NASS knows that not everyone in the UK gets the same standard of care for their AS – that’s why we’re launching our new campaign Every Patient, Every Time.
The publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline in 2017 and Quality Standard in 2018 were huge landmarks for axial SpA (AS), but there’s much more work to be done. Our next goal is to ensure that the guideline and quality standard are both effectively implemented, so that every patient, every time gets the care and support that they need.
The campaign will involve a series of projects which will see NASS working with a number of key external partners including NICE and BRITSpA, as well as CCGs in England, NHS Trusts in Scotland, NHS Health Boards in Wales and Health and Social Care Boards in Northern Ireland. We will also be working with parliamentarians and policy makers for a ‘top down, bottom up’ approach, applying the maximum amount of pressure.
We will be launching this very exciting next step at our parliamentary reception on 3 December, and we need your help. We need as many MPs as possible to learn more about AS and support our campaign so please do ask yours to come along.
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Watch this space for more information on the campaign and further ways that you can get involved as they become available.