National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

NASS is the only charity in the UK dedicated to transforming axial SpA (AS) care in the UK by building awareness, improving care and empowering the community

About NASS
People Sally Helpline

By your side

We're here to help, with information on medication, self-management, benefits and more, from an understanding community

Read more

Every Patient, Every Time

NASS knows that not everyone in the UK gets the same standard of care for their axial SpA (AS) – that’s why we've launched our new campaign Every Patient, Every Time

Learn more here
Map showing date and location of London event

NASS Voices is coming to London on 16 November

Join us for our final NASS Voices event of 2019, featuring informative talks, discussions by healthcare professionals and our Aspiring to Excellence awards. View the agenda and book now!

Axial spondyloarthritis included in audit for first time

The audit data shows axial SpA (AS) patients tended to have had their symptoms for much longer before being referred

Time to get your flu jab?

The flu vaccination is available every year to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications

Your stories

Determined, brave and sometimes quirky, our inspiring supporters show us so many ways to get involved. But often, there's a painful reality behind the smile

See all fundraising stories

No holding us back

It’s enough of a challenge to reach your 50th parkrun milestone, but even more so when you achieve it while living with axial SpA (AS).

Read the full story

Ben reaches boiling point

Ben and his friends carried a boiler up Mount Errigal to raise funds

Read the full story
Angry gorilla

The gorilla in your house

Living with axial SpA (AS) is a bit like getting home to find there’s a gorilla in your house. This unwanted guest will cause problems in every part of your life, but there are a few ways you can try to deal with it

Read the full story

Sandra's resolution success

Sandra cycled to success and smashed her New Year's Resolution

Read the full story

Get involved

Make new friends. Make a difference. Supporting our campaigns could transform axial SpA (AS) futures

Get involved