Vasectomy referrals for diabetic patients
Further to our communication in November 2021, we write to remind you that a HbA1C result must be provided at the time of the referral for diabetic patients being referred for a vasectomy.
From 1/12/21, Solent NHS Trust’s vasectomy service implemented the following:
- GPs must include an up to date (within 3 months of referral) HbA1C result. Failure to provide this will mean the referral will not be accepted and you will need to submit a new referral.
- All referrals of patients with HbA1C >69 mmol/mol will be rejected and patients will be asked to return to their GP for optimisation of their diabetic control before being referred back for a vasectomy.
- If, in the future, self-referrals are accepted, any diabetic patient who self refers will be asked to see their GP for review of their diabetic control and only be accepted following a GP referral which satisfies the above criteria.