Prior to referral consider / screen to exclude:
Key Clinical Observations of concern:
Patients with any of the following suspected should be sent to A&E:
Urgent appointments can be made in elective Hand Clinics for patients with:
Consider diagnosis (discuss within peer review).
In most cases, trigger finger is a nuisance rather than a serious condition and can be managed using conservative options.
If surgical criteria applicable refer directly to surgeon especially if significant pain present.
Trigger finger release is listed on Gloucestershire CCG's Effective Clinical Commissioning Policy. Please the attached link for details of access criteria and funding arrangements.