United Kingdom

Ankylosing spondylitis society in UK:

The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)



172 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0QU
Tel: (+44-208) 741 1515
Email address: admin@nass.co.uk
Internet homepage: http://www.nass.co.uk

Foundation in 1976 initiated by Dr Allan St. J. DIXON
3,400 paying members including approximately 95% people with AS
Local branches
95 active local branches with weekly supervised evening gym based physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions. On average 900 NASS branch members meet up each week.
10 people with AS, 6 rheumatologists, 1 physiotherapist, 1 other
Office staff
Sally Dickinson (Information & Communications Manager) sally@nass.co.uk
Amardeep Gill (Supporter Engagement Manager) amardeep@nass.co.uk
Jill Hamilton (Development Manager) jill@nass.co.uk
Justyna Potiopa (Admin & Finance Officer) admin@nass.co.uk
Jakub Ochmanski (Projects & Communications Officer) jakub@nass.co.uk
Paul McGowan (Helpline & Volunteer Engagement Officer) paul@nass.co.uk
Mostly important persons running the society
President: (vacant)
Vice Presidents: Dr Andrei CALIN, Hedley HAMILTON, Dr Richard JACOBY
Chairman: Mr Raj MAHAPATRA (ASIF executive Committee Member)
Chief Executive: Dr Dale Webb dalewebb@nass.co.uk
Delegate to ASIF Council
Raj Mahapatra raj@nass.co.uk
Medical advisory Committee
Mr Colin BEEVOR, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist for Rheumatology Services
Dr Karl GAFFNEY, Consultant Rheumatologist
Clare CLARK, Occupational Therapist
Claire HARRIS, Senior Physiotherapist
Dr Andrew KEAT, Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr Helena MARZO-ORTEGA, Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr Daniel MURPHY, GP
Dr Athimalaipet RAMANAN, Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist
Dr Raj SENGUPTA, Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr Stefan SIEBERT, Consultant Rheumatologist
Prof Paul WORDSWORTH, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
«AS News» (2/year), distributed ot NASS members only
Further publications
Publications aimed at people with AS include:
Managing AS Flares
Managing your AS at work
Most important events in the past and coming year
2016 - 40th Anniversary, held birthday tea fo founder members, members day in Bath (birthplace of NASS), party in London, Parliamentary event/Patients Choice Awards plus 4 AS & You events and 7 awaremess events.
2017 - Members Day 17 June, Sheffield.
Membership fees
£25 Standard UK Direct Debit, £22.50 Standard, £10 Under 25s/Under 25s Direct Debit, £12 Concession/Concession Direct Debit*, £35 Overseas/Overseas Direct Debit, £250 Life

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Updated: October 2017