Spinal Surgical Opinion – Referral for Assessment

Request for funding for a referral for assessment and spinal surgical opinion.

Related keywords
Nerve root involvement, Lumbar spine, Back pain, Leg pain, Spinal fusion
Who can apply
General Practitioner, Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service, Clinical Assessment and Triage Service, Musculoskeletal
Referral routes
Prior Approval

NOTE: NHS England Commission all specialist spinal surgeries.

Where spinal surgery may be an appropriate option, a referral to secondary care for an assessment ahead of possible surgery is requested.

(also known as or related to – nerve root involvement, lumbar spine, back pain, leg pain and spinal fusion)

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Description: This is a Prior Approval policy.  Please complete the PA application form for all patients requiring this intervention.  IF the patient clearly meets the criteria, please forward the application to the EFR Team and await confirmation of funding before making a referral.