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 AS to manage their treatment and to stay in control of their lives. We are laser-focused on our mission 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 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 AS.
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 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 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 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 AS futures. We’d love to welcome you to the community!
We want to ensure that every person with AS receives timely diagnosis and effective treatment and care, is empowered to take decisions about their health, and feels part of a supportive AS community. View our 2015-2019 strategy.2015-2019 Strategic Plan
Our new five year strategy is in development.