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

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

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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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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

Get involved in research

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen are looking for people diagnosed with axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to take part in a stakeholder consensus exercise.

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!

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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Ben reaches boiling point

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

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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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Sandra's resolution success

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

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Make new friends. Make a difference. Supporting our campaigns or lending a hand will transform AS futures

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