Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness

Camden has updated our PoLCE (Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness) policy which has been in place since 2011. The updated policy is effective from 20th May 2019. 

Across North Central London (NCL), comprising of the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington, our aim is to have a consistent, evidence-based approach to delivering treatments across the area. NCL have now reviewed and updated the NCL PoLCE (Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness) policy. 

The aim of this work is to ensure the best clinical practice across the whole of NCL. The aim is to provide doctors with the latest evidence on what treatments should be offered to patients to achieve the best health outcome whilst also seeking to ensure that patients do not receive unnecessary treatment or intervention that will have little impact on their condition. People with an equal need, will have equal access to treatments. 

Any change to treatment will only apply to a very specific set of procedures outlined in PoLCE policy. This policy does not affect any referrals for suspected cancers or any form of urgent or emergency treatment. 

The update is to ensure consistent London-wide treatment policies that are clinically appropriate and based on the latest, robust evidence that they improve patient outcomes. 

The new updated policy is available to download from our website

For further information on the update please view public FAQs here.