What We Do and Don't Fund

There are three policy types, namely:

Criteria Based Access - if a patient meets the criteria set out in the policy, then funding will be approved for this treatment

Prior Approval - for these procedures, the GP will need to request prior approval from the CCG before referring the patient for treatment.  The completed form and any supporting information should be sent electronically to: swiccg.priorapprovalswindonccg@nhs.net 

Intervention not normally funded (exceptional funding) - these procedures are not normally funded but if it is felt that a patient has an exceptional reason for requiring that treatment, then the GP can complete a form to request funding be considered on an individual basis. These cases will be considered by the Individual Funding Request Panel.   The completed form and any supporting information should be sent electronically to: Swindon.ifrrequests@nhs.net 

For the prior approval application forms, the patient demographics and patient information may be pasted in to a single box at the start of the form.  It is the complete set of information that is most important, rather than entering in to individual boxes.  

Click on the title of the policy to obtain further details and an application form.

Acne Pulse Laser Dye Treatment *
Aesthetic Surgery
Assisted Conception Services
Bevacizumab *
Body Contouring
Botox – Anal Fissure
Botox – Chronic Migraines
Botox – Focal Spasticity
Botox – Management of Bladder Dysfunction
Botox – Other Treatments
Breast - Cosmetic
Breast Augmentation Insertion of Implants *
Brow lift
Bunion Surgical Referral
Cannabinoids for Spasticity Associated with Multiple Sclerosis *
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Complimentary Medicines
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems for Type 1 diabetes - currently under review
Cough Assist Mechanical Insufflationexsufflation device (MI E) *
Ear Lobes
Epidural Injections for Lumbar Back Pain *
Excimer Laser Eye *
Facet Joint Injections for Back Pain *
Functional Electrical Stimulation for Drop Foot *
Grommets aged 12 and above - valid 20 February 2018
Grommets Children
Haemorrhoids *
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive in Secondary Care *
Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound *
Lycra Splinting for Paediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy Movement Disorders *
Lymphedema *
Micro suction
Nasal Surgery Rhinoplasty and Septorhinoplasty
Nasal Surgery Septoplasty
Non-specific Low Back Pain *
Primary Hip and Knee Replacement *
Psoriasis Fumaderm *
Ranibizumab *
Reversal of Sterilisation
Rhinosinusitis *
Rituximab for Non-Malignant Indications *
Severe and Complex Obesity Policy (including bariatric surgery) - currently under review
Skin, Subcutaneous and Other Procedures *
Surrogacy *
Tattoo removal
Thermal Radiofrequency Denervation *
Tongue Tie *
Tonsillectomy and OSA
Trigger Finger
Varicose Veins
Wigs, hairpieces