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.

Botox – Other Treatments


Botox - Other treatments.pdf

Prior Approval

Blepharospasm in adults - Application form

Hemi facial spasm in adults - Application form

Criteria Based Access

Spasmodic torticollis

Intervention not normally funded

Send your completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Severe hyperhidrosis - Application form

Gastroparesis - Application form