Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults with suspected axial or peripheral spondyloarthritis are referred to a rheumatologist.

Statement 2 Adults with suspected axial spondyloarthritis and an X‑ray that does not show sacroiliitis have an MRI using an inflammatory back pain protocol.

Statement 3 Adults with axial spondyloarthritis are referred to a specialist physiotherapist for a structured exercise programme.

Statement 4 Adults with spondyloarthritis are given information about their condition, which healthcare professionals will be involved with their care, and how and when to get in touch with them.