What we do and don't fund

When we spend money on health and care services for the people of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, we take into account the needs of the whole population.

The demand for our services is always greater than the money we have available, so it is not possible for us to fund every available treatment. This means we sometimes have to make difficult decisions regarding which treatments are routinely provided.

To help us do this, we use national and local policies to ensure the treatments, operations or drugs we commission offer the most benefit to the largest number of people, while also ensuring the process is fair.

We know, however, that there are times when you could benefit from a particular treatment that is not usually funded by us. Your GP or Consultant may make a request on your behalf for such a treatment if they feel there are exceptional clinical circumstances related to your case. This request is called an Exceptional Funding Request (EFR).

 Download the Prior Approval Form application and Exceptions Application Form.

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG Funding Policies

For a small number of treatments, individual policies for each locality still apply. View locality-specific policies

Condition

Policy

Application form

Abdominoplasty

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Adenoidectomy

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Aesthetic surgery

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Blepharoplasty and Ptosis                                                                  

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Body contouring

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Botulinum toxin – anal fissure

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Botulinum toxin – bladder dysfunction

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Botulinum toxin – chronic migraine

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Botulinum toxin – focal spasticity

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Botulinum toxin – other treatments

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Breast reconstruction

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Breast surgery (cosmetic)

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Brow lift

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Bunion treatment

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Chronic fatigue syndrome

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Carpal tunnel surgery

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Chalazion excision

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Cholecystectomy

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Circumcision

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Complementary and alternative medicines

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Diabetes CGM child

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Diabetes CGM adult

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Discectomy

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Dupuytrens

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Ear – external ear lobe repairs

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Eye – Cataract

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Eye – Ectropion

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Eye – Entropion

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Ganglion

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Female genital cosmetic surgery

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Grommets (children)

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Grommets (over 12 years)

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Hair – wigs, hairpieces and hair transplant/replacement

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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)   pdf Download (193 KB)  

Hernia

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Hydroceles

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Lower back pain injection

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Micro suction

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Nasal surgery – rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty

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Nasal surgery – septoplasty

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Open MRI

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Pinnaplasty

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Shoulder impingement   pdf Download (308 KB)  

Reversal of sterilisation

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Snoring

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Tattoo removal

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Tonsillectomy

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Trigger finger

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Varicose veins

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