Our vision is for people to live active lives, free from the impact of arthritis.

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Welcome to Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action is the only UK charity offering hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition. We offer our Members healthy eating advice, physical therapies, exercise tips and pain management techniques whether or not they are having medical treatment. See the benefits of membership, or sign up to receive our free electronic Newsletter.

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      We offer our Members the opportunity to have physical therapies with our network of healthcare professionals called Associated Practitioners (APs). These professionals are qualified as osteopaths, chartered physiotherapists, McTimoney chiropractors and acupuncturists.

      To find your nearest AP, just put in your postcode and the nearest practitioners (in a radius of 30 miles) will appear as flags on the map. Please click on the flags to find out more details about each practitioner. Alternatively, just click on the flags in your area of the country.

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      Our work is funded solely by donations. We rely on the money you provide to enable us to support people to manage their arthritis. Whatever you can give makes a huge difference. For more information on how your money helps click here

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      Jan
      29
      Mon
      Dame Carol Black talk @ ARMA Annual Lecture @ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
      Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      We are excited to announce Arthritis Action is sponsoring this year’s annual lecture by Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), with a talk by Dame Carol Black, who will be reviewing the progress to date, as outlined in the recent government paper ‘Improving Lives: the future of work, health and disability, and the other actions, tools and guidance needed to make progress’.

      The lecture will take place at 6pm on the 29th January, at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and you can book tickets here.

      About Dame Carol Black

      Professor Dame Carol Black is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, expert adviser on health and work at Public Health England, expert adviser to NHS England on the health and wellbeing of NHS staff and Chairman of the Nuffield Trust for Research and Policy Studies in Health Services.  She is also a member of the Welsh Government’s Bevan Commission on health in Wales. She has recently completed for the Prime Minister an independent review of the impact of addiction to drugs, alcohol or obesity on employment and the benefits system.

      About 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. Our member organisations include patient support groups, research charities and national professional bodies.

      Jan
      30
      Tue
      London Arthritis Action Group
      Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      We look forward to welcoming you to the first London Arthritis Action Group of 2018.

      Feb
      1
      Thu
      Eastbourne Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Eastbourne Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our next Eastbourne Arthritis Action Group to  meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: Leonie Prowles:  Extended Scope Practitioner at Sussex MSK Partnership East

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Feb
      5
      Mon
      Ferndown Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Ferndown Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our Ferndown  Arthritis Action Group to  meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: Kim Pouliase –  Podiatrist in Rheumatology (Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust) 

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Kent Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
      Kent Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our next Kent Arthritis Action Group to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: Claire Cooke – Cognitive Behaviour Therapist – Think Action 

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Feb
      6
      Tue
      Staines Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Staines Arthritis Action Group

      Please come along to our next Staines Arthritis Action Group to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Speaker: Nancy Berry – Public Health Manager at Spelthorne Leisure Centre. 

       

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

       

      Feb
      7
      Wed
      Norwich Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Norwich Arthritis Action Group

      Our first Norwich Arthritis Action Group this year will provide an opportunity to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Our speaker this month will be Katherine Dyer, Clinical Nurse Manager, Pain Management Service at Norwich University Hospital who will be presenting a talk on how to approach pain management without focusing on medication-based methods.

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.

      Feb
      9
      Fri
      SME Warrington @ Warrington
      Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm
      SME Warrington @ Warrington | United Kingdom

      We are very excited to announce that for the first time, we will be hosting one of our Self-Management Events (SME) in Warrington!

      Programme:

      Day 1 (9th Feb) – 18:00 – 20:30

      Day 2 (10th Feb) – 14:00 – 16.30

      Location:  Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, Orford, Warrington, WA2 8HE

      You can book here:

      or send us an email at info@arthritisaction.org.ukor call us on 020 3781 7120  for more information.

      Please note, we have high demand for our events, so book as early as you can, to avoid disappointment!
      Feb
      12
      Mon
      Coventry Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Coventry Arthritis Action Group

      Our first Coventry Arthritis Action Group this year will provide an opportunity to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Our speaker this month will be Claire Toone from the FIbromyalgia Support Group in Coventry, presenting a talk on how to support people with fibromyalgia.

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place. 

      Feb
      13
      Tue
      Leicester Arthritis Action Group
      Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Leicester Arthritis Action Group

      Our first Leicester Arthritis Action Group this year will provide an opportunity to meet others living in your area with arthritis, share hints and tips and  to let us know what you would like to gain from the Self-Management Approach.

      Our speakers this month will be Yusuf Mangera and Barbara PonciaCognitive Behavioural Therapists (IAPT), Open Mind Service Nottingham NHS Trust who will be presenting a talk on the long-term conditions they have a specialist interest in.

      Interested? Attendance is Free for Members, £2 for non-Members – Please call us now on 02037 817120 – or email us: info@arthritisaction.org.uk to reserve your place.