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UKSSB Quarterly eBulletin
September 2015

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NICE UPDATES AND RELATED MATTERS

 

  • Clinical Guidelines

Following publication these are reviewed on a 4-yearly cycle and consideration given to revision if, after consultation with relevant clinicians, it is felt there is sufficient new evidence.

 

  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

See NICE website CG75 (2008) and Quality Standard QS56 (2013)

- This is due for review in 2016. Whether there is sufficient new evidence to justify review will be considered in the 7th annual MSCC meeting (11th November 2015 Holiday Inn Birmingham) and representations subsequently made to NICE.

- Acute Oncology Measures (including MSCC) was updated in May 2015.

 

  • LBP

See NICE website CG88 (2009)

- This is currently being revised and the GDG anticipate that this may be published in February 2016.

 

  • Major Trauma (Spinal Injury Assessment)

This is currently out to consultation. UKSSB has responded with comments prepared by Nigel Henderson and Charles Greenough.

 

  • NICE Technology Appraisals (in process)

ELF
John ODowd/Naffis Anjarwalla

IDET
Mike Grevitt (in process)

AxiaLIF
Andrew Quaile (in process)

 

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