what they wanted from the next Scottish Parliament. The result is five key steps: Improved understanding …Read More

Manifesto and Arthritis Champion campaign in Scotland

Ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary election on 5th May 2016, Arthritis Research UK has developed a manifesto for Scotland, and is running a campaign giving people with arthritis the chance to ask their local election candidates to become Arthritis Champions, fighting for a fair deal for people living in pain. The Deputy leader of Scottish …Read More