Health Professionals

Check out all the resources NASS has available for health professionals working in axial SpA (AS)

Resources for Health Professionals

London Spondyloarthritis Academy

The first meeting of the London Spondyloarthritis Academy was held on Wednesday 9 January 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine,  Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE.
Over the course of 2019, there will be four all-day events; January, March, July and October. All meetings will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine. The hope is that the SpA Academy will serve as a platform for multi-disciplinary team networking, and wish to include rheumatologists, clinical and research nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, orthotists, dieticians, psychologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons and general practitioners.
Please register for the event by email.


AStretch is a group of physiotherapists from around the UK who meet to improve the understanding of axial SpA (AS), and have announced two physiotherapy assessment and management workshops for 2019:

2 & 3 March – Edinburgh –  Download the flyer here

23 & 24 March – London – Download the flyer here

RCGP eLearning module

NASS worked in partnership with the British Society for SpondyloArthritis (BRITSpA) to sponsor an eLearning module on axial spondyloarthritis on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website. The module covers diagnosis and management.

It was authored by Professor Karl Gaffney, consultant rheumatologist at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and Dr Daniel Murphy, who works both as a rheumatologist at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, and a GP in Devon.

Any health professional can access the course free of charge by signing up on the RCGP website. We really hope this course will help health professionals understand more about axial SpA (AS) and, over time, reduce the long delay to diagnosis.

Physiotherapist guides to axial spondyloarthritis

Physiotherapy module 1 – Differentiating inflammatory and mechanical back pain

Physiotherapy module 2 – What is axial spondyloarthritis?

Physiotherapy module 3 – Assessing the signs, symptoms and clinical manifestations of axial spondyloarthritis

Physiotherapy module 4 – The treatment of axial spondylorthritis

Physio Matters Podcast

The Physio Matters Podcast session 26 on axial SpA (AS) was sponsored by NASS and features physiotherapist Jack March interviewing Professor Karl Gaffney (Consultant Rheumatologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital).

Bath Indices

Download your copy of the Bath Indices

You can also watch this video produced by Liz Van Rossen MCSP, Extended Scope Practitioner in Rheumatology Physiotherapy

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