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About AS Group of Young People

Campaign with us

Learn more about how NASS is campaigning to raise awareness of axial SpA (AS) with policy makers, health care professionals and the general public - and how you can get involved

Awareness of axial SpA (AS) in the UK is low

The average delay to diagnosis from onset of symptoms is currently 8.5 years. This delays effective treatment and increases the risk of long-term damage.

NASS works across a broad range of areas to try and increase awareness of AS amongst health care professionals, policy makers, parliamentarians and the general public, as well as working to improve services all around the UK.

Click the sections below to find out more about our different areas of campaigning.

Latest Campaigning News

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All Party Parliamentary Group

Find out more about or work with Parliamentarians. The group is co-chaired by Derek Thomas MP and Lord Campbell-Savours, who has axial SpA (AS).

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Aquatic Therapy and Hydrotherapy Alliance

We are a group of patient organisations, professional bodies and other organisations working together to ensure that we put aquatic physio and hydro at the centre of treatment options for all condition areas who need it.

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Aspiring to Excellence

Aspiring to Excellence is an award programme designed to encourage and recognise service improvement in axial SpA (AS) care.