national-welsh-assembly-iconThe very first Statement of Opinion in the new Welsh Assembly following the elections was tabled to welcome Arthritis Care Week and to recognise the impact of arthritis in Wales.

Twenty four Assembly Members have signed the statement to engage with Arthritis Care to improve understanding, recognition, support and services for people living with arthritis in Wales. The statement can be viewed here.

On the 13th June 2016, The National Assembly for Wales Research Service published an article ‘Arthritis & musculoskeletal conditions – chronically under prioritised?‘ as part of their ‘In Brief’ blog series, which posts short, topical and accessible articles on issues of interest to Assembly Members and their staff.

The article highlights how stakeholders want to see more timely access to the right treatments and services for people with arthritis and chronic MSK conditions, and urge a greater focus on prevention and early intervention. The article goes on to recognise the joint campaign between Arthritis Care Wales and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for an updated Action Plan for Arthritis.

The full article can be found here.

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