Surveys and Consultations

Surveys and Consultations

Treatments for lower back pain

The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland announced in November 2018 that they were introducing more effective care for lower back pain.

The changes, being put into place by the CCGs together with Leicester’s Hospitals, came in response to new guidance that was published in November 2016 by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending how lower back pain should be treated.

As a result of the changes that are being introduced to how the condition is treated, the CCGs began an eight-week period of engagement on 1 November 2017 with patients being treated for lower back pain. The aim was to inform patients of the changes and find out from them how the changes will impact them and what they would find beneficial to treat lower back pain. The engagement has come to an end and the results will now be used to inform the development and refinement of back pain treatment options in the future.

Further information and the lower back pain engagement report is available here.


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