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

“Harnessing a collective focus to transform MSK services”

CEO update: The NHS Long-Term Plan – it’s what happens next that matters

The first reference to musculoskeletal health comes early on, (para 1.17) but seems to be mostly about frailty and older people. Great, I thought as I read this, but MSK isn’t just about older people.

Excerpt from Sue Brown’s CEO update: Read more via the newsletter link button below

In this issue

Guest Blog:
Keep on personalising care
by Sarah Duncan, Head of Clinical Policy, NHS England

I learned that managing pain was less about giving a treatment to a passive recipient and more about collaborating and working with them.

Excerpt from’s Sarah’s guest blog – Keep on personalising care,
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Webinar:

Everything you wanted to know about setting up a Musculoskeletal Service but were afraid to ask!

Sign up for the webinar rescheduled for 15 February 2019 at 12.30 – 1.30pm
The rescheduled webinar on Friday 15 February 2019 describes the set-up of the Telford Musculoskeletal Service and some of the problems encountered along the way, with the solutions used.
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Member Posts

Versus Arthritis gives evidence to a Lords Committee about the social care needs of people with arthritis


Developments from the RCN Rheumatology Forum strategy meetings


RCN Rheumatology Forum workshop


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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

Excerpt:
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.


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ARMA WEBINARS

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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!
This is postponed from 5 October 2018, 12.30 – 1.30

Webinar: Setting up a MSK Service

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