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Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Framework

Early Recognition of Cauda Equina Syndrome
A Framework for Assessment and Referral
for Primary care / MSK interface services

In 2020, the National Back Pain Clinical Network (now the National Spine Network) launched new guidance; The Framework of Assessment and Referral of Early CES for Primary Care clinicians and MSK interface services.

Click Here to download the Framework (PDF)
(Or view document further down this page)

Below are recorded Webinars from the launch for Primary and Secondary Care, along with a follow-up video answering some questions.

Webinar Launch of Framework
for Secondary Care

(broadcast 15 July 2020)

Webinar Launch of Framework
for Primary Care

(broadcast 16 July 2020)

Answers to Survey Questions

(recorded 4 November 2020)

About the NSN

The National Spine Network (NSN) is an active multi-professional collaboration dedicated to the implementation of the best evidence for the management of spinal disorders through the National Back and Radicular Pain Pathway. The strength of the network lies with its members, learning from each other’s vast cumulative knowledge and experience to promote excellence in clinical care.



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