Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

NASS at the Rheumatology Conference

by Garreth

new-nass-logoNASS are on stand 47 at the BSR Conference this week.

On Wednesday 29 April (10:30-11:30) NASS will have a poster presentation on:
“Management of ankylosing spondylitis in the UK – the patient perspective”

We will be sharing the results of the NASS survey of 1630 people in the UK with AS.

Key findings include:
• a significant increase over the past 3 years in the proportion of AS patients under the care of a rheumatologist
• high average satisfaction ratings for rheumatologists but significantly lower satisfaction during a flare
• low levels of access to physiotherapy
• negative impact of AS on working lives of patients

The average satisfaction rating for help and advice from departments during a flare was just 3.63 out of 5.

World AS Day 2014

It’s World AS Day on Saturday 3 May.

NASS are asking people to spread the word about AS to help raise awareness of the condition.

Please read more from the NASS website.

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