People are being asked for their views about plans to stop offering treatments that are clinically ineffective. NHS England is proposing that the following interventions should no longer be routinely commissioned by CCGs because they are ineffective or have been superseded by a safer alternative:
Snoring Surgery (in the absence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)
Dilatation and curettage for heavy menstrual bleeding in women
Knee arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis
Injections for nonspecific low back pain without sciatica
They are also recommending that 13 other interventions should only be performed in specific circumstances where they have been proved to be clinically effective.
For more information and to respond, please visit: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/evidence-based-interventions/ or written responses can be sent to:
The deadline for responding is Friday, 28 September 2018.