Healthcare and treatment policies
Here you will find the latest policies governing health services and treatment that is provided to patients.
This list of policies is not exhaustive and will be updated as and when new policies are published or when existing policies are revised. These policies are currently under review.
On this basis it is imperative that you discuss any potential treatments with your GP or hospital consultant, to check whether that particular treatment can be funded. This is because not all treatments are covered by a policy, there are some treatments that are classed as ‘not routinely funded’.
This policy sets out both cosmetic procedures that are not normally commissioned and those that are only commissioned when certain criteria are met.
Fertility Treatment Policies
- IVF – including Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Policy
- Intrauterine (IUI) and Donor Insemination (DI) Policy
- Gamete/embryo cryopreservation Policy
This policy covers requests for treatment or medication that are not routinely provided by the NHS.
This document is intended for the use of clinicians and covers the threshold for referral to secondary care for the following conditions and procedures:
- Opthalmology: Cataract (first and second eye)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hips and Knee replacements
- Dyspepsia: endoscopy
- Asymptomatic Cholecystectomy
- Rectal Bleeding
- Myringotomy with or without grommets
- Management of heavy menstrual bleeding
- Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Patients are advised to always speak to their GP in the first instance, as any referral to secondary care must come from a GP.
Travelling abroad for healthcare
Please click here for information about
- overseas visitors wanting to receive healthcare in the UK
- UK residents who wish to travel abroad for healthcare