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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...


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...


Edgar Stene Prize 2017 open for entries

  The 2017 Edgar Stene Prize Competition is now open. People aged 16+ living with a rheumatic condition (including AS) are invited to submit an essay on the topic of:   Time is joint - Joints over time Early diagnosis and access to care in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)...


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...


Ankylosing spondylitis and pregnancy

A group of researchers based in Cyprus are carrying out a large scale study into rheumatic conditions and pregnancy. Most women with AS are diagnosed during their childbearing years. This study focusses on the effects of rheumatic diseases on conception and pregnancy. It will analyse the different gynecological and...


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...


NASS in Parliament - AS it is 2016

On 2 November, we were delighted to welcome 120 people to the Houses of Parliament to campaign on behalf of people with AS but also to celebrate some of the most dedicated health care professionals around, hosted by Ben Howlett, MP for Bath. Our key message for the day...


Patients' Choice Awards

We were thrilled to celebrate some of the great care provided by health professionals around the country for people with AS at our parliamentary event on 2 November 2016. Raj Mahapatra awarded Dr Karl Gaffney with his 'Undercover Hero' award, before Dr Gaffney went on to announce the other...


Don't forget your annual flu jab

If you are taking biologic therapy such as anti TNF therapy or anti IL 17A then we recommend you have an annual flu vaccine. Biologic therapy can weaken your immune system - meaning if you catch flu it could be more severe and lead to complications such as pneumonia....


New pen device for Cimzia

UCB has launched a new pre-filled self-injecting device for Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) that was designed in collaboration with patients. The AutoClicks Prefilled Pen has been cleared by regulators for Cimzia in all approved indications - rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritis - enabling dose administration in four simple...

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