Patients with long-term conditions are not satisfied with care

Almost a third of patients with long-term conditions are not satisfied with their care, according to a new survey by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR). The research published on 18 September 2014 shows that more empowered patients feel...


And the Winner is....

Thank you to everyone who entered the NASS Summer Raffle 2014 and helped raise a magnificent £9,000 for NASS. Your support will enable us to continue our great work for people living with AS. The lucky winners were drawn...


Be a Flu Fighter

For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it's not serious. If you are otherwise healthy, you will usually recover from flu within a week. However, certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis...


Success for Back Pain Roadshow in Bath

The Don't Turn Your Back On It campaign moved to Bath on Saturday 13 September to raise awareness of inflammatory back pain and the impact it can have on people's lives. Debbie Cook, NASS Chief Executive and Raj Mahapatra (NASS Chairman) were on...


AS & You

We were delighted to launch AS & You with our first event in Birmingham last night (18 September). The events are specially designed for people who have been diagnosed in the past 18 months and family to come along,...


Join the Great NASS Bake Off!

Help NASS celebrate National Cupcake week between 15-21 September and indulge that sweet tooth whilst raising money and spreading the word about NASS. To make sure this week is a cake-walk and that you get a slice of the...


RCGP improves GP knowledge of AS

The Royal College of General Practitioners is running a one day training course aimed at GPs, GP Trainee, GP Trainers or educators, Practice nurses and Practice managers focussing on musculoskeletal conditions, including AS. Dr Louise Warbuton will be teaching...


People with AS compromising their health to keep their jobs, new report reveals

The government, the NHS, and employers are failing to provide the necessary support for people with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as AS, to stay in work. This is according to a new report released today (Friday 5 September)...


The journey to diagnosis

A really interesting new research paper has just been published in Musculoskeletal Care: 'The Journey to Diagnosis in AS/Axial SpA: The Impact of Delay'. Authored by Jane Martindale and Lynne Goodacre looks in detail at the journey to diagnosis...


Friday Fundraising Focus

Friday 5th September 2014 Welcome to the latest edition of the NASS Friday Fundraising Focus for a roundup of all our supporters' fantastic fundraising exploits and a look ahead to this weekend's Great North Run 2014. The Fab Four...