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NASS is coming to Scotland!

  On 22 September, we will be in Stirling for the first in a series of regional Community Engagement Conferences. In a new style event for NASS, we will be bringing together healthcare professionals, people with AS, other patient organisations and researchers. Speakers include Dr Stefan Siebert, Patricia Bisset...


Couple walk the Wye Valley for NASS!

Congratulations to NASS Members Gareth and Naomi tackled the Wye Valley Challenge, raising awareness of AS and support others living with the condition. The event was a very personal one for the pair, as Gareth was diagnosed with AS after he fractured a vertebrae in the lumbar part of...


Brexit and medicine supply

NASS has been asked a few times recently about Brexit and the impact that this may have on the supply of medicines to the UK. Below we have tried to summarise what we know so far, but the short answer here is we just don’t know exactly what will...


Government's Inclusive Transport Strategy launched

  The Government has launched a new strategy which is aimed at making travel easier for disabled people in England*.  The strategy is in response to a consultation in 2017 which NASS fed into. The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out five main themes: Awareness and enforcement of passenger rights - raising...


NICE launch Quality Standard for Spondyloarthritis

NASS welcomes the publication today by NICE of a set of Quality Standards for Spondyloarthritis. Now we need to ensure that they are implemented effectively across the country so that every AS patient, every time, gets early diagnosis and high quality care. We have been working with NICE since...


MySpA App launched by Barts Health Trust

The Rheumatology Service at Whipps Cross University Hospital have created this new app to help you manage your AS or Psoriatic Arthritis. It's completely free and aims to give you fast access to a whole range of exercises and assessment tools to help you better manage your condition.  The...


AS in the Sunday Telegraph

When we heard the Sunday Telegraph were producing an Arthritis and You supplement we grabbed the opportunity to raise awareness about AS. The Sunday Telegraph has a circulation of around 430,000 and a readership of over 1.3 million, with more than 8 million each month accessing the online website. ...


A Year in Focus

Check out the NASS Annual Review We're delighted to share our Annual Review 2017, showcasing our achievements from the past year.  Key highlights include: Raising awareness of the NICE Guideline for AS to 78,600 hospital doctors and 28,000 GPs so patients and health professionals know what optimum care looks...


Another great Members Day

We were joined by 170 members, guests, trustees and speakers at this year's Members Day for 7 hours of learning, activity and chatting at St Mary's University, Twickenham. We were so pleased to see such a large number of people join us for our AGM and Members Day on...


Walk Your AS Off - Congratulations

Congratulations to everyone who joined us to Walk Your AS Off in 2018 Walk Your AS Off is a global initiative which takes place every May. The idea is that walking is great for your AS but it can be hard to motivate yourself to walk when you are...


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