Attachment Size Upload Date Chooseing wisely: Rheumatology recommendation 492.4 KB 13/06/2019 Carpal tunnel syndrome - Feb 2019 122.41 KB 13/02/2019 Chronic primary pain and Fibromyalgia - Feb 2019 155.78 KB 13/02/2019 Connective tissue disease and vasculitis - Feb 2019 124.08 KB 13/02/2019 Hip osteoarthritis - Feb 2019 127.22 KB 13/02/2019 Inflammation of multiple joints - Feb 2019 141.19 KB 13/02/2019 Inflammation of one joint - Feb 2019 134.48 KB 13/02/2019 Inflammation of the spine - Feb 2019 298.67 KB 13/02/2019 Knee pain - Feb 2019 156.28 KB 13/02/2019 Low back pain and siatica - Feb 2019 541.86 KB 13/02/2019 Osteoporosis - Feb 2019 132.96 KB 13/02/2019 Polymyalgia reumatica and giant cell arteritis - Feb 2019 124.11 KB 13/02/2019 Shoulder pain - Feb 2019 909.15 KB 13/02/2019 Low back pain and sciatica management guide 857.17 KB 05/10/2018 MSK referral criteria and triage specification 2.67 MB 11/02/2019 Musculoskeletal referral criteria secondary care 301.86 KB 11/02/2019
MSK criteria and specifications
These referral criteria, triage specifications and pharmacological management have been developed with community specialists, consultant and GP leads from across NW London's trusts and CCGs. These guidelines provide general advice and do not replace a clinician’s responsibility to assess each clinical case. The CCG will not accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information in this document.
Within the MSK Referral criteria and triage specification below you will find:
- Advice on supporting self-management
- Advice on pharmacological management
- Referral criteria for 12 pathways*
- Triage specification for NW London community MSK/MSK triage services
*Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, connective tissue disease and Vasculitis, Hip Osteoarthritis, Inflammation of multiple joints, Inflammation of one joint, inflammation of the spine, knee pain, low back pain and Sciatica, metabolic bone disease – Osteoporosis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis, shoulder pain, chronic widespread pain (Fibromyalgia, Chronic primary pain).