||<p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has confirmed that minimally
invasive hip replacement can be offered routinely as a treatment option for people
with severe hip pain provided that doctors are sure that the patient understands what
is involved and agrees to the treatment, and the results of the procedure are monitored.
Their full guidance is here:</p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg363/resources/minimally-invasive-total-hip-replacement-pdf-315958285"
is for local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to decide what services they commission
for the people they are responsible for – this will mean making clinical judgements
about the effectiveness and value of treatments, and the best allocation of resources.
CCGs do this based on the healthcare needs of their local populations and clinical
evidence, to ensure they are providing the best possible, more sustainable care for
their patients.</p><p> </p><p>Treatment decisions should always be made by doctors
based on a patient’s individual clinical needs and informed by the NICE guidelines.</p><p>
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