Offering choice of provider for spinal surgery patients

8th January 2024

Project overview The Protect NoW team is working with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to contact 700 spinal surgery patients currently waiting for a first outpatient appointment.

A new clinic has been set up in Norwich to see ensure that those referred patients are seen in a timely fashion.   The Protect NoW team has contacted over 600 patients over a two-week period with the vast majority of patients opting to transfer to the new clinic.   The clinics will run on a weekly basis with the first patients being seen from August.   Approximately 12% of patients will require surgery and these patients will be returned to the NNUH for treatment.  The remaining patients will receive conservative treatment such as physiotherapy or pain relief.