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 for patients at Fracture/ Trauma Clinic.
Urgent appointments can be made in elective Orthopaedic/ Rheumatology/Pain Clinics for patients with:
Consider diagnosis (discuss within peer review).
If not responding consider referral to Interface Team.
In addition to Osteoarthritis being clinically considered as the likely diagnosis, the additional criteria must be met prior to a referral to secondary care:
Individual Funding Requests
Hip resurfacing and hip replacement is listed on Gloucestershire CCG's Effective Clinical Commissioning Policy. Please the links below for details of access criteria and funding arrangements: