Q: Our practice would like to provide some services not available on the NHS as they would be considered cosmetic.
Currently the only option for patients is expensive treatment at a local private hospital. We would like to provide the services at reasonable cost to both our patients and those of other local practices.
It is proving impossible to get the PCT to give us a definite answer as to whether this is possible and, if it is, what rules and regulations we would need to follow. Can you give us a definitive answer?