We wish to bring to the attention of people in Fylde and Wyre that revised and updated clinical policies on dilatation and curettage, hysteroscopy, hip arthroscopy and cosmetic procedures have been approved by the CCG.

These clinical policies explain the criteria that must be met in order for these treatments and procedures to be given on the NHS in this area.

Arrangements are being made with GPs and hospital doctors and consultants for the implementation of these policies. Whilst this takes place there will be a period during which patients who were referred for treatment under the previous version of the policy continue to be managed under that version of the policy.

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for one of these treatments, you should discuss this with your clinician.