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How to get involved

Check out all the ways can help to raise awareness of axial SpA (AS)

At your local hospital

Your local hospital is the ideal place to raise awareness of axial SpA (AS) and NASS among healthcare professionals,the general public, and  others living with condition.

You can ask your local hospital if you could have a stand to raise awareness of axial SpA (AS) and we can provide everything you need. You’ll find lots of people come for a chat. They will want to pick up our information and hear your experiences.

Do ask a member of your healthcare team if you can have the stand in their clinic, that way you are really targeting the right people.

What will NASS provide?

  • NASS guidebook
  • NASS guides on biologic therapy, flares, work, fatigue, uveitis and driving
  • Leaflets on ASone and Your AS Journey
  • Posters
  • Balloons (if they are allowed)
  • Helpline cards
  • Donation boxes

Via your MP, MSP, AS or MLA

A great way of raising awareness and understanding of axial SpA (AS) is to talk to your local parliamentary representative. As health is devolved, it is better to write to your AS, MSP or MLA if you don’t live in England.

Find your local MP

Find your AS (Wales)

Find your MSP (Scotland)

Find your MLA (Northern Ireland

What will NASS provide?

  • A briefing on axial SpA (AS) and how it affects people with the condition
  • Information on current campaigns
  • Information on local services for axial SpA (AS) and the need for improvement

Get in touch

If you’d like to get started on raising awareness please contact Jill Hamilton and we will sort out everything you need.

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