Opportunities to reduce diagnostic delay in axial Spondyloarthritis
The average time to diagnosis for axial SpA has not improved in the UK despite numerous developments including the publication of a NICE Guideline (2017) and Quality Standard (2018).
Delayed diagnosis has significant physical, psychosocial and economic consequences for patients, the NHS and the economy. It robs people of their ability to live happy, healthy and productive lives.
Bold and urgent action is required to reduce the time to diagnosis. In 2021, following a national consultation, NASS published a route map to achieve a Gold Standard Time to Diagnosis of one year.
This presentation will share action and successes to date and highlight opportunities to reduce diagnostic delay.