NB Throughout this Freedom of Information request we will refer to axial SpA (AS) to cover the whole spectrum of axial spondyloarthritis including ankylosing spondylitis.
1. A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Axial Spondyloarthritis (axial SpA), including ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been established to help drive the implementation of important new NICE guidance in the area. To support the early work of the group, Parliamentarians have asked for a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to be circulated to all commissioners and service providers in England to better understand current axial SpA (AS) service provision and levels of variation across the country.
NHS Calderdale CCG’s response to your request can be found in the supplied PDF file.