The policy is implemented by primary and secondary care healthcare professionals when advising and referring patients, and by providers when considering the treatment options for patients. Those making referrals should not refer to any provider for a treatment or procedure covered by this policy.
Providers should not suggest, recommend or otherwise offer excluded treatments or procedures covered by this policy to any patient, unless it is clear the patient meets the appropriate clinical criteria outlined.
This policy should be read in conjunction with other policies and pathways, e.g.
Cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments not routinely commissioned
The procedures listed are NOT routinely commissioned
British Association Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Association Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) have developed evidence-based advice to inform commissioning decisions on cosmetics procedures. For more details please click the link.