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This is a summary of the NHS Devon commissioning policy for the provision of Adult Snoring Surgery (in the absence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA))
Supporting referral guidelines:
Surgical procedures in adults to remove, refashion or stiffen the tissues of the soft palate are not routinely commissioned in Devon in the management of simple snoring.
There are a number of alternatives to surgery that can improve the symptom of snoring. These include:
This policy only relates to patients with snoring in the absence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and should not be applied to the surgical treatment of patients who snore and have proven OSA who may benefit from surgical intervention as part of the treatment of the OSA.
Queries and applications should be submitted by clinicians to the Individual Funding Request Panel via our generic email address: email@example.com
Exceptional /Individual Funding Requests (IFR)
Applications should be submitted by clinicians to the Individual Funding Request Panel via the NHS Devon generic email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Funding Request (IFR)
Policy position adopted from NHS England Evidence-Based Interventions Guidance for CCGs, 28 November 2018
Date of publication: 8 March 2019
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