Joint of the Nation Report 2019

The PCRMM welcomes the Joint of the Nation Report into the challenges the UK faces from arthritis between now and 2030. The PCRMM is at the forefront of improving the musculoskeletal medicine skills of primary care teams across the country for the benefit of better treatment for patients with arthritis.

The report predicts that by 2030 there will be 17 million people in the UK with arthritis placing an unprecedented burden on an already overstretched NHS.

As the PCRMM and our Trustee Dr Alastair Dickson say in the report:
To be effective in the treatment of arthritis requires us to look at the social determinants of osteoarthritis and how best to keep patients active. This requires new ways of working in primary care teams with our mental and social care colleagues. Understanding the patient, their lives and their needs will allow us to help them with their self- management and tailor treatment to their needs.

Full report here: Joint Health of the Nation Report 2019

Welcome to the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society

The PCRMM was created in 1986 by a group of General Practitioners with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology.

The PCRMM's objectives are to:

  • Improve knowledge & education of musculoskeletal & rheumatology disorders in primary care
  • Improve & maintain standards of care provided for patients
  • Develop educational standards for providers in musculoskeletal medicine & rheumatology
  • Work to build partnerships with other providers of musculoskeletal & rheumatology care
  • Undertake research

The PCRMM is recognised as an important source of advice, education, ideas and initiatives in musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology in primary care. The PCRMM works with both patient and professional groups in this field. The PCRMM is regularly asked to contribute to NICE guideline and technology submissions.

The Society runs an annual, friendly conference each November aimed at all GPs, including specific sessions for GP Trainees. There are also additional educational events throughout the year.

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