New Healthcare at Home support website

A number of NASS members have contacted us about problems with deliveries of their anti TNF therapy from Healthcare at Home. Debbie Cook, NASS Chief Executive, arranged a meeting with Healthcare at Home to highlight these problems and make representations on...


Members' Day - 21 June 2014

Come along to our Members' Day (formerly the Patient Conference) and AGM on Saturday 21 June at King's College, London Bridge. This year sees a change in the format to our flagship annual event - more learning, more interaction...


Inflammatory arthritis patients want more psychological and emotional support

New research has found a high demand for help to cope with the social and emotional implications of inflammatory arthritis among patients. The study, which will be presented at Rheumatology 2014 this month, found that patients need more support...


Friday Fundraising Times

Friday Fundraising Times 14th April 2014 Welcome to the latest edition of the NASS Friday Fundraising Times for our weekly focus on our supporters' fantastic fundraising exploits. Morph Man and Matthew's Marathon Mission Well done to Matthew Hocken and...


Top NHS Consultant Walks 100km for NASS

Let's all get behind Dr Chris Deighton (pictured below), the outgoing President of the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) who is taking on the gruelling London2Brighton challenge on 24/25 May 2014 in aid of NASS.  When asked why he is supporting...


700,000 people in the UK have inflammatory back pain

A research paper published in Rheumatology (2014; 53: 161-164) has shed new light on the estimated number of people in the UK suffering with inflammatory back pain. Inflammatory back pain (IBP) is the earliest and most common symptom of...


Hydrotherapy more effective than land based physiotherapy for AS

NASS members often tell us that they find hydrotherapy (exercising in warm water) the best type of exercise for their AS. Now some new research has been published which shows that hydrotherapy is more effective for ankylosing spondylitis than land based physiotherapy. The...


Welcome to the team

We announced recently that Jill Hamilton had been promoted to the role of Development Manager.  This left a vacant post of Membership and Fundraising Officer.  We are delighted to welcome Joe Murray to the role.  NASS Chief Executive, Debbie...


Gerry takes on SEVEN events for NASS

By now, most of our supporters will know Gerry Dance, aka Morph Man, who took part in the London Marathon last year in an orange Morph suit. Gerry has been supporting NASS for many years taking part in events...


NHS England supports the work of NASS

As part of the NASS 'AS it is' campaign, we wrote to Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England, outlining our concerns about the diagnosis and care for people with AS and, in particular, GP education. Sir David Nicholson has responded...