About the charity
APS Support UK
Prior to 2016, the charity was known as the Hughes Syndrome Foundation - (this is currently still our official trading name). The trustees decided to use the name, APS Support UK, to reflect the fact that medical practitioners now almost universally refer to Hughes syndrome as the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). It was agreed that this was in the best interest of all patients as people receive a diagnosis of APS and not Hughes syndrome.
Aims and objectives
Our mission is to achieve earlier diagnosis and offer support to anyone affected by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) through awareness, education and research.
APS is a significantly under-recognised and under-diagnosed condition; our charity is determined to raise the profile of APS wherever possible.
We aim to achieve our mission through these core objectives:
- raising awareness of APS in the medical community
- offering information and understanding to anyone affected by APS
- supporting research into APS
APS Support UK is a small charity that punches well above its weight but, thanks to all our supporters and volunteers, we have achieved a lot so far and will endeavour to do all we can to help those affected by this disorder
What we do
APS Support UK's mission is to save and improve the lives of patients with antiphospholipid syndrome by achieving earlier diagnosis and the best possible treatment.
Who we are
APS Support UK is comprised of patrons, trustees, medical advisors and the management team.