29 October 2014

Heads I win, tails you lose - NICE Guidelines

That’s how it seems with NICE guidelines. If your hospital appointment or treatment is outside of the recommended waiting time and you dare to complain the official line is “well they are only guidelines”.

On the other hand if you request a procedure or test that is out of the ordinary you are liable to be told that what you want doesn’t have NICE approval.

So when I read that NICE approve osteopathy for low back pain, forgive me for yawning and thinking “so what” before turning the page.

Note: [NICE stands for The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. It is an independent organisation and was set up by the Government in 1999. NICE decides which drugs and treatments are available on the NHS]

Have a Nice Day - NICE Guidelines

Link to old NICE post http://www.billferguson.co.uk/nhs_osteopathy_and_acupuncture.html

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Blog Author

My name is Bill Ferguson and I am an Osteopath and Acupuncturist. I run a private practice in Tenterden, Kent.

Bill Ferguson, Osteopath and Acupuncturist
Bill Ferguson
Osteopathy Clinic
Tel: 01580 762754

I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the regulatory body for osteopathy and I have been helping people in pain for over 20 years.

For further information about my osteopathy practice see my website www.billferguson.co.uk where you will find more information about me.