National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

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

About NASS

New to AS?

To help you take control of your axial SpA (AS) we’ve got comprehensive resources on treatment, exercise and much more

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People Sally Helpline

By your side

Since 1976, NASS has been here to help. We have the information you need, along with a community of people who understand

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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.

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Now open for applications

Aspiring to Excellence, a strategic partnership between NASS, BRITSpA and sponsoring companies AbbVie, Novartis and UCB, is an award programme designed to encourage and recognise service improvement in axial SpA (AS) care.

All Party Parliamentary Group for Axial Spondyloarthritis

Find out about our recent APPG meeting in parliament that forms part of our Every Patient Every Time campaign

We are hiring a Membership Development Officer

We are looking for someone to help grow our membership programme, to nurture relationships with our members and to project manage the membership fulfillment process. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 17 July.

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

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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 an MSK condition. Dr Kathy Miller and John Wilkinson both have axial spondyloarthritis (ankylosing spondylitis - AS) and completed that magic number 50 together, just a few weeks ago!

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Fundraising - Cycle - UCB - Cycle Ride - Team Photo

Cycling coast to coast for NASS

Fourteen intrepid employees from UCB saddled up to ride 160 miles – from one side of the country to the other for NASS!

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Angry gorilla

The gorilla in your house

Living with 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

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Jake's journey

In his 20s, Jake thought little of his back pain. However, his twin brother had the same symptoms, and soon they were both diagnosed with AS

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