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Speciality: Policies & Services

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Abdominoplasty

  

An abdominoplasty is cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the abdomen

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Adult & Children Safeguarding

  

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

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Aesthetics Policy (Coventry & Rugby CCG)

  

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

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Bereavement Support

  

Bereavement Point offers hospitality and a listening ear to anyone who is affected by the death of a loved one and is coping with bereavement.

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Breast Screening (Mammography)

  

Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. To do this, an x-ray is taken of each breast (mammogram). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment

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Care Companion

  

Support, resources and wellbeing help for carers developed in collaboration between Carers, NHS healthcare teams, CCGs, Local Authorities and the University of Warwick

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Chalazion

  

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.

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Circumcision (male)

  

Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin

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Community Nursing and Therapy Team

  

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

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Continence Services

  

Continence Services are specialist teams providing support and medical advice for people with bowel or bladder incontinence.

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Dementia

  

Guidance and information regarding referral and carer support

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Dementia – Admiral Nurse Service

  

Coventry and Rugby have an Admiral nurse service in conjunction with the NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG, Dementia UK and Coventry University.

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Domestic Violence and Abuse

  

Domestic violence includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members.

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Dupuytrens Disease

  

Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren's disease) is a condition that affects the hands and fingers.

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Enuresis (Paediatric)

  

“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)

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Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle for Families

  

Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.

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Face Lifts and Brow Lifts

  

A facelift (rhytidectomy) is cosmetic surgery to lift up and pull back the skin to make the face tighter and smoother.

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Facial Blushing or Sweating

  

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is the cutting of nerve signals to stop blushing.

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Family Health & Lifestyles Service

  

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

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

  

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.

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Fire Service Safety Checks

  

What to do if you have concerns that a patient may be at high risk of having a fire in their home,

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First Contact Practitioners (FCP) – MSK Hub

  

An FCP is a Physiotherapist professionally qualified to assess, diagnose and manage patients presenting as a first point of contact in Primary Care with undifferentiated and undiagnosed musculoskeletal complaints.

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FIT FANS (Sky Blues in the Community)

  

FIT FANS is a free 12-week health programme for men aged 25 – 65 who have a BMI above 28 provided in association with Sky Blues in the Community

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Flu

  

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

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FWT Services – MAMTA

  

FWT is a Centre for Women based in Coventry who partners with CWPT. The two organisations provide support for women who are either having a baby, have a baby under the age of one, lost their baby or are pregnant after a loss

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Gallstones – Cholecystectomy

  

Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common procedure.

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Ganglion (Hand & Wrist)

  

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that usually develops near a joint or tendon.

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Grapevine – Supporting Communities

  

Unlocking the abundant pre-existing resources in communities and helping them build resilience and grow protective networks for their members

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Grommets & Myringotomy (Adults)

  

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.

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Hallux Valgus – Bunion

  

A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus.

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Hoarding Disorder

  

A specialist Occupational Therapy led service, providing holistic assessments, interventions, and practical and psychological support to individuals who compulsively hoard.

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HURDLE charitable support service

  

HURDLE is a charitable support service dedicated to reducing the number of children being taken into care each year

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Individual Funding Requests (IFRs)

  

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

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Knee Arthroscopy

  

An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with joints.

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Mental Health Matters Helpline & Safe Haven

  

Are you feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, or that things are too much for you? Don’t know where to turn to get mental health support? Are your usual sources of support closed?

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MRI Scanning – Open or Upright

  

This procedure now requires prior approval from Coventry & Warwickshire ICB before being requested

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Neurophysiology: Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

  

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.

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NHS Eye Care Services

  

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.

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NHS GP Health Service

  

An update on the following commitments set out in the General Practice Forward View

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Nutrition

  

Good nutrition is vital for good health and wellbeing.

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Occupational Therapy (Adult)

  

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.

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Pain Management Services (Coventry & Rugby)

  

Connect Health Pain Service 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.

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Pinnaplasty

  

A pinnaplasty is a procedure to alter the appearance of ears.

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Podiatry

  

Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

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Psychosis Teams

  

Psychosis is a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them.

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Removing a Patient from the GP Practice List

  

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.

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Rhinoplasty Septorhinoplasty Septoplasty

  

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.

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SafeCall for Young Victims of County Lines, their Families and Professionals

  

The national helpline and support service for young victims of County Lines, families and professionals. SafeCall supports children and young people affected by exploitation and County Lines aged up to and including 24 years old, including children and young people who live at home, those who live in residential care, or supported living accommodation.

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Samaritans

  

Samaritans provide a 24 hour 7 day a week service for anyone who is finding it hard to cope in Coventry & Rugby

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School Health & Wellbeing Service

  

About School Nursing. School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community.

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Sharps / Needlestick Injury

  

Injury from used needles and syringes found in community settings arouses much concern.

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Smoking and Mental Health

  

People with severe and enduring mental health conditions are much more likely to smoke and inhale more aggressively.

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Spinal injections

  

Back injections may help treat two major back pain with radiculopathy

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Stoma Care

  

Support for stoma issues in Coventry & Rugby

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The Myton Hospices

  

About local hospice services for enhancing quality of life when cure is no longer an option

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Tissue Viability Team

  

The Tissue Viability Nurse Team can help with ulcers and difficult wounds.

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Trigger Finger – Adults

  

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.

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Urgent Community Response (UCR) Service

  

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)

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Varicose Veins

  

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins – usually blue or dark purple – that usually occur on the legs.

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Vasectomy

  

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception.

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Veterans Healthcare

  

All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS care (including hospital, primary or community care) for conditions associated with their time within the armed forces (service-related)

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Warm and Well

  

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.

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Weight Management (Adults)

  

Developing healthy eating habits while using tips that will keep us fuller longer can be useful tools in weight management.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service – Patient Transport Services

  

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.