National clinical audit of back pain management – Royal College of Physicians – 22 May 2012

Posted on May 23, 2012. Filed under: Occupational Hlth Safety, Orthopaedics | Tags: , |

National clinical audit of back pain management – Royal College of Physicians – 22 May 2012

“A new report released today highlights the need for all NHS staff to be given good advice about back pain. Musculoskeletal problems such as back pain account for 40% of sickness absence amongst NHS staff and costs approximately £400 million per year.

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) National clinical audit of back pain management looked at how occupational health professionals cared for NHS staff who are experiencing back pain. It found that the care and management occupational health professionals give to staff suffering with back problems has improved in the three years since the previous audit in 2008.

However, in half of the 5,524 cases included in the audit, sufferers required clearer information about back pain. This included the fact that in most cases back pain is likely to get better spontaneously and that it is important to return to work as soon as possible. This advice applies even if they are experiencing some pain. If they do not, they risk developing chronic pain and disability.”

… continues on the site

Advertisements
Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on National clinical audit of back pain management – Royal College of Physicians – 22 May 2012 )

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...