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This is a message from Dr Desai at The Old Courthouse Medical Practice. A clinical trial exploring treatment for the COVID-19 virus is taking place. If you experience a new or worsening continuous cough and/or a high temperature and have had it for less than 14 days and are not starting to feel better, please click  https://www.phctrials.ox.ac.uk/principle-trial/how-to-join to find out more. Please call the Trial Team if you have any questions or do not have access to online systems: 0800 138 0880

Low Priority Treatments

 

Referrals for Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness
November 2011

Some treatments are now described as ‘Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness’, and need to be considered on a case by case basis before they can be provided on the NHS.


If your clinician (usually a GP or consultant) does refer you, they will need to make an application for funding because;
• The effectiveness of the procedure needs to be assessed
• More information about your health might be needed
• This can take four to six weeks
• Your doctor will be informed of the decision and they will pass this on to you

Some of the procedures are:

Ganglions

Grommets

Bartholins cyst

Male circumcision for non significant functional problems

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Excessive sweating

Varicose veins

Carpal tunnel

Hysterectomy for menstrual bleeding

Minor skin surgery for non cancerous lesions

D & C for heavy menstrual bleeding

Chronic sinusitis

Injections for non specific back pain

Varicocoele

Refashioning scars

Complementary medicine

Reversal of sterilisation

Treatment of ME/chronic fatigue

Surgery for snoring

 

 



 
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