ARMA - the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance - is the UK umbrella association bringing together support groups, professional bodies and research organisations in the field of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Stoke ARMA brings together patients, patient groups & health professionals to work to improve local musculoskeletal services. We -

  • Monitor local service provision
  • Identify, and campaign on local service issues using the ARMA Standards of Care and other policy initiatives
  • Provide a shared forum for service users, providers and planners

Did you know...?

  • At least 8.5 million people in the UK have 'Arthritis' - the term commonly used for musculoskeletal conditions involving bone, joint and connective tissue.
  • It is the single largest cause of disability in the UK. There are over 200 types of musculoskeletal condition, from more common conditions such as back pain, to rarer diseases like scleroderma.
  • These can affect anyone of any age including children, & cause chronic pain and disability.