Final NICE committee meeting on anti TNF for AS takes place

The Department of Health asked the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to produce guidance on using anti TNF therapy for AS and non radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. The Appraisal Committee has now considered the evidence submitted and the views...


Northern Ireland - the wait is over

NASS is delighted to announce that we will be coming to Northern Ireland this October.  Patient Conference - 17 October We will be holding our first Northern Ireland Patient Conference on Saturday 17 October. The event takes place at...


AS Awareness Evening in Lancaster

Come and join us in Lancaster on Thursday 23 July for an AS Awareness Evening. NASS are working with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust to launch a NASS branch and we'd like to invite anyone local who has...


We're coming to Scotland in September!

NASS is delighted to announce that we will be holding our first Scottish Patient Conference on Tuesday 1 September, from 12.30pm to 4.45pm.  The event takes place at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, just 10 minutes from Edinburgh Waverley Station...


Quick Poll

Take part in our quick poll and let us know whether you are a smoker. It's totally anonymous. Once you submit your results you'll get to see the overall statistics.


AS Awareness Evening at Basingstoke Hospital

Huge thanks to the many people who took the time to join us and NASS Basingstoke for a information filled evening on Monday 29 June at Basingstoke Hospital. We were delighted to see over 40 people filling up the physiotherapy...


Pedal to the Medal: An Update

York, Birmingham, Bristol and Exmoor - Helgi's journey so far. Helgi Olafson embarked on Pedal to the Medal, a 1,000 mile cycle through the heart of England, on Sunday 21 June after giving an inspirational talk at NASS Members'...


Spotlight on NASS Redhill

Our Branch Development Officer visited NASS Redhill who meet in the Physiotherapy Department at East Surrey Hospital on Monday 8 June. This branch visit was slightly different to usual. Laura will usually give a short talk previous to a branch session...


NASS Members Walk, Dance, Stretch and more in York

Thank you to everyone who came to NASS Members' Day in York on Saturday 20 June. You all helped to make the day a huge success. We hope you all had a great day and enjoyed the presentations given...


Novartis announces new 1 year results for secukinumab

Secukinumab is a human monoclonal antibody that selectively neutralises interleukin-17A (IL-17A) Research shows IL-17A plays an important role in driving the body's immune response. The infographic below shows the role of IL-17A in spondyloarthritis. The manufacturer, Novartis, has been...