Resource impact statement

No resource impact is anticipated from this clinical guideline. This is because it is considered that where clinical practice changes, as a result of this guidance, there will not be a significant change to resource impact, due to small numbers of people or low costs.

There may be savings as result of the recommendations for spinal fusion procedures and acupuncture for low back pain. However the savings are not anticipated to be significant.

It is not anticipated that there will be a significant increase in costs with adherence to the recommendations related to radio frequency denervation. Organisations may wish to assess the impact locally.

Treatment for low back pain and sciatica is commissioned by clinical commissioning groups and NHS England. Providers are NHS hospital trusts, GPs and community providers.


This page was last updated: 30 November 2016