We're raising awareness at a major rheumatology conference

NASS are attending the British Society for Rheumatology Conference this week. Rheumatology 2015 is the largest conference of its kind in the UK. Over 2000 rheumatologists, rheumatology nurses and physiotherapists from all over the UK will come together to...


Magnificant 8 take on Marathon

Good luck to our eight amazing runners in the London Marathon on Sunday Whether you are watching in the streets or on TV, the names and faces to look out for are: Matt Brock who was diagnosed with AS last...


World AS Day

It's World AS Day on Saturday 2 May We need your help! Let's give AS the awareness it deserves.  You might want to keep it simple and just let your friends know more about AS. You could facebook or...


Visit our new Garden Patch!

We're excited to launch our new Garden Patch blog. NASS member and keen gardener, Colin Richards, has started his own gardening blog with NASS to share his stories about gardening while living with AS. In his debut post, Colin lets...


General Election 2015

Help us give AS a voice in the next government The general election takes place on 7 May and you may get candidates and party canvassers knocking on your door. Why not take the opportunity to raise awareness about...


Newly diagnosed? Sign up for AS & You Portsmouth

We're 4 events into our AS & You schedule! So far they have been excellent events - everyone has learned so much about their condition or their partner's condition.  The events are specially designed for people who have been diagnosed...


Get your new and updated NASS guides

We have updated the NASS guidebook. The updated 2015 version includes information on axial spondyloarthritis and new exercises. You can download your copy now. We will be able to send out hard copies of the guidebook after our move on...


Team NASS take on 100km Challenge

Join the walk from capital to coast This May, three of the NASS team are heading from London to Brighton on foot - a distance of 100km! From May 23 to 24, Laura, Joe and Amardeep will walk the London2Brighton Challenge,...


Walk your AS off in May

Walk Your AS Off runs from 1 May 2015 to 31 May 2015. The aim is to: Improve your AS and fitness through walking each day Raise awareness of AS among your friends and colleagues Raise money for NASS How...


Smoking associated with lower response to anti TNF therapy

New research published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases indicates that people with axial spondyloarthris (including AS) who smoke, respond less well to anti TNF therapy than non-smokers. In this study of 698 patients with confirmed axial spondyloarthritis who were...