We wish to bring to the attention of patients and members of the public that new and updated clinical policies on the following treatments have been approved by the CCG. These are:
- Surgical intervention for benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Cystoscopy for lower urinary tract symptoms in males
- Elective endoscopic procedures of the knee joint cavity
- Male circumcision
These clinical policies explain the criteria that must be met in order for these treatments and procedures to be given on the NHS in this area, or explain why a procedure is not normally made available.
Arrangements are being made with GPs and hospital doctors and consultants, who are required to follow these policies when considering your treatment, for the implementation of these policies. Whilst this takes place there may be a period during which patients who were referred for treatment under the previous versions of these policies, where this is applicable, continue to be managed under that version of the policy.
If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for one of these treatments, you should discuss this with your clinician.