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 Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and NASS trustee and Dr Daniel Murphy, who works both as a rheumatologist at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, and a GP in Honiton.
There are two parts to the course, the first part covers diagnosing AS and the second covers how AS should be managed.
GPs and any other health professional can access the course free of charge by signing up on the RCGP website. We really hope this course will help health professionals understand more about AS and, over time, reduce the long delay to diagnosis.
Do let your GP, physiotherapist, practice nurse or anyone involved in your care know about this free course!
NASS funded this project thanks to the support of our members. We listen to our members and we know how important it is to you for the current delay to diagnosis of 8.5 years to be reduced. We do not receive any government funding so if you value our work please do consider joining NASS.
Thank you to everyone for making this possible.