Help us open the door to essential healthcare during the pandemic and beyond
We need your help to put pressure on the Government to make sure that, regardless of the pandemic, essential services and care for axial SpA (AS) are still provided, like seeing a rheumatologist or physiotherapy.
Research we carried out this summer suggests tens of thousands of you have been left in limbo since the first lockdown and are struggling to get access to healthcare teams when you need them. This is having a detrimental impact on lives – nearly half of our respondents reported that their mental and general health has deteriorated during this period.
We are determined to get people with axial SpA (AS) the care they need during the pandemic and beyond. We’ve worked with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on (APPG) on Axial Spondyloarthritis to publish new recommendations including measures rheumatology departments can adopt without needing significant extra investment or needing to reorganise services.
You can help now, by writing to your MP and supporting our call the Government to step in to ensure that healthcare commissioners and providers maintain a minimum standard of services.
Download our template letter to write to your MP
Find your MP and their address using the UK Parliament website here
Click here to read the Minimum Standards of Services Specification
If you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.