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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on low back pain and sciatica in over 16s

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on low back pain and sciatica in over 16s

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Format

Syllabus

Time to Complete

1.00 hour

Published

February 21, 2017

Updated

March 8, 2017
This GP clinical guidance update module is part of the MIMS Learning Essentials learning programme. A subscription gives you 12 months access to regular updates on NICE and other clinical guidance to help keep your practice up to date.

Programme Description

Dr Rob Hampton describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on low back pain and sciatica. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what GPs should do differently in their practice to diagnose and manage low back pain and sciatica and some areas of uncertainty/controversy relating to the guidance.

Guidance: NICE guidance NG59. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management. November 2016.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the November 2016 NICE guidance on low back pain and sciatica
  • Outline the GP’s role in risk stratification to effectively target treatment for low back pain
  • Advise patients on self-management of low back pain
  • List the recommended treatment options for low back pain
  • Know which treatments should no longer be used for low back pain
  • List the red flag signs and symptoms associated with low back pain
  • Carry out quality improvement activities relating to low back pain
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Rob Hampton
    GPSI in musculoskeletal pain management
    Leicester
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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