Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

If you are able to make a donation to NASS today, we'd be so grateful.


Diane and Gillian smiling at NASS Members Day

Become a member

As well as the free support and information that we provide, NASS membership can give you even more.

Everyone involved with NASS is part of one connected community with a single underlying mission: to transform the future for everyone living with axial SpA.

Discover the benefits of membership

Our members know that although individual experiences and symptoms of axial SpA (AS) vary, being a member helps them to more easily connect and exchange information with other like-minded people. Not only do our members have direct impact on our current and future work, but they also benefit from access to a range of benefits.

Your membership fee also helps to fund our vital helpline service and printed materials, and goes a long way in supporting our 94 local branches around the UK. NASS members are truly at the heart of everything we do.

I like to feel part of a group who have an understanding of how I feel on a daily basis and want to stay informed of future research and developments. I have been a member for many years and I have seen the growth of NASS and the positive impact it is making for people with AS…

Join us and receive:

  • Full access to our community forum
  • Unrestricted access to the Members Area online resources
  • Invitations to our annual Members’ Day for you and a friend
  • An exclusive guides to claiming PIP and ESA benefits
  • Exclusive AS News magazine twice a year
  • The NASS membership pack
  • The chance to transform the future of AS by contributing to cutting edge AS research and campaigns
  • Have a real impact on the work we do: participate in NASS surveys and vote at our AGM

Ways to join

We’ve made it easy to join NASS online, or you can become a member by phone or by post.

Standard membership


All the benefits listed above.

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Standard Membership by Stripe monthly


All the benefits listed above.

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Direct Debit membership


Get all the benefits listed above, and save money and time.

Join by Direct Debit

Life membership


All the benefits listed above, forever.

Join as a life member

Concessionary membership


If you are on state pension or benefits, get all above for less than half price.

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Under 25s membership


Under 25s get all the benefits listed above at a fraction of the price.

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Overseas membership


If you live outside the UK, you can still enjoy most of our benefits.

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