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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
 
Status of data tools
ENT UK Tonsillectomy Awaiting re-publication Published
ENT UK Otitis media with effusion

Published

Published
ENT UK Rhinosinusitis Revision out for consultation  
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) Colonic diverticular disease Published Not yet published
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Emergency general surgery Published Published
ACPGBI Faecal incontinence Published- revised Nov 2014 Published
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS) Gallstone disease Published Published
British Hernia Society Groin Hernia Published Revision out for consultation
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Weight assessment and management (Tier 3 services)

Published

Published
ACPGBI Rectal bleeding

Published

Published
AUGIS Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Published Published
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Orthognathic procedures (facial deformity) Published Published
BAOMS Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders Published Not yet published
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Lower back pain- now replaced by NHS England guideline   Published
BOA Painful tingling fingers Published Published
BOA Painful deformed great toe in adults Published Revision out for consultation
BOA Painful osteoarthritis of the hip Published Revision out for consultation
BOA Painful osteoarthritis of the knee Published Revision out for consultation
BOA Subacromial shoulder pain Published Published
BOA Carpel tunnel syndrome Published Revision out for consultation
British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Provision of children's surgery Published Published
British association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) Massive weight loss body contouring Published Published
BAPRAS Breast reduction surgery Published Published
BAPRAS Pinnaplasty (ear correction) Published Published
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Asymptomatic scrotal swelling Published Published
BAUS Foreskin conditions Re-published  
BAUS Lower urinary tract symptoms Published Published
Vascular Society Varicose veins Published Published
BAPS and East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network Paediatric orchidopexy for undescended testis Published Published
BAPS and East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network Paediatric Emergency Appendicectomy Published Published
East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network Management of paediatric torsion Current consultation In development