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Read our first Act on axial SpA impact report

Interested in our work to drive down diagnostic delay. Then click the button below and download a copy of our first impact report.

The report details the key results from the programme in its first 16 months, detailing how NASS has built a burning platform for driving down the diagnosis time of axial SpA, influenced politicians and key decision makers and increased awareness of the condition among the general public and health care professionals. 

General Practice Publications

People with undiagnosed axial SpA usually first present with chronic lower back pain to their general practitioners.

We have curated bespoke resources here for GPs to help in the awareness and identification of potential axial SpA patients.

Physiotherapy services papers

As musculoskeletal experts managing patients with chronic back pain, physiotherapists are critical in helping to reduce the unacceptable 8.5-year average delay to diagnosis in axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA).

We have curated bespoke resources here for physiotherapists to help in the awareness and identification of potential axial SpA patients.

Osteopath & chiropractor services papers

As musculoskeletal specialists in primary care, osteopaths and chiropractors can play a key role in reducing the unacceptable 8.5-year delay to diagnosis in axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA); being well-placed to refer quickly, for the correct diagnosis and management.

We have curated bespoke resources here for physiotherapists to help in the awareness and identification of potential axial SpA patients.

Symptoms starting slowly

Pain in the lower back

Improves with movement

Night time waking

Early onset (under 40)