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Oh yay, oh yay - East Lindsey supports NASS!

On Sunday 10 September, our previous 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...


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...


HQIP audit to include AS for first time

In 2014 the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) commissioned an audit which examined the assessment and early secondary care management of all forms of peripheral joint early inflammatory arthritis (such as RA) in NHS secondary care settings in England and Wales. Detailed follow up and outcome data was collected...


NASS educate GPs on AS

NASS have worked in partnership with the British Society for SpondyloArthritis (BRITSpA) to sponsor an eLearning course on ankylosing spondyloarthritis (axial spondyloarthritis) (AS) on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website. The course aims to educate GPs about AS. It was authored by Dr Karl Gafffney, consultant rheumatologist at the...


New Guide to Biologic Therapy

We have a new guide to biologic therapy We have updated our guide to anti TNF therapy and our new guide to biologic therapy includes information on anti TNF therapy and anti IL 17A.  You can download the guide or use the page-turner version below. Printed copies of the guide will...


Back Pain Plus - a campaign update

In 2016 we launched our Back Pain Plus project, aimed at ophthalmologists, dermatologists and gastroenterologists, highlighting the connection between inflammatory back pain plus uveitis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. The main goal of this campaign is to get an increase in appropriate referals to rheumatology to help reduce the 8.5...


Prescription Charges - Still Paying the Price report

The Prescription Charge Coalition report Still Paying the Price was released on 29 June. The report offers evidence that people with long term conditions in England are suffering detrimental consequences to their health due to paying for their prescriptions. The key findings are: 88% require on average two or...


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