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.
Next meeting: 10 February 2021
This meeting will be held virtually at 6pm. Anyone wishing to attend must contact [email protected] in advance of the meeting.
Non MSP Individuals
Anne Simpson – secretariat
Dr Louise Bennet
Dr James Doonan
Friends of Highland Rheumatology Unit
Dr Rosemary Hollick
Dr Rosemary Hollick
Professor Colin Howie
Andrea Hynes- Whalley
Professor Ian MacKinnes
Dr Alex Mavroeidi
Dr Elizabeth Murphy
Mr Alan Murray
Professor Stuart Ralston
Dr Ruth Richmond
Professor Stefan Siebert
Dr Uwe 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 Axial Spondyloarthritis 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
UCB Pharma Ltd
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