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D10. Specialised Orthopaedic Services

Scope and service This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers the more specialised elements of orthopaedic services. Adult specialist orthopaedic services are defined by any one or more of the following criteria: the rarity of the condition; the complexity of the condition and the multi-disciplinary team required to treat it, and/or the expertise required to treat […]

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D11. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Scope and service This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment (HBOT). HBOT involves delivery of oxygen inside a treatment chamber at a partial pressure greater than 100 kPa for treating a range of clinical indications. HBOT is widely accepted as standard clinical care for the emergency treatment of decompression illness and air and […]

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D12. Specialised Ophthalmology Services

Scope and service The Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for specialised ophthalmology services encompasses the investigation and management of visual, ocular and ocular adnexal disorders. The CRG covers specialised ophthalmology services for children, young people and adults. Ophthalmology hospital services are provided by multidisciplinary teams of ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthoptists, specialist nurses, and technicians. Specialist services are […]

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D13. Spinal Cord Injury

Scope and service This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers spinal cord injury services. A spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord resulting from trauma, disease or infection. Complete injuries result in tetraplegia or paraplegia below the level of the injury and incomplete injuries result in neurological impairment affecting mobility, bladder and […]

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D14. Complex Spinal Surgery

Scope and service This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers complex spinal surgery services for a diverse and complex range of conditions, including spinal reconstructive surgery, the correction of spinal deformities and treatment of metastatic cord compression and spinal infection. They share close linkages with the management of spinal cord injury, both due to trauma and […]

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D15. Major Trauma

Scope and service This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers major trauma services. Major trauma means multiple, serious injuries that could result in death or serious disability. These might include serious head injuries, severe gunshot wounds or road traffic accidents. These sorts of severe and complex injuries are quite rare: major trauma represents only 0.1% of […]

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D16. Adult Critical Care

Scope and service The Adult Critical Care CRG is a new addition to the portfolio of CRGs. The term ‘adult critical care’ encompasses high dependency care and intensive care and represents a continuum of care for critically ill patients, stepping up and down the pathway before discharge to ward-level care. Certain patient populations have more […]

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B03. Specialised Cancer

Scope and service The Specialised Cancer Clinical Reference Group (CRG) takes an overarching strategic view of the work of all the CRGs containing an element of cancer care (or wholly cancer care). Its clinical members are the Chairs of those CRGs, or their nominated representatives from within their CRG membership More than 300,000 people are […]

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B04. Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Scope and service This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) services.  Also known as Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT), services are used to treat a wide spectrum of haematological and, increasingly, non-haematological, disorders. The most common clinical indications for HSCT are leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma. Chair and Membership A voluntary Chair […]

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B05. Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders

Scope and service This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers haemophilia and bleeding disorder services. Bleeding disorders are medical conditions in which the blood fails to clot properly. These conditions are rare in the general population, affecting around 24,000 people in the UK. Most are genetically inherited. They include Haemophilia A and B (classified as mild, […]

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