What we do and don’t fund

Individual funding requests

Each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is allocated a fixed amount of money for the healthcare needs of its local population. Wiltshire CCG is responsible for making the best use of its resources to look after the needs of our local population. Our aim is to provide comprehensive, effective and accessible health services.

However, as the demand for health services is greater than the money available, we must decide which treatments and services will be prioritised and funded as it is not possible to fund every available treatment. The aim of the prioritisation process is to ensure services offer the most benefit to the largest number of patients, whilst also ensuring the process is fair to the whole population and that public money is spent wisely.

As a result there are a number of treatments and services that Wiltshire CCG does not normally pay for. However, your GP or Consultant may make a request for a treatment or service that we do not routinely fund if they feel there are exceptional clinical circumstances related to your case.

This process is known as the Individual Funding Request (IFR) Process.

Commissioning Policy: Implementation and funding of guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Funding policies

Abdominoplasty    >

Aesthetic surgery   >

Bevacizumab   >

Body contouring >

Breast surgery    >

Brow lift surgery    >

Cholecystectomy  >

Complementary and alternative medicines    >

Discectomy    >

Dupuytrens     >

Female genital cosmetic surgery   >

Grommets    >

Hair – wigs, hairpieces and hair transplant/replacement   >

Hernia   >

Hydroceles   >

Hysterectomy   >

Nasal surgery    >

Open MRI   >

Pinnaplasty    >

Ranibizumab    >

Reversal of sterilisation    >

Snoring    >

Tattoo removal   >

Please note: We are currently in the process of updating policies in line with our aims and priorities. This means that some policies from the former PCT should be adhered to until they are updated.