Purpose of the group
1. Seek to raise the awareness of ongoing issues affecting patients with Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions throughout Scotland:
to include access to services, conditions affecting children, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, relevant guidelines or an identified lack of guidance.
2. It will:
- aim to identify barriers to change and improvement - and the measures required to overcome those.
- liaise with appropriate agencies, academics and parliamentarians to consider and agree appropriate measures with a view to improvement of provision of health care and promotion of the health of people with arthritis and other musculo skeletal conditions
- influence policy decisions of the Scottish Government, local authorities and other appropriate agencies to ensure that adequate levels of resources are deployed to address chief issues.
- liaise with representatives from NHS Health Boards, Universities and other organisations as appropriate with regards to current relevant research,audit and reports
- develop links with appropriate officials, within UK Government on an as and when required basis.
Non MSP Individuals
Anne Simpson – secretariat
Dr Louise Bennet
Dr James Doonan
Dr Martin Dunbar
Friends of Highland Rheumatology Unit
Professor Colin Howie
Andrea Hynes- Whalley
Dr Rosemary Hollick
Professor Ian MacKinnes
Dr Alex Mavroeidi
Dr Elizabeth Murphy
Dr Ruth Richmond
Dr Stefan Siebert
Dr Uve Wolfram
Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry Scotland
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd
British Rheumatology Society
Community Pharmacy Scotland
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Scotland
Glasgow CaledonianUniversity/Rehabilitation/Musculoskeletal Health
College of Occupational Therapy Rheumatology Special Interest Group
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Polymyalgia Rheumatic/Giant Cell Arteritis Scotland
Queen Margaret University , Edinburgh /Nursing Division
Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children
Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Network
Scottish Society of Rheumatology
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