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Letters NICE on back pain

NICE outraged by ousting of pain society president

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 28 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3028
  1. Michael Rawlins, chairman1,
  2. Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director1
  1. 1National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), London WC1V 6NA
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    The British Pain Society has voted to force its president, Professor Paul Watson, out of office because some members disagreed with a recommendation in the recent guideline on low back pain from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that he helped to develop.1 The society’s sustained campaign against a highly respected pain management …

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