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 Commissioning / IFR Policies 

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Please be aware the list of policies on this website cover those services that the three Clinical Commissioning Groups in Worcestershire (NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, NHS South Worcestershire CCG and NHS Wyre Forest CCG) routinely fund, however, there are a range of services that are not routinely funded and so if you do not see the policy you are looking for (or you have a question about a policy that is listed) please contact the Commissioning Team on 01527 482930, to clarify whether or not the CCGs routinely fund the intervention you are interested in.

‘Some services/interventions are commissioned directly by NHS England. To view their policies and service specifications, and national NHS policies, please visit their website: www.england.nhs.uk


Aesthetic policy

Keywords: Cosmetic; Breast; Laser; Cryo; Skin; Abdominoplasty; Ear; Pinnaplasty

Assisted conception services policy
Keywords: Fertility; IVF; ICSI

Alternative Medicines and Treatments Policy


Bariatric surgery policy
Keywords: Gastric; Obesity; Tier 3; Tier 4

Bariatric surgery - Obesity & Co-Morbidities Scoring Tool
Keywords: Gastric; Obesity; Tier 3; Tier 4; Tool; Form

Biological Mesh (including synthetic equivalents) policy
Keywords: Hernia, Breast, Rectal, Cancer, Mastectomy, Reconstruction, Surgery


C-Reactive Protein Testing Interim Commissioning Statement
Keywords: Antibiotics, Respiratory issues, Pneumonia 

Cataract extraction surgery commissioning statement 
Keywords: Eye; Ophthalmology; Vision

Circumcision policy

Commissioning of Non Core Procedures within GRS

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Children and Young People
Keywords: diabetes, flash, blood glucose, CGM, children, paediatrics

Cryopreservation Policy


Exogen policy
Keywords: Orthopaedic; Fracture; Bone


Faecal Calprotectin Testing for Suspected IBS/IBD – effective from 6th January 2020

Pathway for Suspected IBS/IBD (faecal calprotectin)

Keywords: faecal calprotectin, irritable bowel, inflammatory, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, IBS, IBD

Flash Glucose Monitoring in Adults 
Keywords: Diabetes; Blood Glucose; Flash; CGM


Haemorrhoid Interim Commissioning Policy

Hernia policy
Keywords: Inguinal; Femoral; Umbilical; Incisional

Hysterectomy and Menorrhagia Policy
Keywords: Uterus; Menhorragia; ovaries

Referral for Consideration of Hysterectomy for Menorrhagia
Keywords: Uterus; Menhorragia; ovaries



New technology application form
Keywords: CCPC; Clinical Commissioning Policy Collaborative


Reversal of sterilisation (men and women)
Keywords: Vasectomy

   Robotic Assisted Surgery

Keywords: Prostatectomy; Prostate Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Lung Cancer; Throat Cancer; Voice box (larynx) Cancer


Self-monitoring coagulometers interim policy

Self Care Commissioning Policy 

Shockwave policy
Keywords: EWST, Shockwave Therapy, Achilles, Plantar Fasciitis, tendinopathy, radial pulse therapy, electroshockwave therapy, RPT, EST, pain management

Sperm DNA fragmentation testing commissioning statement

Snoring Surgery (Without Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)