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NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society)

Address: NASS 4 Albion Court Hammersmith London W6 0QT
Tel: 020 8741 1515
Website: www.nass.co.uk
Description:

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.

Aims:

  • 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.

Activities:

  • 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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