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Back to Action Part 2 now available!

We are delighted to announce that part 2 of our book Back to Action is now available to buy from the shop at a cost of £12. It contains a Free Weights programme and a Gym Balls programme. The guide has once again been developed by physiotherapists Claire Harris...


Sue's nifty knitters craft £750 for NASS

Susan Burrows, an auxiliary nurse in the Rheumatology Outpatients department of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, has raised £750 for NASS - with a little help from her friends! Staff and patients at the department donated raffle prizes for a stall and book table, with all donations going...


NICE working on guidance for secukinumab

The Department of Health has asked the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to conduct an appraisal of secukinumab for treating AS. Secukinumab is NOT an anti TNF. It is a human monoclonal antibody that selectively neutralises circulating IL 17A. Research shows that IL 17A plays an...


Win £1,500 in our bumper summer raffle

The NASS Summer Prize Draw is back - and in this this special year, we're giving away a one-off, bumper prize of £1,500! To be in with a chance of winning, simply return your tickets and money to NASS. Tickets cost £1 each, and can be sold to family,...


What is the role of complementary therapy in AS?

That's the question a research team at Bath Spa University are trying to answer. They want to explore your experiences of using complentary and alternative medicines (CAM) both before and after your diagnosis with AS. Through this they hope to identify opportunities to reduce delays in diagnosis of AS...


Awards for Whipps Cross Rheumatology Team

The fantastic rheumatology team at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone have received two awards from the National Institute for Health Research for its hard work giving patients access to clinical trials. More than 400 patients over the last five years have had access to medication to relieve inflammation and...


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...


Flashes of inspiration needed to solve weather and pain mystery

The University of Manchester team behind the ground-breaking Cloudy with a Chance of Pain study recording how thousands of people with chronic pain react to the weather is seeking help from the public to come up with explanations for the results. More than 8,000 people from all over the...


Hannah's CD to support NASS

London-based singer Hannah Scott is raising vital AS awareness and funds for NASS by donating from sales of her CD, recorded just weeks before she was diagnosed with AS. Hannah recorded ‘Live at the Hospital Club’ whilst in excruciating pain, but had been wrongly diagnosed by her GP with...


Cast YOUR vote in the NASS Patients' Choice Awards

We know there are some amazing health care professionals out there, providing excellent services for people with AS (and axial spondyloarthritis). This year we want to celebrate the great care that many of you receive. We particularly want to recognise those healthcare professionals  that go that extra mile, making...


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