Mental health and learning disability funding requests prior approval

Find out what treatments are routinely commissioned in the mental health and learning disability funding requests prior approval process.

What treatments are routinely commissioned

The following treatments are routinely commissioned where criteria are met.

Step down treatments

NHS England and NHS Improvement commission medium or low secure services.

Specialist tertiary opinion

Where there is evidence that locally commissioned services can’t meet the person’s clinical needs.

Specialist hospital admission

Commonly referred to as locked rehabilitation. Where there is evidence that locally commissioned services can’t meet the person’s clinical needs.

Forensic assessment for children and young people

Where there is evidence that locally commissioned services can’t meet the person’s clinical needs.

How do I make an application?

Complete this form (DOC, 170 KB) to make a prior approval application. Send completed forms by email to our mental health and learning disability contracts team.

For all other requests, please use the individual funding request process.

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