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SPINE MATTERS

UKSSB Quarterly eBulletin
September 2015

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CONCEPT and PURPOSE

 

INTRODUCTION

Alistair Stirling - UKSSB Chair

 


 

Updates

1. National Clinical Director for Spinal Disorders - Charles Greenough

  • Spinal Transformation Project including GIRFT
  • Spinal Pathfinder
  • Letter to Trust Chief Executives requesting support for the British Spinal Registry

2. Complex Spinal Surgery Clinical Reference Group Chair - Ashley Cole

  • Regional Spinal Networks (RSNs) Proposal

 


 

UKSSB Working Groups

Professional Practice Issues

  • Private Practice Advisory Group (PPAG) - Harshad Dabke

Training and Education

  • Spinal Surgery Training Interface Group (SSTIG)
  • BASS/BSS Presidents’ Travelling Fellowship

 


 

Society/Registry Reports

  • BASS - Am Rai
  • BSS - Bob Crawford
  • SBPR - Lisa Roberts 
  • SBNS - Richard Kerr
  • BOA - Alistair Stirling
  • BSR - Mike Hutton
  • Patient Liaison Group - Nick Birch/Linda Pollard

 


 

BritSpine 2016

  • Nas Quraishi

 


 

NICE updates and related matters

Clinical Guidelines

  • MSCC - Alistair Stirling
  • LBP - Phil Sell
  • Major Trauma (Spinal Assessment) - Nigel Henderson 

Technology appraisals

  • ELF - John O’Dowd/Naffis Anjarwalla
  • IDET - Mike Grevitt 
  • AxiLIF – Andrew Quaile

Other Clinical Items

 


 

Notices

• Meeting dates

 


 

Vacancies