Additional Policy Changes

The CCG is proposing that the following treatments and procedures are subject to tighter restrictions than in the current policy:

 Hip arthroscopy  Hernia 
 Knee arthoscopy  Microsuction
 Shoulder arthroscopy  Dupuytren's Contracture
 Carpal tunnel  Hysterectomy for menorrhagia
 Cholecystectomy (Gallstones)  Knee replacement - unilateral
 Cataract surgery  Minor skin lesions
 Diagnostic endoscopy - Dyspepsia  Sleep studies - snoring
 Diagnostic endoscopy - Colon (Colonoscopy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS)  Trigger finger
 Female genital prolapse/stress incontinence - surgical and non-surgical  Varicose veins
For further information:

Download the Service Restriction Policy Review 2016 document here

See our information on Have your say on the Service Restriction Policy Review

Download our current Service Restriction Policy here

Find more information on existing local services at

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