Treatments routinely and not routinely funded

A list of treatments routinely and not routinely funded by NHS Kernow. Read our commissioning policy (PDF, 1.22MB).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 

A

  • Abdominoplasty/apronectomy - not routinely commissioned
  • Adenoidectomy - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Aesthetic surgery - not routinely commissioned
  • Alfa pumps for the removal of ascites due to liver disease - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Annual MRI breast screening - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Arm lift - not routinely commissioned
  • Artificial Urinary Sphincters (AUS) for post-prostatectomy incontinence - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Assisted Conception - commissioned but criteria apply

B

  • Benign skin lesions - not routinely commissioned
  • Bevacizumab - for the first line treatment of neovascular (wet) age related macular degeneration - commissioned - but criteria apply. See separate commissioning policy (PDF, 93kb) for this treatment
  • Blepharoplasty - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Botox injection for the ageing face - not routinely commissioned
  • Breast asymmetry - not routinely commissioned
  • Breast augmentation - not routinely commissioned
  • Breast implants - removal and replacement - not routinely commissioned
  • Breast lift (mastopexy) - not routinely commissioned
  • Breast reduction - not routinely commissioned
  • Brow lift - not routinely commissioned
  • Bunion surgery (hallux valgus) - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Buttock lift - not routinely commissioned

C

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Cataract surgery - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Circumcision - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis referral for treatment - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Closure of patent foramen ovale for migraine - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Complex and specialised metabolic and bariatric surgery - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Complementary medicines/therapies - not routinely commissioned
  • Congenital ear deformity correction surgery – including pinnaplasty - not routinely commissioned
  • Congenital vascular lesions - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Continuous glucose monitors - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Continuous positive airway pressure – obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Correction of chest wall deformity for cosmetic purposes - not routinely commissioned
  • Cosmetic genital procedures - not routinely commissioned
  • Cryopreservation - commissioned but criteria apply

D

  • Dermabrasion of skin - not routinely commissioned
  • Densensitizing light therapy in the management of severe polymorphic light eruption - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Dermatology – acne and psoriasis - not routinely commissioned
  • Dilatation and curettage for menorrhagia - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Direct access DXA scanning – osteoporotic (fragility) fracture - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Divarication of recti - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Dupuytren’s disease - commissioned but criteria apply

E

  • Ear wax (troublesome) - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Elective caesarean section for non-clinical reasons - not routinely commissioned
  • Elective single embryo transfer in the treatment of infertility- commissioned but criteria apply
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) for patients with severe ischaemic heart disease - not routinely commissioned
  • Epididymal cysts- commissioned but criteria apply
  • Excision of acromio-clavicular joint or surgical decompression of sub-acromial space- commissioned but criteria apply
  • Exogen ultrasound bone healing system - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy - not routinely commissioned

  • Face or brow lift - not routinely commissioned
  • Female sterilisation - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Freestyle Libre - commissioned but criteria apply. See separate commissioning policy (PDF, 127kb) for this treatment 
  • Functional Electrical Stimulator (skin surface applied) to correct foot drop of central neurological origin - commissioned but criteria apply

G

  • Gallstones - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Ganglion - removal of - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Grommets - insertion of - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Gynaecomastia - not routinely commissioned

H

  • Haemorrhoidectomy - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Hair depilation (hair removal) - not routinely commissioned
  • Hair grafting – male pattern baldness - not routinely commissioned
  • Hallux valgus (bunion surgery) - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Hernia management and repair in adults - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Hip impingement syndrome - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Hydroceles in males - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Hymenorrhaphy - not routinely commissioned
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - not routinely commissioned
  • Hyperhidrosis treatment - not routinely commissioned
  • Hysterectomy+/- oophroectomy’ - commissioned but criteria apply

I

  • Insertion of grommets - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Inverted nipple correction - not routinely commissioned

J

K

  • Knee arthroscopy - commissioned but criteria apply

L

  • Labiaplasty - not routinely commissioned
  • Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy and STARR - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Laryngeal or voice box surgery - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Laser hair removal for pilonidal disease - not routinely commissioned
  • Laser surgery for short sight (myopia) - not routinely commissioned
  • Liposuction - not routinely commissioned

M

  • Male breast reduction surgery for gynaecomastia - not routinely commissioned
  • Male sterilisation (vasectomy) - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Mastopexy - not routinely commissioned
  • Meibomian cysts - removal of - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Mirena coils - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Multifocal intraocular lenses in treatment of adults with cataracts - not routinely commissioned
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity and clinical ecology/environmental medicine - not routinely commissioned
  • Musculoskeletal Cortisteroid Injection - commissioned but criteria apply

N

O

  • One-step nucleic acid amplification – detecting metastasis in breast cancer - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning - commissioned but criteria apply

P

  • Paediatric speech and language therapy in secondary care - - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for urinary incontinence - not routinely commissioned
  • Pinnaplasty - not routinely commissioned
  • Polysomnography for children - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Population screening outside of national screening committee guidelines - commissioned but criteria apply

Q

R

  • Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's oesophagus - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Raised intraocular pressure - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Removal of tattoos - not routinely commissioned
  • Repair of lobe of external ear (split earlobes) - not routinely commissioned
  • Resurfacing procedures: dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatment - not routinely commissioned
  • Reversal of female sterilisation - not routinely commissioned
  • Reversal of male sterilisation - not routinely commissioned
  • Revisional metabolic and bariatric surgery - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Revision mammoplasty (including prosthesis removal or replacement) - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Rhinoplasty - not routinely commissioned
  • Routine doppler ultrasound of umbilical + uterine artery in antenatal care - not routinely commissioned

 S

  • Scars and keloids - not routinely commissioned
  • Shave or surgical rhynophyma - not routinely commissioned
  • Single embryo transfer - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Skin camouflage services - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Snoring - not routinely commissioned
  • Sperm washing policy - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Spinal fusion for chronic non-specific low back pain - commissioned but criteria apply
  • SpyGlass ® direct visualisation cholangioscopy in complex hepatopancreaobiliary disease - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Surgical correction of strabismus or amblyopia in adults - commissioned but criteria apply

T

  • Testicular prosthesis - not routinely commissioned
  • Thigh lift, buttock lift and arm lift, excision of redundant skin or fat - not routinely commissioned
  • Tongue tie division - commissioned but criteria apply 
  • Tonsillectomy - commissioned but criteria apply 
  • Trigger finger - commissioned but criteria apply
  • Troublesome earwax - commissioned but criteria apply

U

V

  • Vaginoplasty - not routinely commissioned
  • Varicose veins - commissioned but criteria apply 
  • Vasectomy - commissioned but criteria apply 
  • Venous angioplasty for multiple sclerosis - not routinely commissioned
  • Vitreous floaters - commissioned but criteria apply 

 W

  • Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration - commissioned but criteria apply. See separate commissioning policy (PDF, 93kb) for this treatment 

X

Y

Z