NHS England 'Evidence-based interventions': patient information

During 2018, NHS England produced new guidance on seven orthopaedic procedures as part of a programme called ‘Evidence-based interventions’. The BOA contributed to the development of this guidance, alongside several societies representing subspecialist interests within orthopaedics.

The orthopaedic procedures covered were:

  • Back pain: Injections for non-specific low back pain without sciatica
  • Knee: Knee arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder: Arthroscopic shoulder decompression for subacromial shoulder pain
  • Hands:
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome release
    • Dupuytren’s contracture release
    • Ganglion excision
    • Trigger finger release

NHS England have produced materials aimed at patients about each of these procedures, including leaflets and videos, which can be found here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/evidence-based-interventions/resources/

If you wish to read the full guidance and report about Evidence-based interventions this here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/evidence-based-interventions-guidance-for-clinical-commissioning-groups-ccgs/

You can also read more about the BOA involvement and viewpoint on the programme from our website here: https://www.boa.ac.uk/resources/nhs-england-evidence-based-interventions-publication-and-response-from-the-boa.html