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NASS Research Fund returns for 2017

We are delighted to announce that the NASS Research Fund is back for 2017. We are calling on for applications to the fund which has been running since 2015, with funding awarded to 6 projects so far. Download an application form Download information for applicants The closing date for applications...


We're heading to West Lothian

We are delighted to invite you to an evening of education and discussion, with an opportunity to learn more about NASS West Lothian. The event will take place from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at the Paul Taylor Lecture Theatre at St John's Hospital, Livingston on 9 May 2017. With talks...


Walk Your AS Off 2017

Walk Your AS Off is now in it's 6th year! Walk Your AS Off is a community organisation which runs a virtual walk for people with AS every year. Virtual means you walk where you live and work without the need to attend an event. Walkers improve their health while raising awareness...


Bognor & Worthing to host information day

NASS Bognor Regis and NASS Worthing are holding an information day on Saturday 3 June. The event will take place at Yapton and Ford Village Hall from 11am until 3pm. It's the perfect opportunity to meet other people with AS while learning more about AS and how best to manage it. The programme...


NICE publishes Spondyloarthritis Guidelines

NASS has sucessfully campaigned for NICE to produce guidelines on spondyloarthritis Debbie Cook, Chief Executive at NASS has been a member of the Guideline Development Group working with NICE for over two years, particularly giving the patients’ perspective.  The Guideline was issued at the end of February 2017.  NASS will...


Join the party with NASS Up North!

Inspired by our Fab At 40 Party last year, NASS Derby are hosting their very own NASS Up North Party - and you're all invited! The event will be held on Saturday 7 October at Kedleston Park Golf Club. There will be a drinks reception, followed by a fantastic three...


NASS Members' Day 2017

Join NASS for Members’ Day 2017 in Sheffield This year Members Day will be held on 17 June at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, the home of Sheffield United Football Club.  To book please complete the form at the bottom of this page and then visit the NASS shop to pay the...


Prescription charges survey

NASS is a member of the Prescription Charges Coalition, which has launched a new survey looking at the ways in which prescription charges affect the lives of people in England with long-term conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis. At the moment, people in England with ankylosing spondylitis who work have...


Sent home with an unstable spinal fracture

Dr Linda Dykes, Consultant in Emergency Medicine has co-produced a blog with NASS Member Gareth Dwyer. It highlights the risk of unusual, spontaneous and dangerous fractures in AS that may occur with minimal or no trauma. The blog talks very honestly about Gareth's unsatisfactory visit to the Emergency Department,...


Interested in becoming a NASS trustee?

NASS is keen that its Council of Management (our Board of Trustees) reflects the whole of the diverse group of people that we serve. As most people know, the average age of onset of AS is 24 and we would love to encourage someone from this younger age group to be...

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