Our Policies

On this page you’ll find the latest policies governing health services and treatment that is provided to patients.

This list of policies is not exhaustive and will be updated as and when new policies are published or when existing policies are revised. These policies are currently under review.

On this basis it is imperative that you discuss any potential treatments with your GP or hospital consultant, to check whether that particular treatment can be funded. This is because not all treatments are covered by a policy, there are some treatments that are classed as ‘not routinely funded’.

Conflict of Interest Policy 2017

East Midlands Cosmetic Procedures Policy 2014

This policy sets out both cosmetic procedures that are not normally commissioned and those that are only commissioned when certain criteria are met.


Individual Funding Request Policy 

This policy covers requests for treatment or medication that are not routinely provided by the NHS.


Fertility Treatment Policies


Mental Health Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Policy

This policy outlines how Leicester City, West Leicestershire and East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups will discharge the statutory obligations of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) within their commissioning duties.


Planned Care Policies 

This document is intended for the use of clinicians and covers the threshold for referral to secondary care for the following conditions and procedures:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Opthalmology: Cataract (first and second eye)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hips and Knee replacements
  • Dyspepsia: endoscopy
  • Asymptomatic Cholecystectomy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Myringotomy with or without grommets
  • Management of heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Patients are advised to always speak to their GP in the first instance, as any referral to secondary care must come from a GP.


Settings of Care Policy


Overseas visitors

The overseas visitors regulations set out when certain persons who are not normally resident in the United Kingdom will be charged for relevant services provided under the National Health Service Act 2006.


If you are a UK resident and you wish to travel aboard to obtain healthcare, the NHS England website has some information on the points you should consider.


Complaints Policy

View our Complaints Policy below.