News from The Kings Fund: 26 October

Medical Technology Group

Your first choice: the provision of and access to UFE
Uterine artery/fibroid embolisation (UAE/UFE) treatment is a non-surgical interventional radiology treatment which is a less invasive alternative to hysterectomy, with faster recovery time. A survey of English PCTs and acute trust shows significant variation across some PCT areas in the number of women undergoing UFE and found that in some areas UFE was not being routinely commissioned. It includes recommendations for the Government, healthcare professionals, NHS commissioners in order to address the challenges that have been identified.

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