MSCC guidelines for professionals

Below you will find in depth guidance to help in the management of patients diagnosed with MSCC, from initial management to rehabilitation and discharge.

Patient information leaflets

Information has been developed for patients and can be accessed on our MSCC resources page.

Investigation and management of spinal cord compression

Symptomatic and supportive care

Nursing care plans

Complementary therapy


You can also access details about local allied health professionals who will support patient rehabilitation; this can be accessed via the MSCC resources section.

Discharge letter

For patients who receive radiotherapy as the definitive treatment for their spinal cord compression, the following discharge letter will be completed and sent with them to their referring ward.  This provides the ward team with details of the treatment delivered as well as the expected side effect and management advice.

Last updated: April 2023