Last updated:17th November 2016

The AS Pathway

Inflammatory Arthritis Patient Information Pathway

This a guide to what information is available and might be useful for you at every key stage of your journey, from first symptoms to specialist care.

NASS provide information for people with ankylosing spondylitis (axial spondyloarthritis) (AS).

If you think you may have a different form of inflammatory arthritis then head back to the Arthritis Research UK website.

Step 1 : Recognising symptoms before seeking help

You may have symptoms but haven't yet talked to your GP.

Step 2: Visiting the GP for the first time

Step 3: Seeing the specialist for the first time following referral

Step 4: Tests, treatments and information

Step 5: Ongoing care

Step 6: Long term disease and complications