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

Belimumab (Benlysta) approved for restricted use in NHS Scotland

On Monday 8th May 2017 the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) published new advice accepting the restricted use of belimumab (Benlysta) by NHS Scotland for lupus patients. This advice was published following a re-submission with evidence supplied by GlaxoSmithKline (the producers of Benlysta) and LUPUS UK on behalf of patients.   Belimumab is the first drug …Read More

Updated LUPUS UK Publications

In the past month LUPUS UK has published updated versions of three of our information leaflets/booklets. These publications were updated to ensure that they meet the requirements of the Information Standard and reflected the most up-to-date evidence. Physical copies are available to order free of charge from LUPUS UK National Office, or you can read/download …Read More

SEM services can deliver much needed MSK cost savings to the NHS

Disease Risk Reduction via Regular Physical Activity Heart Disease 40% Stroke 27% Colon Cancer 25% Breast Cancer 24% Type 2 Diabetes 30% Hypertension 50% Source:  A Fresh Approach in Practice – NHS North West and the FSEM UK 2011 The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has responded to the Scottish Parliament Health …Read More

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