To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to publish a quality standard on lower back pain.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) jointly with the National Quality Board recently ran an engagement exercise on the library of NICE Quality Standard NHS health care topics. As part of this exercise a proposed library of topics was published for comment. Within this proposed library of topics ‘Low Back Pain’ was included. The engagement exercise closed on