Latest edition! ARMA Newletter | Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Alliance | December 2018

“Harnessing a collective focus to transform MSK services”

In this issue

Guest Blog

AHPs – Developing new models to support system challenges by Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England

Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England – from newsletter

‘2018 has seen acknowledgement of ‘the Brilliance of AHPs’ by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England and development of a number of work areas which have highlighted how AHPs can support the challenges faced by the Health and Social care system in England.’

Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England | AHPs – Developing new models to support system challenges

Annual Lecture 2018 ~21 November 2018

Opening lines:
‘Introduced by Sue Brown ARMA CEO and Liam O’Toole, CEO, Versus Arthritis, who partnered with ARMA for the flagship lecture, the three presenters delivered speeches that did not disappoint the rapt audience of health professionals, commissioners, patients, public and NHS health officials and, of course, parkrunners.’

Alliance releases MSK and Mental Health Policy Position Paper

This policy position paper on musculoskeletal and mental health identifies a number of areas where patient, professional and research organisations and experts in mental and musculoskeletal conditions felt that there is particular scope for improvement. 

MSK services survey – Please let us know what is happening locally

MSK services survey – Please let us know what is happening locally

As part of our Clinical Networks Project, ARMA wants to find out what is happening to improve MSK services across England in order to see how we can best target our support for improvements.

Who are ARMA? >>>

The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is the umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK, and our mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions.

We have 40 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.

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Awaiting rescheduling ~ Webinar: Setting up a MSK Service

Everything you wanted to know about setting up a Musculoskeletal Service but were afraid to ask!
postponed from 5 October 2018, 12.30 – 1.30

Webinar: Setting up a MSK Service

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Heard about the new MSK Hub ?

‘It’s a tool for sharing knowledge and collaboration, an online library of resources. If you know of reports, evidence, guidelines that should be posted, please let those authors and organisations know they can add content.’

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