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Commissioning Guide Topics

RCS commissioning guides - grouped by topic - are available for download below. 

We aim to continually improve our commissioning guides to meet the needs of commissioners and providers. Please contact us with your feedback and ideas for future topics.

 Surgical specialty  Topic Status of guides
 ENT UK  Tonsillectomy Re-published
 ENT UK  Otitis media with effusion Under revision
 ENT UK  Rhinosinusitis Re-published
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)   Colonic diverticular disease Under revision
 Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)  Emergency general surgery Under revision
 ACPGBI  Faecal incontinence Re-published
 Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)  Gallstone disease Re-published
 British Hernia Society  Groin Hernia Published
 British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society  Weight assessment and management (Tier 3 services) Under revision
 ACPGBI  Rectal bleeding Re-published
 AUGIS  Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Pending re-publication
 British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS)  Orthognathic procedures (facial deformity) Out for consultation
 BAOMS  Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders Under revision
 British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)  Lower back pain- now replaced by NHS England guideline  

 Carpal tunnel syndrome guide 2017

 BOA  Painful deformed great toe guide 2017 Published
 BOA  Pain arising from the hip guide 2017 Published
 BOA Painful osteoarthritis of the knee guide 2017 Published
 BOA  Subacromial shoulder pain Published
 British Association of Paediatric Surgeons  Provision of children's surgery Under revision
 British association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)  Massive weight loss body contouring Under revision
 BAPRAS  Breast reduction surgery Published
 BAPRAS  Pinnaplasty (ear correction) Not for revision
 British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)  Asymptomatic scrotal swelling Re-published
 BAUS  Foreskin Conditions Re-published
 BAUS  Lower urinary tract symptoms  Published
 Vascular Society  Varicose veins  Under revision
 BAPS and East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network  Paediatric orchidopexy for undescended testis  Published
 BAPS and East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network  Paediatric Emergency Appendicectomy  Published
 East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network   Management of paediatric torsion Published

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