Bone and Joint Week

Get involved in Bone and Joint Week

Things to do and resources
for Bone and Joint Week 2021

Whether you’re a commissioner, transformation lead, health professional, GP, employer or policy lead, find resources on this page for improving musculoskeletal health including practical webinars, pathways, core MSK offer, prevention strategies and more.

Visit the BJW 2021 Resources page

12-20 October 2021

Now more than ever campaign

Every October, Bone and Joint Week helps get people thinking about one of the most widespread and pressing health issues of our times – musculoskeletal health. Now more than ever, good musculoskeletal health helps our wellbeing get back on track. As we rebuild our activity and how we work, eat and feel, having the best musculoskeletal health helps us live better.

After more than a year of uncertainly, stress, inactivity, gym and swimming pool closures, weight gain and changed routines, many struggle with their physical and mental health.

Supporting good musculoskeletal health facilitates better health and wellbeing for individuals, life goals, work, helps communities thrive, advances equality, can help painful conditions, reduces disability, helping people move more and keep well mentally.

When is it taking place?

12-20 October annually. 12-20 October annually. Every day we’ll be tweeting an infographic highlighting an important aspect of bone, joint and muscle health. During the week, there are a number of global awareness days taking place during the week as well. This is the schedule:

12 October: World Arthritis Day

13 October

14 October: Physical Activity

15 October

16 October: World Spine Day

17 October

18 October

19 October: World Paediatric Bone & Joint Day

20 October: World Osteoporosis Day

How can you get involved?

Everyone can get involved in Bone and Joint Week, it’s easy. It’s a social media-led campaign using #BoneJointWeek, with daily infographics. You can retweet the infographics and blogs and share the vlogs from health and care leaders.

More information

Again, we’ll be using the hashtag #BoneJointWeek so please include it in all your social media activity. And keep an eye on what’s going on by following @WeAreARMA on Twitter.