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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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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19 March 2019 | NASS forms first ever all-party parliamentary group for axial spondyloarthritis

The delay to diagnosis for axial spondyloarthritis is 8.5 years, and parliamentarians are coming together for the first time on 19 March to put into action plans to reduce this dramatically. Click through to read the press release and to learn more about our Every Patient, Every Time campaign.

NASS Voices: booking open for Cardiff & Southampton

You don't need to be a NASS member to attend our community engagement events. Click through and book your place today for Cardiff in April or Southampton in May.

Booking Now Open for 2019 Members Day and AGM

8 June is the day, join us in Birmingham for Members Day and the AGM.

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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