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.


A group of people linking shoulders and smiling at each other

Join Us. Join our Community

Help sort myths from reality with the advice and support that comes from joining our 4000 Members

“While I want to be positive and inspire others, I want to make it clear I still experience pain, flare-ups and heavy fatigue on an ongoing basis. I’ve accepted the condition isn’t going anywhere and know sometimes it’ll be more difficult than others, however, I’m certainly not letting this condition take control of my life.”

Richard Shire – NASS member

Join our community of over 4000 supportive members.

Like many of our members, Richard knows that some days he will face challenges but with NASS Membership, he now has support of people who understand what it’s like to live with axial SpA.

Before they joined NASS, fewer than 1 in 50 of our members knew where to get the support and advice they needed.

By joining us today, you will not only connect with thousands of people living with axial SpA. You’ll also be joining us in our mission to improve care and drive down the delay to diagnosis.

Our members benefits include access to our thriving members forum, a free copy of our magazine, AS News, twice a year, and an invitation to our annual Members Day where you can meet other people and get the latest advice on living well with the condition.

Axial SpA works silently. We don’t.

Become a member today.


Join us and receive;

  • Full access to our community forum
  • Unrestricted access to the Members Area and online resources
  • Invitations to our annual Members Day for you and a friend
  • An exclusive guide 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 by participating in NASS surveys and voting 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.

Join today

Standard Membership by Stripe monthly


All the benefits listed above.

Join today

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.

Join today

Under 25s membership


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

Join today

Overseas membership


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

Join today