Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

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Royal Victoria Hospital

  • There is a specialist intensive in patient course for patients with axial SpA (AS). It includes intensive physiotherapy, hydrotherapy (when required), occupational therapy and educational sessions with the medical team.
  • A virtual clinic for axial SpA (AS) patients who can self score disease activity indices and send electronically into Trust is currently being developed. This can reduce need for clinic attendances and also trigger a review as required.
  • The team also covers Musgrave Park Hospital.