Procedures of Limited Clinical Value - Patient Information Leaflet
Evidence-Based Interventions Programme
The Evidence-Based Interventions Programme focuses on 17 interventions that fall in to two categories. Four that should not be routinely offered to patients unless there are exceptional circumstances (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 ) and 13 interventions (Breast reduction, Removal of benign skin lesions, Grommets for Glue Ear in Children, Tonsillectomy for recurrent tonsillitis, Haemorrhoid surgery, Hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding, Chalazia removal, Arthroscopic shoulder decompression for subacromial shoulder pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome release, Dupuytren’s contracture release, Ganglion excision, Trigger finger release, Varicose vein surgery) that should only be offered to patients when certain clinical criteria are met.
Resources to help health professionals, patients and the public understand the Evidence-Based Interventions Programme and the interventions that are currently included in the guidance can be found here >>> https://www.england.nhs.uk/evidence-based-interventions/resources/