Good musculoskeletal health – now more than ever

Things to do and resources
for Bone and Joint Week

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 Resources page

What is Bone and Joint Week?

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 and, in these unprecedented times, good musculoskeletal health is so important, now more than ever.

The coronavirus covid-19 pandemic changed the roadmap for achieving good musculoskeletal health. During covid-19, cancelled treatments, limited access, increased waiting times in pain, lockdown effect on mental wellbeing, exercise and weight-gain were all obstacles to good musculoskeletal health.

To reach our goal of better years of life in good health, free from disability, pain and inequality, now, more than ever, we need to support good musculoskeletal health. To get back on track, people need timely treatment, support to manage their own musculoskeletal health, and ability to move more and keep well mentally. More resources are needed to enable people to have timely access to treatment and support.

When is it taking place?

12-20 October annually

Who should get involved?

Everyone can get involved in Bone and Joint Week, especially if you look after a community. It’s a social media-led campaign using #BoneJointWeek, so getting involved is easy, with daily infographics that can be retweeted, blogs and vlogs to share.

So add the date to your calendar, and encourage ambassadors in your organisation to write blogs and articles on good, lifelong musculoskeletal health. Your trust, council, professional body, research organisation or charity could easily retweet the daily infographics, or write some top tips for musculoskeletal health or ask you CEO to blog.

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 or visit our website www.arma.uk.net.