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BASS have created and updated documents to help with clinical practice during these difficult times. These resources may be periodically reviewed and updated.

Updated Document - Management of patients with musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions

16 June 2020

This document is supported by the British Society for Rheumatology, British Association of Orthopaedics, British Association of Spinal Surgeons, Royal College of General Practitioners, British Society of Interventional Radiology, Faculty of Pain Medicine, British Pain Society and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and supersedes the specialist guidance “Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Conditions on Corticosteroids” published as part of the NHS England and Improvement phase 1 response to the coronavirus pandemic.


BASS/BSS Webinar - Reintroduction of Elective Surgery during COVID-19 

Recent BASS/BSS webinar about the reintroduction of elective spinal surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. (broadcast on 7 May 2020) - To view the video, please click here

Documents to assist with your clinical practice

14 May 2020

Dear Spinal Surgeons and Clinicians,

In view of the coronavirus pandemic we have created and updated some documents to help with your clinical practice during these times.

The documents give guidance on consent, management of radiculopathy and some more general guidance around recovery and restoration of spinal services.

Links to documents:

Kind Regards,

David Cumming - BASS Secretary


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