United Kingdom



Ms. Debbie Cook
Ground Floor Unit 0.2, 1 Victoria Villas
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2GW  United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 208 948 9117
Fax: +44 (0) 208 940 7736
Email:    nass@nass.co.uk

Executive Team:


Medical Advisors:

Vice President

Dr. A. At. J. Dixon
Mr. Hedley Hamilton
Ms. Debbie Cook

Dr. Andrei Calin
Dr. Karl Gaffney
Dr. Andrew Keat
Dr. Richard Jacoby
Dr. Athimalaipet Ramanan, RNHRD
Prof. Paul Wordsworth


83 local branches with weekly supervised evening physiotherapy. On average 800 NASS branch members meet up each week, supported by 120 qualified physiotherapists.


6095 paying members including approximately 97% people with AS


£ 20 per year within UK, £ 6 within UK unemployed, £ 25 per year overseas, £ 250 lifelong membership


 Click for      Published 2 times per year

Further Publications

NASS has an excellent website containing lots of information from which the following publications can also be downloaded including:

Publications aimed at people with AS include:

  • Guidebook for Patients (over 135 000 copies donated to date)
  • Back to Action - guide to exercising safely in the gym
  • Fight Back exercise DVD
  • Factsheets on various topics including benefits, exercise and associated medical conditions such as iritis

Publications aimed at healthcare professionals include:

  • Bath Indices
  • Standardising the BASMI - a DVD guide to carrying out measurements accurately
  • Looking Ahead - best practice for the care of people with AS
  • Working with AS

Articles published in 2011/2012 and recommended for translation:

  • Autumn 2011 AS News includes the launch of the exercise app Back to Action, practical advice on anti TNF therapy, patient stories and information on hypnotherapy.
  • Spring 2012 includes an articles on the starch-free diet, the psychological effect of AS, pregnancy/planning a family & AS and travelling with AS.



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