Mental health and learning disability funding requests prior approval

The following treatments are routinely commissioned where criteria are met: 

  • Stepdown from NHS England and NHS Improvement commissioned medium or low secure services.
  • Specialist tertiary opinion: Where there is evidence that locally commissioned services cannot meet the person’s clinical needs.
  • Specialist hospital admission (commonly referred to as ‘locked rehabilitation’): Where there is evidence that locally commissioned services cannot meet the person’s clinical needs.
  • Forensic assessment (children and young people): Where there is evidence that locally commissioned services cannot meet the person’s clinical needs.

Prior approval applications for these treatments should be made using this form (DOC, 170 KB) and sent to kccg.MHandLDContracts@nhs.net

For any other requests, please seek funding through the individual funding request panel.