About NASS

NASS is the only UK charity entirely focused on axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

For over 40 years we’ve been providing specialist support, advice and the most up-to-date information to empower everyone with axial SpA (AS) to manage their treatment and to stay in control of their lives. We are driven to ensure that health professionals around the country deliver tailored and timely care to every patient, every time.

Once you get to know NASS, you realise that while axial SpA (AS) exists, our work will never be done. We simply will not rest until we reduce the current 8.5-year delay to diagnosis, and we will continue to fund research in seeking every possible way to help beat axial SpA (AS).

Click here to take a look at some of our latest successes in our 2018 Annual Review.

You can also read all of our previous annual reviews along and accounts plus key policies.

Who are we?

The team at NASS consists of head office, our Trustees, our Medical Advisors and our Branches. Click on each to view the relevant ‘who’s who’ along with a brief description of what each group brings to the team.

Together we’re stronger

More than 200,000 people in the UK have axial SpA (AS) – that’s 1 in 200! So our members and supporters sit right at the very heart of NASS. Not only do our members financially support our work as well as the services and information we provide to everyone affected by axial SpA (AS), but this vast community also adds such passion and focus to what we do – we always turn to them first when we ask ourselves ‘where shall we go next’? Our members are also Trustees, driving our strategy and ensuring that we are always focused on the things that matter most.

As we work hard to dramatically increase public awareness of axial SpA (AS) going forward, the voices of this community are going to be more essential than ever. We are so much louder and stronger together. Will you join us on that journey?

If you aren’t yet a member of NASS, click here to become an essential part of transforming the future for people living with axial SpA (AS). We’d love to welcome you to the community!

Our Vision

We want to ensure that every person with axial SpA (AS) receives timely diagnosis and effective treatment and care, is empowered to take decisions about their health, and feels part of a supportive axial SpA (AS) community.  View our 2015-2019 strategy.  |  2015-2019 Strategic Plan

Our new five year strategy is in development.

Become a Member

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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From cake baking to skydiving, our supporters’ generosity raises vital funds for our important work. What do you want to do?

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