Cosmetic Policies

The Derby and Derbyshire CCG Cosmetic Policies identify procedures that are widely considered to be primarily cosmetic, and as such deliver relatively small health benefits compared to other interventions. The policies outline procedures that are not normally commissioned, and those which are only commissioned when certain criteria are met to ensure that CCG fund treatment only for clinically effective interventions.

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 a procedure 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.

  • Procedures of Limited Clinical Value (PLCV)
  • Interventional Procedures Guidance (IPG) Policy – Derbyshire wide
  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (MSK-CATS)


For Derby and Derbyshire CCG Referral Process For Cosmetic Procedures  please click here

For breast and surgical procedures please see the link on the left hand side

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.

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