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This is a summary of the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG, and the South Devon & Torbay CCG commissioning policy for the provision of dilatation and curettage for heavy menstrual bleeding in women.
Dilatation and curettage (D&C) is not routinely commissioned in Devon for diagnosis or treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in women.
Ultrasound scans and camera tests, with sampling of the lining of the womb (hysteroscopy and biopsy), can be used to investigate heavy periods. Medication and intrauterine systems (IUS) can be used to treat heavy periods.
Queries and applications should be submitted by clinicians to the Individual Funding Request Panel via our generic email address:
Applications should be submitted by clinicians to the Individual Funding Request Panel via the CCG generic email address:
Policy position adopted from NHS England Evidence-Based Interventions Guidance for CCGs, 28 November 2018
Date of publication: 8th March 2019