NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society)
Founded in 1975 at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath. It is a society formed by people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), their families, friends, physiotherapists and doctors, together with research scientists working on the problems of the disease.
- To provide a forum to educate professionals and the public in the problems of the disease.
- To influence governmental bodies and the National Health Service in order that better facilities for treatment should be provided.
- To encourage improved welfare of sufferers and their families.
- To encourage and assist the formation of similar societies in other countries.
- support through a network of local branches.
- Medical and social education about the disease and its social and medical management.
- support and funds for a modest amount of research.
- Offering advice and counselling on the condition.
Local Groups: Around 100 branches providing evening supervised physiotherapy, social activities and mutual support.
Membership: £20 per year, £6 per year if unemployed.
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