Each patient will be individually assessed for the need to proceed with urgent surgery. The Spine Centre is committed to providing a responsible service during the time of uncertainty to all patients with spinal pathology. Non-urgent, elective surgery will be rescheduled to a date after the ‘lock down’ period to when it is deemed safe to proceed. If you have intractable pain not responsive to analgesia the surgery will proceed. You will be contacted by the Spine Centre to assess your pain levels and to decide on the urgency of surgery.