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

Individual Patient Treatment

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

Medicines Management Standards