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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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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You can help transform AS futures for everyone

Become a NASS member and you’ll connect with others, get exclusive benefits and have a real impact on our future – all while helping fund our vital work

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NASS Launches Every Patient, Every Time Campaign

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

NASS is recruiting!

Looking for the chance to make a difference? Find all our latest opportunities here.

Current supplies of naproxen hit by shortages

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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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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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Walking towards sunshine

Journey to acceptance

When I was diagnosed with AS, I was far from accepting it. All I wanted was to be ‘normal’. At first, I kept it to myself, I felt that people around me already don’t understand my pain and limitations. I believed they were unlikely to understand the diagnosis as well

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