Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Clinical policies

Clinical policies and criteria based access protocols in respect of treatments which are not routinely commissioned are currently being reviewed.

Where reviews have been completed, the updated policy or protocol has been incorporated on this site.

If you are unable to locate a policy which relates to a specific treatment or you would like to discuss the clinical criteria for access in respect of a particular treatment then please contact:

Individual Patient Treatment Team
Second Floor West
Vespasian House
Barrack Road

Telephone no: 01305 368936

Email:   (please use this email if sending patient identifiable information)



Benign Skin Lesions / Cosmetic Treatment

Botulinum Toxin Type A

Botulinum Toxin Type A for over active bladder

Breast Surgery 

Bunions, surgical management of

Carpal Tunnel

Cataract Surgery 

Closure of Patent Formane Ovale

Complementary Therapy and Medicines  

Desensitising Light therapy for the management of PMLE

Do not attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation DNACPR

Dupuytrens Contracture

Ear Wax Removal

European Cross Border Healthcare

Excision of Chalazion

Gall Stones, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy



Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES)

GP Checklist for Infertility Referrals 

Ganglion, treatment of

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme Final 

Hip arthroscopy

Hip Replacement

Hydrocele, surgical intervention of

Hysterectomy for Menorrhagia

Individual patient treatment

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Replacement

Kyphoplasty  (Coming Soon)

Laryngeal Surgery



Making Sense of Local Criteria Based Access Protocols

Male Circumcision

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Open-Upright MRI Scan

Non Emergency Patient Transport Service Eligibility Policy

Penile Prosthesis

Personal Health Budgets

Reversal of Vasectomy and Sterilisation

Simple Snoring

Spinal pain

Testicular Prostheses


Trigger Finger

Weight Management

Weight management Referral Form

Varicose Veins