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Abdominal Loose Skin Removal

  • Related keywords: Tummy tuck, excess skin, excess fat, high BMI, Fleur-de-Lys abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, apronectomy.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for funding for abdominoplasty and removal of loose skin

Acupuncture

  • Related keywords: Chinese medicine, needles, complementary medicine, alternative medicine
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture after a proper medical diagnosis. It is based on scientific evidence that shows the treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue.

Adenoidectomy

  • Related keywords: Adenoids, tonsils, lymphoid (glandular) tissue, Waldeyer’s ring, ENT.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the adenoids. In general, adenoidectomy is not warranted unless the effect on the child of large adenoids is considerable and persists.

Alfa Pumps for the Removal of Ascites due to Liver Disease

  • Related keywords: Liver Disease, Alfa Pumps, Removal of Ascites,
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for an Alfa Pumps Device for the Removal of Ascites due to Liver Disease

Anal skin tags

  • Related keywords: Rectal growth, skin lesion.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for removal of anal skin tags

Benign skin lesions

  • Related keywords: Warts and plantar warts, seborrhoeic keratoses (benign skin growths, basal cell papillomas, warts), spider naevi, thread veins, benign pigmented naevi (moles), dermatofibromas (skin growths), skin tags, sebaceous cysts (pilar & epidermoid cysts), lipomata (fat deposits underneath the skin), xanthelasmas (cholesterol deposits underneath the skin) and port wine stains.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for removal of benign skin lesions

Blepharoplasty

  • Related keywords: Drooping eye lid, puffy bags below the eyes, excess tissue above the upper eyelids (dermatochalasis).
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for removal of excess skin (dermatochalasis) from the eyelids (blepharoplasty)

Botulinum Toxin Treatment Policy

  • Related keywords: Botox
  • Date: 03 Nov 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Botulinum Toxin treatment is only routinely funded for specific indications as outlined on the BNSSG JFG website; botulinum toxin for any other indication is not routinely funded by the CCG.

Breast Surgery (Female)

  • Related keywords: Breast Implant Surgery, Augmentation, Asymmetry, Reduction, Mastopexy, Uplift, correction of inverted nipples.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

This merged policy includes all surgeries to alter or improve the appearance of female breasts, except Breast Reconstruction Post Cancer, and supersedes previous breast policies.

Breast Surgery (male)

  • Related keywords: Swelling breast, extra breast tissue, prominent breasts, breast reduction, gynaecomastia, breast asymmetry, Amastia.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for breast surgery for male patients.

Carpal tunnel

  • Related keywords: Muscle wasting, nerves of the hand, carpal tunnel release.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for removal of carpal tunnel

Cataract referral

  • Related keywords: Visual acuity, cataracts, eye sight, visual acuity, imbalance, anisometropia, anisekonia.
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for cataract referral

Chalazia

  • Related keywords: Meibomian cyst, meibomian gland duct
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for removal of chalazia

Chest Wall Deformity Correction for Cosmetic Purposes

  • Related keywords: Chest wall deformity, pectus excavatum, funnel chest, pectus carinatum, poland syndrome, pigeon chest, pectus arcuatum and sternum.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral with regards to the Correction of Chest Wall Deformity for Cosmetic Purposes

Chiropractic Assessment and Treatment

  • Related keywords: Manipulation of the spine, musculoskeletal system.
  • Date: 14 Aug 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for chiropraxis

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Referral Policy for Adults

  • Related keywords: Chronic Fatigue, ME, exhaustion, myalgic encephalomyelitis,
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Referral for Adults.

Closure of patent foramen ovale for migraine

  • Related keywords: OVALE, migraine, foramen.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for closure of patent foramen ovale for migraine

Congenital Ear Deformity Correction Surgery including Pinnaplasty

  • Related keywords: Pinnaplasty, Cryptotia, Microtia, Anotia
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Congenital Ear Deformity Correction Surgery including Pinnaplasty, Cryptotia, Microtia, Anotia

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

  • Related keywords: Type 1 Diabetes, CGM
  • Date: 08 Sep 2017
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for funding for a Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor for patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

Cosmetic Contact Lenses

  • Related keywords: contact lenses, plano cosmetic, disfigured eyes, misaligned eyeball, exotropia, amblyopia, inoperable cataracts, coats disease, heterochromia
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Funding request for Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Cosmetic Surgery or Treatment

  • Related keywords: Post-trauma injury, Umbilicoplasty, Buttock Enhancement, Hair Transplants, Chin, Cheek and/or Lip enhancement, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dermal Fillers (including Collagen fat Injection), Scar revision (including Keloid Scarring), Shave Rhynophyma, Dermabrasion or Chemical Peel of the skin.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for funding for Cosmetic Surgery or Treatment

CPAP for the Treatment of OSAHS

  • Related keywords: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), obstructive sleep apnoea and hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS)
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnoea and hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS)

Diagnostic dilation and curettage (D&C) in women <40 yrs with menorrhagia

  • Related keywords: Hypermenorraghia, menstruation, menorrhagia, menstrual period.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for diagnostic dilation and curettage (D&C) in women <40 yrs with menorrhagia

Divarication of Recti

  • Related keywords: Tummy muscles, muscle weakness, divarication.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for funding for a referral for divarication of recti

Dupuytren’s contracture

  • Related keywords: Flexion deformity, metacapophalanageal joint and proximal interphalangeal joint.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for dupuytren’s contracture

Ear wax removal; Referral to secondary care for all ages

  • Related keywords: Ear wax, ear blockage, tinnitus, vertigo, earache, wax, ear canal, keratin, otalgia, otitis externa.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for ear wax removal; Referral to secondary care

Ectropion and Entropion Surgery

  • Related keywords: ectropion, entropion, , eyelashes, vision loss
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Funding Request for Ectropion and Entropion Surgery

Elective Treatment in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

  • Date: 03 Nov 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Requests for Elective Treatment in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Epididymal Cysts

  • Related keywords: Cysts, testicular lump, epididymal and testes.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for removal of epididymal cysts

Exogen Ultrasound Bone Healing System

  • Related keywords: Exogen Ultrasound Bone Healing System, bone fracture, long bone, ultrasound waves, bone healing.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for Exogen Ultrasound Bone Healing System Requests in South Gloucestershire.

External ear (pinna) and lobe repair policy

  • Related keywords: Ear lobe, cartilage, cauliflower ear, cleft ear lobes.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for external ear (pinna) and lobe repair surgery

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

  • Date: 06 Feb 2017
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Funding request for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Facial Surgery and Treatment (facelift)

  • Related keywords: Brow lift, Cosmetic facial injections, Facelift or Rhytidectomy, Laser Surgery for sun damage, ageing and wrinkles, Lip Enhancement including lipotransfer, Reshaping of the Check including implants and lipotransfer, Reshaping of the Chin including Implants and lipotransfer
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for Facial Surgery and Treatment (facelift)

Female Genitalia Surgery

  • Related keywords: Labiaplasty, Trauma, Vaginoplasty, Rejuvenation, Vaginal tone / canal
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Requests for Female Genitalia Surgery. Please note the CCG will not approve funding for patients below 18 years of age and all requests for funding, where appropriate, will be shared with the designated CCG Safeguarding Lead.

Female Sterilisation

  • Related keywords: Sterilisation, female contraception, tubal occlusion
  • Date: 06 Feb 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Funding request for Female Sterilisation

Fertility Assessment and Treatment

  • Related keywords: IVF, ICIS, IUI, DONOR, DIUI, embryo transfer, sperm freezing, embryo hatching, cryopreservation.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for fertility assessment

Foot Treatments - Surgical Options

  • Related keywords: Bunions, Toe Deformity, Morton’s Neuroma, Plantar Fasciitis, Foot treatment, feet, Hallux Rigidus, Hammer Toe, Mallet toe, Claw Toe.
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for Surgical Foot Treatment: Including Bunions, Toe Deformity, Morton’s Neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis.

Funding for Post Clinical Trial Treatment

  • Date: 03 Nov 2016
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for Funding for Post Clinical Trial Treatment

Gall stones, asymptomatic (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)

  • Related keywords: Gallstones, gallbladder, cholecystitis, jaundice, biliary calculi and cirrhosis.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Gall stones, asymptomatic (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)

Ganglion Removal

  • Related keywords: Ganglion, ganglia.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for removal of ganglion or ganglia

Grommets – referral for adults over 18 with otitis media with effusion

  • Related keywords: OME, otitis media with effusion, hearing, glue ear.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA), Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for grommets in adults over 18 with otitis media with effusion

Grommets - referral for children under 18 with recurrent otitis media

  • Related keywords: OME, otitis media with effusion, hearing, glue ear.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for grommets in children under 18 with recurrent otitis media

Haemorrhoidectomy

  • Related keywords: Piles, rectal bleeding.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for haemorrhoidectomy

Hair removal (including electrolysis & laser therapy)

  • Related keywords: Hirsutism, hair removal, electrolysis, laser therapy, hair growth.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for hair removal (including electrolysis & laser therapy)

Hernia management and repair in adults

  • Related keywords: Incarceration, risk of strangulation, inguino - scrotal hernia.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for referral for hernia management and repair in adults

Hip replacement surgery

  • Related keywords: hip replacement, hip joint, Oxfordshire hip score.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for hip replacement surgery

Homeopathy

  • Related keywords: Alternative medicine
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for homeopathy

Hydroceles in males

  • Related keywords: Hydrocele, fluid inside scrotum, testicles.
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for funding for a referral for surgical treatment of hydroceles in males

Hyperhydrosis, (treatment of)

  • Related keywords: sweating, hot flushes, perspiration, hyperhidrosis.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for (treatment of) hyperhydrosis

Hysterectomy for menorrhagia

  • Related keywords: Womb removal, hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, myomectomy, menstrual bleeding.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for hysterectomy for menorrhagia

IFR Application Form

  • Related keywords: IFR Form, Individual Funding Request Application Form, Generic Application
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

This form must be completed when applying for treatments that are not normally commissioned by South Gloucestershire CCG. Please refer to the Interventions Not Normally Funded List (INNF) before making an application.

IFR Drug Application Form

  • Related keywords: IFR Drugs Form, Individual Funding Request Application Form, Generic Application for medications or drugs not normally funded
  • Date: 05 Jul 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

This form must be completed when applying for drugs or medications that are not normally commissioned by the CCG. Please refer to the Interventions Not Normally Funded Lists (INNF) before making an application.

Ingrown Toenail

  • Related keywords: Toenail avulsion, toenail removal, foot treatment
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for funding for treatment of ingrown toenails in secondary care.

Knee Arthroscopy & Irrigation

  • Related keywords: Intra- articular
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for knee arthroscopy & irrigation

Laryngeal surgery (voice box)

  • Related keywords: Voice box, Laryngeal, Dysphonia
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for laryngeal surgery (voice box)

Laser Eye Surgery for Refractive Error

  • Related keywords: Short sighted, Myopia
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Laser Eye Surgery for Refractive Error

Laser Hair Removal for Pilonidal Disease

  • Related keywords: hair removal, laser, pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus, sacrococcygeal fistula
  • Date: 03 Nov 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Laser hair removal for pilonidal disease is not routinely commissioned, as studies show similar results to other conservative treatment.

Liposuction to reduce fat pockets & deposits

  • Related keywords: Lipo, Fat pockets
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for liposuction to reduce fat pockets & deposits

Low Back Pain and Sciatica in over 16s (Management of)

  • Related keywords: spinal injections, low back pain, sciatica, facet joint injections, medial branch block, epidural
  • Date: 14 Aug 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA), Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for Facet Joint Injections, Medial Branch Blocks, Epidural Injections and Nerve Root Blocks in Secondary Care

MRI breast screening

  • Related keywords: TP53, BRCA1, BRCA2
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for MRI breast screening

Multifocal Lenses

  • Related keywords: Multi-focal, Intraocular, cataracts
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for funding for multifocal lens surgery for patients suffering with cataracts.

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) & clinical ecology / environmental medicine

  • Related keywords: Enzyme Potentiated, Desensitation, EPD, Total Allergy syndrome, Idiopathic environmental, Intolerance, IEI, MCS
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) & clinical ecology / environmental medicine

Nasal Treatment - Non Cosmetic

  • Related keywords: Nose, Nasal, Rhinoplasty, Septorhinoplasty, Septoplasty, Cleft lip, Cleft Palate, Craniofacial deformity, Bilateral, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinates
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for assessment of Nasal Conditions and Non Cosmetic Treatment

One-step Nucleic Acid Amplification (OSNA)

  • Related keywords: Metastasis in Breast Cancer, OSNA, Lymph node
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for funding for One-step Nucleic Acid Amplification (OSNA) as an Intra-Operative Diagnostic method for detecting Metastasis in Breast Cancer.

Open MRI Scanner at Cobalt Health Cheltenham

  • Related keywords: Open MRI Scanner, claustrophobia,
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral for the Open MRI Scanner at Cobalt Health Cheltenham

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

  • Related keywords: Aphonia, Dysphonia,
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for funding for access to Speech and Language Therapy in Secondary Care for patients aged 18 and under.

Penile Conditions (including Circumcision) for over 18s

  • Related keywords: Paraphimosis, balanitis xerotica obliterans, foreskin
  • Date: 14 Aug 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for surgery due to clinical need. The CCG does not fund for personal, social, cultural or religious reasons.

Penile Conditions (including Circumcision) for under 18s

  • Related keywords: Paraphimosis, balanitis xerotica obliterans, foreskin
  • Date: 14 Aug 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for surgery due to clinical need. The CCG does not fund for personal, social, cultural or religious reasons.

Penile prosthesis

  • Related keywords: Penile prosthesis, Penis, Erectile dysfunction
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: NHS England (NHSE)
  • Referral Route: NHS England (NHSE)

Since September 2016, Penile Prosthesis surgery is routinely commissioned by NHS England. This surgery was previously not routinely funded by the CCG.”

Polysomnography for children

  • Related keywords: Sleep studies, Sleep disorder, Sleep apnoea, REM parasomnia's, Sleep related epilepsy, Narcolepsy, Idiopathic hypersomnia
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for polysomnography for children

Raised intraocular pressure

  • Related keywords: Glaucoma, Intraocular pressure
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for raised intraocular pressure

Rectopexy and STARR

  • Related keywords: Rectal prolapse, defecation syndrome, pelvic floor, osmotic, incontinence, faecal
  • Date: 14 Aug 2017
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for Rectopexy and STARR

Reversal of vasectomy or female sterilisation

  • Related keywords: Vasectomy or female sterilisation (tubal ligation)
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for reversal of vasectomy or female sterilisation

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Post Operative Physiotherapy

  • Related keywords: SDR
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is an extremely complex and specialist procedure which involves opening up the bones of the spine in the lower back to operate on the nerves, which could potentially help relieve spasticity.

Shoulder Impingement Surgery for Subacromial Pain

  • Related keywords: subacromial impingement, painful arc syndrome, supraspinatus syndrome, swimmer's shoulder, thrower's shoulder
  • Date: 03 Nov 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Shoulder impingement syndrome is pain and often weakness when you raise your arm, caused by a muscle tendon "catching" in your shoulder. Shoulder impingement surgery widens the subacromial space in your shoulder, so the rotator cuff tendon is no longer rubbing against the bone above. This is known as subacromial decompression.

Skin Camouflage Services

  • Related keywords: Skin Camouflage, facial scars, birthmarks, skin conditions, facial disfigurement,
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for Skin Camouflage Services

Skin contouring

  • Related keywords: Buttock, Arm, Thigh
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for skin contouring

Spinal surgical opinion – referral for assessment

  • Related keywords: Nerve root involvement, Lumbar spine, Back pain, Leg pain, Spinal fusion
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Spinal surgical opinion – referral for assessment

SpyGlass® direct visualisation cholangioscopy

  • Related keywords: Cholangiocarcinoma, Pancreatic carcinoma, Sclerosing cholangitis, Indeterminate oancreato- bilary lesions
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for spyglass direct visualisation cholangioscopy

Surgical Correction of Strabismus or Amblyopia in Adults

  • Related keywords: strabismus, squint, esotpropia, exotropia, hypertropia, hypotropia, diplopia, amblyopia, lazy eye
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Funding request for Surgical Correction of Strabismus or Amblyopia in Adults

Surgical Correction of Syndactyly (Fingers only)

  • Related keywords: Syndactyly, Webbed fingers, Zygodactyly, Synpolydactyly, Ring-small syndactyly, Haas-type polysyndactyly, syndactylized, joined digits
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for Surgical Correction of Syndactyly

Surgical intervention for simple snoring

  • Related keywords: Snoring, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), laser-assisted uvuloplatoplasty (LAUP), soft palate implants, radiofrequency ablation
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for surgical intervention for simple snoring

Tattoo removal

  • Related keywords: Tattoo, removal
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for tattoo removal

Temporomandibular Jaw Motion Rehabilitation Devices

  • Date: 13 Oct 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Temporomanlbular Jaw Motion Rehabilitation Devices, such as the Therabite System, are used to help with the treatment of trismus (reduced jaw opening)Temporomanlbular Jaw Motion Rehabilitation Devices, such as the Therabite System, are used to help with the treatment of trismus (reduced jaw opening).

Testicular Prosthesis Insertion

  • Related keywords: Testis, Testicular
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for funding for testicular prosthesis insertion

Tongue tie division surgery

  • Related keywords: Ankyloglossia, breastfeeding, aberrant structures
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for tongue tie division surgery

Tonsillectomy; referral for assessment – adults and children

  • Related keywords: Tonsils, sore throat, acute tonsillitis, quinsy, persistent significant obstructive sleep apnoea, psoriasis exacerbated by tonsillitis).
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for assessment of tonsillectomy – adults and children

Treatments partially commissioned by other commissioners

  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

All treatments partially commissioned by other commissioners are subject to a restricted policy.

Trigger finger

  • Related keywords: Flexor tendon, retinacula pulley system, flexing, triggering
  • Date: 06 Feb 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for Trigger Finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) surgery

Varicose Veins Surgery

  • Related keywords: Thrombophlebitis, varicosity, ulceration
  • Date: 14 Aug 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Prior Approval (PA)

Request for a referral for assessment for varicose veins surgery

Vasectomy

  • Related keywords: vasectomy, sterilisation
  • Date: 06 Feb 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Funding request for Vasectomy

Vitreous Floaters

  • Related keywords: floaters, black dots, vitrectomy, laser vitreolysis
  • Date: 19 Apr 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Funding request for Vitreous Floaters

Weight Management Service - Tier 3

  • Related keywords: weight management, bariatric, tier 3, weight loss
  • Date: 10 Jul 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for funding for a referral to the Tier 3 Weight Management Service

Weight Management Service - Tier 4

  • Related keywords: Bariatric surgery, Tier 4, Weight Loss
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Criteria Based Access (CBA)

Request for a referral to Tier 4 weight management services.

Wigs, Hairpieces and Hair Replacement Systems

  • Related keywords: Wigs, hairpieces, hair replacement, hair loss, alopecia
  • Date: 13 Oct 2017
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)
  • Referral Route: Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Request for a referral for wigs, hairpieces and hair replacement systems