Elective Care High Impact Interventions: First Contact Practitioner for MSK Services – NHS England

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

Burosumab for treating X-linked hypophosphataemia in children and young people: Highly specialised technologies guidance [HST8] – NICE

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

iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain: Medical technologies guidance [MTG39] – NICE

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 Public Health contribution to capacity planning and demand management in Merseyside, Phases 1 and 2: Circulatory diseases, respiratory diseases, older people (aged 75 and over), alcohol problems and musculoskeletal disorders: (Observatory Report Series No. 53) – Liverpool Public Health Observatory

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

Musculoskeletal core capabilities framework for first point of contact practitioners – Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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

Transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for severe chronic low back pain: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG620] – NICE

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

Stress: are we coping? – The Mental Health Foundation

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

Return On Investment Of Interventions For The Prevention And Treatment Of Musculoskeletal Conditions: Final Report – Public Health England

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

Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions – Arthritis Research UK

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