AS it is - campaign continues in Scotland

NASS will be attending Scottish Parliament to ask Members to pledge their support for those with AS and raise awareness of the condition with a reception on 1 September 2015. The event will be hosted by Margaret McCulloch MSP,...


Help save NHS Lothian hydrotherapy pools

Two of our NASS branches in Scotland could face losing access to their hydrotherapy pools.NASS Edinburgh and NASS West Lothian currently attend two of the three pools under threat of closure by NHS Lothian for regularly hydrotherapy. Regular hydrotherapy...


Help NASS win 10,000!

Team NASS needs your vote  to help win a donation of £10,000! Simply visit the Team NASS entry on the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge page and enter your vote by 7 September. The top 10 charities will be shortlisted, with another vote deciding...


The BSRBR Ankylosing Spondylitis Register

In April 2012 the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) Biologics Register for patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was launched. The register has been set up with the aim of monitoring the long-term safety of anti TNF treatments and increasing our...


2015 Benefits Survey - have your say

We know many people with AS struggle to get the financial support they need, particularly amidst the recent cuts to the welfare budget. That's why we want to hear your experiences of claiming disability benefits. Last year over a...


Understand your arthritis

Want to understand your AS better?  Why not head along to the Day the Day Living with Arthritis conference in Portsmouth. You can: Learn how to cope with the emotional challenges of living with AS Develop strategies for staying motivated. Build...


Events coming up for Cardiff, Leeds & Plymouth

We're 5 events into our AS & You schedule! So far they have been excellent events - everyone has learned so much about their condition or their partner's condition.  Our next 3 events are scheduled for: * Cardiff - 28...


Participate in a new couples study

We have been asked to recruit for a new study. The study explores a couples' experience where one partner is diagnosed with AS. The study requires joint couples' interviews,  exploring the couples' journeys from diagnosis, the challenges presented by...


NASS welcomes four new trustees

We are delighted to welcome four new trustees onto the NASS council of management. (Clockwise from top left) Gillian Eames, Jean Morton, Tim Warburton and Pete Townsend were co-opted onto the council of management on Saturday 20 June at...


Northern Ireland Physiotherapist Training

NASS is excited to announce that we will be hosting an ankylosing spondylitis (axial spondyloarthritis) (AS) training course for physiotherapists in Northern Ireland later this year. We have been working with AStretch and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to...