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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.

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Join Us. Join our Community

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

When I met my GP, they said I don’t think you have AS because you’re too old and you’re a woman.

At NASS, we always hear about difficult diagnosis stories

Join our community of over 4000 supportive Members so you can live well with your axial SpA.

Before they joined NASS only 13% of our Members knew where to get the support and advice they needed.


Like many of our Members, Fiona had a turbulent journey to diagnosis but with NASS Membership, she now has support of 4000 people who understand what it’s like to live with axial SpA.

As the UK’s largest organisation devoted to transforming the diagnosis and care of people with axial SpA, we know how difficult life can be with this condition. With NASS Membership you have access to our expert advice and information, as well as to our incredible community of like-minded people.

Join now to get a range of benefits and connect with thousands of people living with axial SpA. You will get access to our thriving members forum to support others and chat about the issues that matter to you, as well as an invitation to our annual Membership Day, where you can meet other people and get the latest advice on living well with the condition.

Your membership fee also helps to fund our vital helpline service, up-to-date resources including videos and guides, and supports our 94 local branches around the UK.


Join today. Axial SpA works silently. We don’t.


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.

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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.

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Life membership


All the benefits listed above, forever.

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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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