We have produced a range of both clinical and corporate policies to ensure that staff provide, and patients receive high quality care and treatment. ‘The Equality Analysis of our policies is attached at the end of the Policies’.

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 213505
Email: individual.requests@dorsetccg.nhs.uk

Email: DOCCG.IndividualRequest@nhs.net (please use this email if sending patient identifiable information)

Adult Snoring Surgery in Absence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea


Benign Skin Lesions

Botulinum Toxin Type A

Botulinum Toxin Type A (for over active bladder)

Breast Reduction

Breast Surgery (not breast reduction)

Bunions, surgical management of

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation DNACPR

Carpal Tunnel Release

Cataract Surgery

Closure of Patent Formane Ovale

Complementary Medicines & Therapies

Cosmetic Treatments (including laser treatment)

Desensitising Light Therapy for the management of PMLE

Dilatation and Curettage (for heavy menstrual bleeding)

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Ear Wax Removal (Adults)

European Cross Border Healthcare

Excision of Chalazion and Benign Skin Lesions of the Eyelid

Fertility – Assisted Conception

Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES)

Gall Stones, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Ganglia removal

GP Checklist for Infertility Referrals

Grommets Ventilation Tube

Haemorrhoid surgery

Healthcare travel costs scheme

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Replacement

Hydrocele, surgical intervention of

Hysterectomy for Menorrhagia

Policy for individual patient treatments

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Interventional Procedures in the Management of Spinal Pain

Knee Arthroscopy with Osteoarthritis

Knee Arthroscopy without Osteoarthritis

Knee Replacement

Labiaplasty Vaginoplasty and Hymenorrhaphy

Laryngeal surgery

Leaving Hospital


Making Sense of Evidence Based Interventions

Male Circumcision

Management of Planned Care

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Open-Upright MRI Scan

Penile Prosthesis

Personal Health Budget

Removal of (surgery for) Benign Skin Lesions

Reversal of Vasectomy and Sterilisation

Subacromial Shoulder Decompression surgery

Simple Snoring

Spinal Pain

Testicular Prosthesis


Trigger Finger Release

Weight Management

Weight Management referral form

Varicose Vein surgery

Individual Patient Treatment (IPT)

Corporate Policies

Anti-fraud bribery and corruption

Accessible information standard

Confidential corporate information

Continuing healthcare choice and equity

Continuing health care and funded nursing care

Customer care and complaints

Data Protection

Data Quality

Data Security and Protection

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Guidance for managing authorities

Development & Management of Procedural Documents and Policies

Pan-Dorset do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation policy

Duty of Candour Policy

Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Framework

Engagement and Communications Framework

Equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

Framework for the Strategic Involvement of Patients and Service Users

Freedom of information

Policy for Individual Patient Treatment

Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Framework

Making sense of evidence based interventions

Management of adverse incidents

Management of planned care

Management of serious incidents

Multi-agency safeguarding adults

Multi-agency Pressure Ulcer Framework

Organisational Development Framework

Overarching Medicines Management

Personal Health Care budgets

Personal Health Commissioning Data Privacy Notice

Policy for the Management of the Closure of a Care Home

System Quality Impact Assessments

System Quality Impact Assessment form

Quality Framework 2020-2022

Risk management framework

Safeguarding adult & children

Safeguarding Children Young People and Adults Training Framework

Standards of Business Conduct incl Conflicts of Interest (page 103 onwards of the Governance Handbook)