3 June 2019 | Hydrotherapy petition close to 1,000 signatures
Thank you to everyone who has signed our petition to keep open the hydrotherapy pool at Bedford Hospital. This is a very important issue for NASS and we will continue to fight to keep hydrotherapy pools open.
15 May 2019 | GP referral template launched
As part of our NASS Allies project, NASS has been working with the Institute of Osteopathy and Royal College of Chiropractors to assist their professions in recommending onward referral to rheumatology. We were delighted that the Royal College of GPs and Chartered Society for Physiotherapy both endorsed the template. The template was launched at the Primary Care and Public Health Conference, where we were pleased to engage with over 300 primary care practitioners, including many GPs.
1 May 2019 | Aspriring to Excellence launched
Our service improvement award programme, Aspiring to Excellence, launched on 1 May at the British Society for Rheumatology Conference.
26 March 2019 | NASS delivers inaugural meeting of the first ever APPG on axial spondyloarthritis
Last week saw a momentous event for people living with axial SpA (AS) in the UK, when NASS held the inaugural meeting of the first ever all-party parliamentary group (APPG) specifically for AS. Parliamentarians, policy makers, clinicians, healthcare commissioners and NASS members and staff came together to identify and address concerns about AS care.
19 March 2019 | NASS forms first ever all-party parliamentary group for axial spondyloarthritis
The delay to diagnosis for axial spondyloarthritis is 8.5 years, and parliamentarians are coming together for the first time on 19 March to put into action plans to reduce this dramatically.
22 February 2019 | Working in partnership – plans announced
Plans for our work with the Institute of Osteopathy and Royal College of Chiropractors to help reduce the delay to diagnosis have been announced for 2019.
10 January 2019 | The NHS publishes its Long-Term Plan
On 7 January 2019 NHS England published its long-term plan for the NHS. It sets ambitious targets to reduce deaths from illnesses such as heart disease and dementia and makes commitments to improve care in areas including cancer and mental health.