Formed in September 1990, the Portsmouth branch has excellent support and guidance from the NASS physiotherapists who allocate people between our four groups depending on their exercise tolerance levels. We opened our fourth group in October 2018.
Our group of 50 members are a friendly, caring group of people and we enjoy holding regular social events throughout the year.
We work closely with and are supported by the rheumatology and physiotherapy departments at Queen Alexandra Hospital under Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
- The NASS group meets at the QA Rehabilitation Centre every Tuesday evening from 5.00pm to 8.00pm and on Thursday evenings from 6.15-8.00pm at the same venue At present, the Tuesday NASS evening is arranged into 3 groups: and the Thursday evening has one group, although we are hoping to open a 2nd Thursday new group in Spring/Summer 2019
The groups have a 15 minute break before the next session.
Social events held throughout the year include meals out, summer barbecues and volleyball. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note that you must have a UK diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (Axial SpA) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to attend this branch.