Back Pain Guidelines

1. NICE Guidelines for Low Back Pain

http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=download&o=44314

2. Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain, 
Royal College of General Practitioners (1999), London

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/default.aspx

3. National Physiotherapy Low Back Pain Audit - Improving Back care in Scotland (QIS Document on Lower Back Pain)

http://www.nhshealthquality.org/nhsqis/5888.html

4. European Guidelines for the Management of Acute Non-specific Low Back Pain in Primary Care

http://www.backpaineurope.org/

 

General Reference

1.  Cocharane Library

http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/

2.  National Health Service

http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/

3.  National Health Service Education for Scotland (NES)

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/

 

General Practitioners Web Sites

1. Royal College of General Practitioners

http://www.rcgp.org.uk

2. Educational Providers Accreditation Scheme Scotland (EPASS)

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/councils__faculties/rcgp_scotland/professional_development/cpd/epass.aspx

Clinical Evidence

1.  Low Back Pain Evidence Review
Waddell, G. et al(1999) 
Royal College of General Practitioners, London

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/

2.  Low back pain and sciatica: chronic. Clinical Evidence 8: 1171-87. Van Tulder, M.W. and Koes, B.W. (2002)

http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/ceweb/index.jsp

Patient Information

1.  Working Backs Scotland

http://www.workingbacksscotland.scot.nhs.uk/Individuals/individuals.htm

2.  Staying active

http://www.workingbacksscotland.scot.nhs.uk/publications/WBSleaflet4pp.pdf