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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidance in 2013 for the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins. They concluded that varicose veins should be assessed by a vascular specialist and a venous duplex ultrasound should be part of that assessment. Treatments should be in the following order

Clarivein is a new technique which has been approved by NICE when used by practitioners with training and that patients understand the technique does not have long term results.

NHS Treatment

NHS treatment of varicose veins in Lincolnshire is subject to NHS Lincolnshire's prior approval scheme. This means that NHS funding is only available under certain circumstances. This means that many patients who were previously entitled to NHS care no longer qualify. Although private patients have a right to transfer to the NHS for their treatment they are not entitled to transfer if their condition does not meet NHS Lincolnshire's prior approval criteria.

Please discuss your individual case with your GP if you are in any doubt. which includes most cases of thread veins.

Insurance Companies

Private insurers usually cover patients for varicose veins that are causing symptoms, however they have been changing their criteria in recent years. Please do check with your insurance company that you are covered before attending your appointment. Most policies will not cover cosmetic procedures which includes most cases of thread veins.