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Latest edition! ARMA Newletter | Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Alliance | March 2019
“Harnessing a collective focus to transform MSK services”
CEO update by Sue Brown:
Prevention: putting MSK centre stage
Prevention seems to have been the theme of my February. The possibility that a lot of the pain and disability of MSK conditions might be prevented, and that this is being taken seriously is an exciting prospect.
Excerpt from Sue Brown’s CEO update: Read more via the newsletter link button below
In this issue
Time for the final Cinderella to attend the ball?
Musculoskeletal support professionals in the community
by Dr Rob Hampton, GP and Occupational Physician
When measuring their negative impact on employment, self-reported wellbeing and day-to-day function, chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions are every bit as invasive as other chronic conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and COPD.
Time for the final Cinderella to attend the ball? by Dr Rob Hampton, GP and Occupational Physician
Webinar: How to integrate mental and physical healthcare for long term musculoskeletal conditions
Friday 29 March 2019, 3:00pm
The importance of integrating psychosocial care into the treatment of long term musculoskeletal conditions is well established. What would this look like in practice?
Webinar: Managing child bearing with chronic MSK disease
Wednesday 3 April 2019, 2.30pm
Managing women of child bearing potential living with chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease
Fragility Fracture Network UK hip meeting
FFN UK hip fracture review meeting at Wolfson College, Oxford on 8 May 2019.
New infographics for AHPs summarise NICE guidance
New online infographic posters summarising the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance relevant to allied health professionals are now available online.
Making Connections with NASS Voices
In 2018 NASS held two community engagement conferences called NASS Voices, in Scotland and Northern Ireland, aiming to bring together people with axial SpA (AS), their families and friends, local rheumatologists, nurses, physiotherapists and others interested in the condition.
MSK Core Offer
ARMA has welcomed the inclusion of references to MSK in the NHS Long Term Plan.
Public Health letter
In early February, ARMA was one of 55 signatories to an open letter published in The Times newspaper from the Association of Directors of Public Health.
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