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Recommendations and Appraisals

Musculoskeletal and joint diseases

On this page you will find our appraisal documents and recommendations sorted by BNF chapter.

Where a decision is >24 months old; these are highlighted in red. If you are a clinician working within the
NTAG region and would like to prioritise an old decision for re-review please contact the professional secretary
on nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net


 

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Title

Documents

Decision

Date

 

 

 

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Actipatch® for management of localised musculoskeletal pain
 

Recommendation

Appraisal

Not recommended

20/11/2018

 

 

Etanercept Biosimilar (Benepali®)
 

Recommendation

Appraisal

Recommended as a 1st
line option

 

05/04/2016

 

 

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis (NETAG)
 

Recommendation

Appraisal

Not recommended

10/07/2012

 

 

Infliximab biosimilars

 

Recommendation

Appraisal

Recommended as an option

02/06/2015

 

Updated
12 Aug 2020

Infliximab Subcutaneous (Remsima®)
 

Recommendation

Appraisal

Recommended as an option during Covid-19 Pandemic. To be reviewed in 12 months.
 

12/08/2020

 

 

Orthotic functional electrical stimulation (FES) for drop foot of neurological origin (updated)
 

Recommendation

Appraisal

recommended if patient fulfils specific criteria

08/09/2015

 

 

Rituximab (MabThera®) for severe rheumatoid arthritis
(non-NICE indications) (NETAG)

Recommendation

Appraisal

Recommends rituximab in combination with methotrexate
as first-line biological therapy in cases where there is an absolute contraindication to tumour necrosis factor inhibitor
 

11/10/2011

 

 

Rituximab Biosimilars
 

Recommendation
 

Appraisal
 

Approved for use as an option.
 

06/06/2017
 

 

 

Sequential use of TNF inhibitors
for the treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
 

Recommendation

Appraisal

Recommended as an option

08/09/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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