Spinal Neurosurgery

Following publication on 23 October 2017 of the new referral guidelines for Adult Low Back Pain and completion of the final tasks necessary to support full implementation of the new spinal pathway, the CCG is pleased to announce that as of Monday (4 December) NHS Kernow CCG will lift the suspension on routine spinal referrals.

If you are considering referral of a patient with low back pain either for consideration for a pain management programme, pain clinic input or surgical opinion, please see the Adult Low Back Pain guidelines (LINK) http://rms.kernowccg.nhs.uk/primary_care_clinical_referral_criteria/primary_care_clinical_referral_criteria/pain_management/adult_low_back_pain_guidelines  There is now a single point of access for these services through the Spinal Interface Service.