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NASS starts the search for new Chief Executive

  We announced last week that Debbie Cook would be leaving NASS. We have now begun the search for our new Chief Executive - to find out more about the role and how to apply, visit Charity Job.


Disability Benefits Consortium launch new report

Personal Independent Payments -  Supporting those who need it most? A few years ago Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was brought in by the Government to replace Disability Living Allowance. PIP is a benefit designed to help people manage the extra costs they face because of their disability, but research...


NASS Whittington Launch

We Are happy to announce the launch of NASS Whittington, Near Archway in North London. An evening of information and a practical taster session will be held on the 25th Septemeber 6pm -7.30pm. If you are interested in coming along or require more information please contact Paul.         ...


Trustees take the plunge for NASS

This weekend sees two of our wonderful Trustees take on the 1 mile Swim Serpentine Challenge in London. Grant Poiner has been a fantastic supporter of NASS, and joined as a Trustee in 2011. Grant was diagnosed with AS when he was just 16 years old. He tried various...


Information Day at RNHRD - 19 October

NASS is deligted to be joining the Patient and Public Engagement team for the Bath Institute for Rheumatic diseases at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD)  for a full day of information on 19 October 2017. Dr Raj Sengupta, Consultant Rheumatologist at the hospital, will be speaking...


Remember a Charity Week 2017

Remember A Charity Week takes place from September 11-17, raising awareness of the importance of leaving a gift to charities in your will. We know this is a sensitive and a very personal topic, but gifts left in wills - known as legacies - have made an enormous difference to...


Grab a team and go Eco for NASS!

We're delighted to be an official charity partner for a brand new event, the Leeds Eco Trail Trekker! Taking place on Sunday 15 October, the Leeds Eco Trail Trekker will be the first UK fitness and family festival, encouraging participatnts to walk, jog or run a 10k or 30k...


Oh yay, oh yay - East Lindsey supports NASS!

On Sunday 10 September, our Chief Executive Debbie and her husband Steve attended the Civic Service for the Chairman of East Lindsey District Council. Councillor Tony Howard has been a long-term NASS supporter and he and his wife June have kindly chosen NASS as one of their two chosen...


Ankylosing Spondylitis - Not just back pain

We are delighted to launch the second in our series of three videos Ankylosing Spondylitis - Not just Back Pain, explains how AS can affect other joints, tendons and ligaments, along with other areas including the eyes, bowels and skin.   We hope you find the video interesting. Please...


Research Fund 2017 awards

Over the past 3 years NASS has awarded £145,000 to research projects focussing on AS. In 2017 the Council of Management, guided by the Medical Advisory Board, chose to fund 3 more projects: Dr Edwin Lim, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Axial Spondyloarthritis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – secondary...

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