Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting asymptomatic swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta.
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) Subject to Low Priority Procedures or Prior Approval Policy
- Women & Children
- Public Health
- Mental Health
- Policies & Services
- 2 Week Wait
An abdominoplasty is cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the abdomen
Neck pain or a stiff neck is a common problem and generally nothing to worry about.
Information about seeking advice & guidance from secondary care to avoid unnecessary referrals and safely obtaining timely and safe management advice. Consultant Connect service. Urgent Connect GP Liaison Service
Loose or redundant peri-anal skin
Anal fissure is a benign tear in the ano-derm, the skin lining the lower half of the anal canal.
An anal fistula is an abnormal communication between the anal canal / lower rectum and the perineal, perianal or buttock skin
Itching of the anal canal or the peri-anal skin
Peri-anal and ischeo-anal abscesses are a common cause for acute surgical admission
For wearers of an artificial eye or cosmetic shell and there are over 50 clinics in England for prosthesis checking and polishing with provision of a replacement when necessary.
Audiology direct referral service for Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Hearing or Listening Difficulties
These are guidelines for most patients most of the time. Like all guidelines, there are exceptions. Acute back pain is for < 6 weeks, chronic > 6 weeks
Balanitis is a skin irritation on the head of the penis
Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery operation for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids.
Latest information and referral forms for 2WW Breast
(Gender reassignment, & reconstructive surgery after cancer or trauma is not included in this policy)
Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. To do this, an x-ray is taken of each breast (mammogram). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment
Guide to breast symptom management and referral
Cataract surgery is a procedure used to treat cataracts, where changes in the lens of the eye cause cloudy, blurry, or misty vision.
Cervical lymphadenopathy refers to lymphadenopathy of the cervical lymph nodes (the glands in the neck).
A chalazion also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland.
Treatment of pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Dental treatment for children, adults and older people in Coventry who because of a mental or behavioural impairment or disability, are unable to access general practice dental care.
Information about the services provided by our community ENT specialties
Complementary and alternative therapies are not routinely funded
Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you're not passing stools regularly or you're unable to completely empty your bowel.
How to access dental care during Covid-19 restrictions (from NHS Website)
A DEXA scan is a special type of X-ray that measures bone mineral density (BMD).
Diabetic retinopathy, also known as diabetic eye disease, is when damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes.
Referral advice for diabetic foot and vascular problems
A range of features help differentiate the causes of ear discharges.
Management of dry eye with ocular lubricants. When to refer
Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren's disease) is a condition that affects the hands and fingers.
Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. A
Arm pain is common and usually caused by an injury or fall.
Nosebleed, also known as a epistaxis, is the common occurrence of bleeding from the nose.
A facelift (rhytidectomy) is cosmetic surgery to lift up and pull back the skin to make the face tighter and smoother.
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is the cutting of nerve signals to stop blushing.
Some lower GI tract cancers are caused by inherited germline mutations.
Foot pain is a common problem with a wide range of possible causes.
A nose fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage over the bridge, or in the sidewall or septum .
Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common procedure.
Clinical genetics is a specialist regional service based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
Treatment for Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) in adults is a Low Priority Procedure (LPP) and not routinely funded. Prior approval will normally be required before treatment starts in secondary care.
A grommet is a very small tube that's inserted into the child's ear during surgery.
Finding blood in your urine can be very frightening and must be investigated by a doctor, but it's not usually a sign of anything life-threatening.
A haemorrhoidectomy is an operation to remove haemorrhoids.
A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus.
Hearing Loss (Deafness) and Audiology
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
Most cases of hip pain in adults that are treated with surgery are caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
Hoarseness is a subjective term and usually refers to a weak or altered voice.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. It's the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
A hydrocele denotes a pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity.
Kidney stone disease is when a solid piece of material (kidney stone) occurs in the urinary tract.
An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with joints.
Information regarding knee instability
Joint pain is a very common problem with many possible causes - but it's usually a result of injury or arthritis.
Management of ulcers on legs
The lower urinary tract consists of the bladder, prostate gland and urethra.
Lymphoedema Clinics referral details
Macular disorders – Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD) Diabetic Macular Oedema, Retinal Vein Occlusion
A range of problems can affect the macula. Treatment may be with Anti–Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor therapy, also known as anti-VEGF, that blocks vascular endothelial growth factor.
Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear in the mouth.
Nasal discharge is a very common problem, especially amongst children.
Most lumps and swellings under the skin are harmless and can be left alone.
The service has been developed to divert patients away from GP practices to an eye care professional able to see and treat many common eye conditions, helping to release GP capacity.
Signposting referral options for management of obesity
Information about the Opthalmic Survival Manual
New referral pathway for eye casualty referral (COVID-19 measures).
Otalgia is defined as ear pain.
Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).
Community referral for paediatric audiology
Management and referral of common orthopaedic problems in childhood
Revised booking process for the Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance Paramedic Acute Visiting Service (PAVs)
A penile implant is a medical device that is custom-fit and surgically placed into a penis.
Referral and assessment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Phimosis is a condition in where the foreskin of the penis is too tight to be pulled back to reveal the glans.
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
Pilonidal sinus is a condition caused by chronic infection of abscess cavities, containing hair, in the natal cleft.
A pinnaplasty is a procedure to alter the appearance of ears.
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland.
After an amputation, you may be able to have a prosthetic limb fitted.
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the fluid pressure inside the eye.
Rectal bleeding (bleeding from the bottom) is often noticed as small amounts of bright-red blood on toilet paper.
Surgery to remove the tonsils is known as a tonsillectomy.
Retinal vein occlusion is one of the most common causes of sudden painless unilateral loss of vision.
Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergen.
Rhinoplasty changes the appearance of the nose often using a graft or implant. Septorhinoplasty straightens or repairs the septum that separates the nostrils and alters the shape of the nose. Septoplasty repairs a deviated septum to improve breathing.
Referral pathways for surgical assessment and management of surgical emergencies avoiding ED. This service does NOT assess dental pain
Assessment in secondary care is advised for any child with a suspected scoliosis who is still growing.
Sepsis - overwhelming infection requiring urgent treatment
Shoulder pain can radiate as far as the elbow
Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft tissue in your head and neck as you breathe in.
A squint (strabismus) is a condition where the eyes point in different directions.
Support for stoma issues in Coventry & Rugby
Information regarding tattoo removal
Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about.
Tinnitus is the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source.
The Tissue Viability Nurse Team can help with ulcers and difficult wounds.
Trigger finger is a condition that affects one or more of the hand's tendons, making it difficult to bend the affected finger or thumb.
An umbilical hernia appears as a painless lump in or near the navel (belly button).
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections. In order to avoid misdiagnosis of UTI and the subsequent overtreatment / misuse of antibiotics please adhere to the following principles when using dipsticks.
Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins – usually blue or dark purple – that usually occur on the legs.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception.
Vertigo is the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.
An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour.