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Welcome to our new CEO

NASS is delighted to welcome Dr. Dale Webb as our new CEO. Dale is passionate about improving health and healthcare, and over the last 25 years he has worked in the NHS, in health research and in health related charities. Dale says: “It’s a real privilege to be joining...


Win M&S prize worth £250 this Christmas!

NASS Christmas cards are now on sale - and with every purchase, you could win a prize worth £250! Available in five brand new designs, the cards come in packs of 10 and are £3.99 per pack. The proceeds from each sale will help us to reach even more...


Going coast to coast for NASS

In September, 14 brave employees from the Immunology team at a company called UCB took on the challenge of raising monies for three charities - NASS, BritSpA and Arthritis Ireland -  by attempting to cycle 160 miles coast to coast. The ride raised an incredible £6,236.67 for each charity....


NASS member's monster marrow makes headlines!

A long-standing NASS member has made local headlines with his 25-inch marrow - and he'd like to share his story! David Joseph, who is 80, has lived with AS for many years. He found gardening as a great way to keep active and help manage the condition, and has...


The flu jab and you

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications Are you eligible? Aged 65 and over Pregnant Underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease) Weakened immune systems (e.g. on biologic medications) Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to...


Sign the petition for NASS London Wanstead

NASS London Wanstead Branch has been without hydrotherapy facilities for over a year. The reasons why Bart’s Health Trust have decided to close this service have not been made clear to the branch and the local community. NASS has been working with the local branch to seek answers and clarity to...


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...


Win a trip to Amsterdam

EULAR has launched the Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2018 Every year the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) runs an essay writing competition. This year the subject is: My personal champion – supporting my everyday life with a rheumatic disease You are invited to write about your personal experiences of...


Where would you like to see NASS?

We've got funding to do a few more AS & You events in 2018 - where would you like them to be - take our poll to have your say. We're 10 events into our AS & You schedule! So far they have been excellent events - everyone has learned so...


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...

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