Planned care policies

In 2018, the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland asked local patients about 101 policies that describe when and how non-emergency operations and treatments are carried out. Some examples of these are hip and knee replacements, operations to correct a cataract, joint injections and varicose vein surgery.

Planned care is the non-emergency treatment and operations that are carried out in hospital and in the community, with appointments arranged in advance. The policies that govern this treatment for patients in East Leicestershire and Rutland / West Leicestershire are managed by Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group on our behalf.

The policies cover the following areas of medicine:

  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Fertility
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Imaging
  • Maxillofacial
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Pain
  • Plastics
  • Podiatry
  • Respiratory
  • Urology
  • Vascular

Read more and view the approved policies here.