The Derby and Derbyshire ICB 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 ICB 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.
For further information on the Derby and Derbyshire ICB Referral Process for Cosmetic Procedures, please see link below:
Derby and Derbyshire ICB Referral Process for Cosmetic Procedures
The role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other Public Health and Social Care services, by producing several different types of guidance documents.
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.
DDICB cosmetic policies and position statements are not commissioned on the grounds of psychological impact.