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Beat the Jan blues with this 2 for 1 deal!

Get fit in the New Year and sign up for an Action Challenge - and a friend can join you for free! Set across the UK, the Action Challenge series is a fantastic way take part in a unique event, see beautiful parts of the UK and help improve...


Attended the AS Rehab course at the RNHRD?

Have you attended the RNHRD AS Rehab course? If so, you have probably attended a counselling session run by Diane Aronson, Specialist Counsellor. She runs individual counselling sessions and a group session where living with AS (including management of stress and use of mindfulness) is discussed. Diane is looking for...


Top tips for keeping active in the winter

So, the days are drawing in, it’s chilly and you are getting busier and busier in the run up to Christmas. Add pain, stiffness and fatigue to that and it’s very tempting to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate. Don’t! You will feel better physically and mentally if you...


Ankylosing Spondylitis Register

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) Biologics Register for AS patients was set up in 2012 The register has now been running for 4 years and the investigators are able to use the register to look at the impact of AS on patients’ lives both in terms of the...


The RNHRD are planning to move ....Have your say!

The RNHRD’s Rheumatology Therapies and Rheumatology Service is being relocated These services, including Biologics and Clinical Measurement, are being moved from the Mineral Water Hospital site to a purpose built RNHRD and Therapies Centre on the RUH’s Combe Park site in 2018. Patients will continue to be seen and treated by...


Cannock Chase battle The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Cannock Chase Hospital has informed the local NASS group that they will be charged private hire fees for use of their hydrotherapy pool meaning that the group will cease to exist. The Cannock Chase branch of NASS has been meeting at the hospital for over twenty years. Ankylosing spondylitis...


Rugby calendar raises £1,000 for NASS

The Sheffield Hallam University Rugby Club have stripped off again for their 2017 fundraising calendar - and have already raised £1,000 for NASS! The club has been producing and selling charity calendars since 2006, raising more than £50,000 for a number of charities. We're delighted to have the support...


Changes to Simponi deliveries

What is changing? Currently most people taking Simponi get a monthly supply. The manufacturer, MSD, have asked Healthcare at Home to change this schedule for most people who are prescribed Simponi.  So now, people should receive a delivery every other month. If you do prefer to stay with a...


NASS becomes charity partner of Spine Race

We are delighted to announce that NASS will be the official charity partner of MONTANE® Spine® Fusion and Flare events in June 2017. New for 2017, the MONTANE Flare and Fusion races are summer versions of the iconic MONTANE Spine Race - a 268 mile, non-stop winter challenge encompassing the entire...


Improving Lives

The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper What is it? At the end of November, the government published a green paper called ‘Improving Lives – The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’. A green paper is an early stage set of proposals which are produced to start discussion and...

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