Recently Approved Guidelines
An MRI is required for all Neurosurgical referrals for Adult Low Back Pain.
Please note that the Lipoma guidelines have been amended. Text highlighted in yellow has now been removed:
Diagnosis is usually clinical - USS is not routinely required to confirm the diagnosis, except in the case of masses greater than 5cm diameter.
Removal of lipomata on cosmetic grounds is not routinely commissioned as per the KCCG procedures of limited clinical priority document accessible here:
Individual funding requests can be made for cases of exceptional clinical need.
The following guidelines were approved at the RMS Board on Friday 26th April 2019: