AS it is - next step launched

On 18 November NASS was delighted to attend the Houses of Parliament in a reception hosted by Huw Irranca Davies MP to launch the next steps in our AS it is campaign.The reception was also an opportunity to thank...


Self Care Week 2014

NASS is supporting Self Care Week 2014 As part of the NASS AS it is campaign we are lobbying for better access to physiotherapy. Our 2013 survey of people in the UK with AS found  60% were unable to access...


New medication made available in Wales

NASS are delighted to announce that certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®) has been recommended as an option for use within NHS Wales. The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) contacted NASS about certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®) in summer 2014. They asked us...


Edgar Stene Prize 2015

EULAR is delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 Edgar Stene Prize. The prize is given annually to the writer of the best essay from submissions all around Europe by people living with a musculoskeletal condition, including ankylosing...


Novartis reports positive results for secukinumab in AS

Secukinumab is an IL-3 inhibitor. It works by stopping the action interleukin IL-A, a protein which is thought to be important in inflammatory diseases. The manufacturer, Novartis, has been conducting clinical trials among around 600 AS patients.The clinical trials...


Get arty with Artisans this Christmas

Give someone a gift that gives back this Christmas with 'Artisans' NASS member and amateur photographer Tim Allen has combined his passion for photography and support for NASS by producing his second photo book to raise money for NASS....


An opportunity with the British Pain Society

The British Pain Society Patient Liaison Committee is looking for new members to join the committee. To apply you must be a layperson (not medically trained or working/having worked in a profession allied to medicine) with an interest in...


Back to Action - we want your views!

  Have you downloaded or bought Back to Action, our guide to exercising safely in the gym? If so we want to hear your views. NASS is looking to expand the book and app in 2015 but we need...


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...


NASS Bognor and Sebastian join ranks to spread the word

Sebastian Cunningham exclaims he had an awesome time visiting NASS Bognor Regis last month in an article published in the Bognor Regis Observer. Anthony Tuffin, NASS Bognor Regis Chairman, invited Sebastian along to one of their weekly sessions so he...