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Healthcare and treatment policies

Here you will find the latest polices governing health services and treatment that is provided to patients.

East Midlands Cosmetic Procedures Policy 2017: in process of being reviewed

Planned Care Policies (Right Care 4th Wave)in process of being reviewed

The above policy covers the following conditions or procedures:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Cataract (first and second eye)
  • Stable glaucoma
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Hips and knees
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Myringotomy with or without grommets (ear drum incision)
  • Management of heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Asymptomatic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms

Low Priority Treatment Policy: in process of being reviewed

Overseas visitors: current regulations

Overseas visitors: amended regulations coming into force on 21st August 2017

Assisted conception services and overseas visitors

On 21st August 2017, the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 come into force (see above). The regulations set out when certain persons who are not normally resident in the United Kingdom will be charged for relevant services provided under the National Health Service Act 2006.

Under the amended regulations, assisted conception services will no longer be included in the scope of services available for free for those who pay the immigration health surcharge.