An abdominoplasty is cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the abdomen
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) Subject to Low Priority Procedures or Prior Approval Policy
- Women & Children
- Public Health & Screening
- Mental Health
- Policies & Services
There are many different causes of abnormal bleeding.
Safeguarding is about the safety and well being of all patients but providing additional measures for those least able to protect themselves from harm or abuse
Referral for professionals and self referrals is now online
Coventry & Rugby CCG consider funding of treatments designed to improve aesthetic appearance to be of low priority in allocating limited NHS resources. However, the Clinical Commissioning Group recognises that, in certain cases, a cosmetic procedure may be justified to alleviate or improve a physical deformity that most people would recognise as being severely abnormal, or to meet a clinical need other than improvement of aesthetic appearance. This policy sets out principles and examples of eligibility criteria for funding treatment in such cases
APC Guidance on self testing of blood glucose
(Gender reassignment, & reconstructive surgery after cancer or trauma is not included in this policy)
A chalazion also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland.
Children & Young People’s Occupational Therapy Service (Coventry) / Integrated Disability Service (Warwickshire)
Formerly Child Development Service (CDS)
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin
Community Ambulatory Electrocardiogram (ECG) service has been developed for Holter monitoring and Event Recording
A community based service for advice, management and education in common skin conditions
Information about the services provided by our community ENT specialties
Information about the services provided by our community gynaecologists.
Community Nursing Team works jointly with a patients' GP and other health care professionals within a GP Network to deliver care and treatment in a patients' home, or residential care home
Complementary and alternative therapies are not routinely funded
Continence Services are specialist teams providing support and medical advice for people with bowel or bladder incontinence.
Coventry and Rugby have an Admiral nurse service in conjunction with the NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG, Dementia UK and Coventry University.
The Dementia Pop Up Clinics run by the Alzheimer’s Society offer appointments at practices across Coventry and Rugby.
Personalised support to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and physical exercise programmes
Domestic violence includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members.
Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren's disease) is a condition that affects the hands and fingers.
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is not funded for facial blushing or facial sweating.
“Bedwetting is a widespread and distressing condition that can have a deep impact on a child or young person's behavior, emotional wellbeing and social life. It is also very stressful for the parents or carers. The prevalence of bedwetting decreases with age. Bedwetting less than 2 nights a week has a prevalence of 21% at about 4 and a half years and 8% at 9 and a half years. More frequent bedwetting is less common and has a prevalence of 8% at 4 and a half years and 1.5% at 9 and a half years.” (NICE 2010)
Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.
A facelift (rhytidectomy) is cosmetic surgery to lift up and pull back the skin to make the face tighter and smoother.
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is the cutting of nerve signals to stop blushing.
Provision of health visitor services, infant feeding support, family support, school nursing, family weight programmes, smoking support in pregnancy, and support for pregnant black & minority ethnic groups in Coventry
Family Nurse Partnership - a support programme for young first time parents
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for nonmedical reasons. It is also known as female circumcision, cutting or sunna.
What to do if you have concerns that a patient may be at high risk of having a fire in their home,
Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.
Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common procedure.
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that usually develops near a joint or tendon.
Treatment for Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) in adults is a Low Priority Procedure (LPP) and not routinely funded. Prior approval will normally be required before treatment starts in secondary care.
A grommet is a very small tube that's inserted into the child's ear during surgery.
A haemorrhoidectomy is an operation to remove haemorrhoids.
A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus.
About Health Visitors and the Health Visiting Service
A specialist Occupational Therapy led service, providing holistic assessments, interventions, and practical and psychological support to individuals who compulsively hoard.
Guidance on home oxygen
Media support for Primary Care post COVID
HURDLE is a charitable support service dedicated to reducing the number of children being taken into care each year
IFRs are funding requests for a single identified patient suffering from a medical condition for which CW ICB has commissioning responsibility and either the ICB has no commissioning policy in respect of the treatment for which funding is sought, the patient does not fulfil the criteria for eligibility for treatment set out in the policy or the ICB has a policy stating that it will not routinely fund the drug or intervention for any patient for a specific treatment not normally commissioned by the ICB
An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with joints.
Funding may be available for restricted skin conditions
Information regarding procedures requiring prior approval
This procedure now requires prior approval from Coventry & Warwickshire ICB before being requested
Accepts NHS E-referrals for nerve conduction testing for carpal tunnel screening and ulnar nerve screening at the elbow or wrist ONLY. This is not an EMG service.
The service has been developed to divert patients away from GP practices to an eye care professional able to see and treat many common eye conditions, helping to release GP capacity.
An update on the following commitments set out in the General Practice Forward View
Good nutrition is vital for good health and wellbeing.
Occupational Therapists work with the person to enable them to overcome problems with essential routines and tasks by means of; introduction of a new way of completing task, practice of the task, provision of equipment and adaptations to a persons home.
Pain Management Solutions works with each patient to support them in finding the most effective and evidence-based approach to improving their ability to manage their pain on a day-to-day basis.
A pinnaplasty is a procedure to alter the appearance of ears.
Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
Surgery to remove the tonsils is known as a tonsillectomy.
Practices have the right to ask for a patient to be removed from their list. In cases other than violence and abuse, the decision to remove a patient should only be made after careful consideration.
Rhinoplasty changes the appearance of the nose often using a graft or implant. Septorhinoplasty straightens or repairs the septum that separates the nostrils and alters the shape of the nose. Septoplasty repairs a deviated septum to improve breathing.
About School Nursing. School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community.
SARCs offer free and confidential support and information to anyone from the age of 5 who has been affected by sexual violence.
People with severe and enduring mental health conditions are much more likely to smoke and inhale more aggressively.
Speech and Language Therapists support children’s speech, language and communication.
Back injections may help treat two major back pain with radiculopathy
A squint (strabismus) is a condition where the eyes point in different directions.
Unplanned pregnancy / Termination of pregnancy (TOP)
The Tissue Viability Nurse Team can help with ulcers and difficult wounds.
Trigger finger is a condition that affects one or more of the hand's tendons, making it difficult to bend the affected finger or thumb.
The UCR Service - an NHS alternative to sending an ambulance, helping people to stay at home, using clinical practitioners including paramedics, therapists and nurses to deliver an urgent two hour crisis response and/or reablement response within two days to avoid hospital admission.The UCR service differs from the Paramedic Acute Visiting (PAVs) in offering wrap-around care and monitoring (and may require GP liaison for prescribing)
Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins – usually blue or dark purple – that usually occur on the legs.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception.
Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm.
Developing healthy eating habits while using tips that will keep us fuller longer can be useful tools in weight management.
Weight management is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle.
WMAS provides PTS covering Coventry & Warwickshire. This includes patients registered with GPs in Coventry & Rugby, South Warwickshire and Warwickshire North, and who are eligible for transport, through the region and the rest of the UK.
Information about wheelchair services in Coventry and Warwickshire