Despite a decrease in the rate of GP referrals from 2017/18, there is a rising waiting list and declining performance in elective care against the Referral to Treatment (RTT) standard. The number of GP referrals to hospitals varies greatly, even
Evidence-based recommendations on burosumab (Crysvita) for X‑linked hypophosphataemia in children and young people. Burosumab is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, for treating X‑linked hypophosphataemia (XLH) with radiographic evidence of bone disease in children aged 1 year and over, and in
Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain. The case for adopting the iFuse implant system to treat chronic sacroiliac joint pain is supported by the evidence. Using iFuse leads to improved pain relief, better quality of life
The Directors of Health of the Merseyside and Cheshire PCTs commissioned the Liverpool Public Health Observatory to examine the potential impact on hospital admissions of public health interventions that can be provided by the NHS, the aim being to identify
Framework that sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for staff with a role as a first point of contact for adults presenting with undiagnosed musculoskeletal conditions. It is relevant to different types of service provision and settings, and
Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults. This involves removing a damaged disc through a small cut at the base of the spine, and replacing it with an artificial implant. This guidance replaces NICE interventional
This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of treatment for Osteoporosis in Men.
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis in adults aged 16 and over. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This report looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications. It also focuses on what we can do to manage and reduce stress and our recommendations for the government in creating a stress-free UK. While stress isn’t
This tool aims to help local commissioners provide cost-effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. It pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for a number of interventions for musculoskeletal conditions. The tool allows results
This quality standard covers managing osteoporosis in adults (aged 18 and over), including assessing risk and preventing fragility fractures. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Arthritis Research UK report produced in partnership with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England. The report highlights the importance of providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions and details the resources that local authorities and