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Revised Cosmetic Procedures

As part of the ongoing review of clinical policies for all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are now seeking feedback on the revised clinical policy for the commissioning of cosmetic procedures.  Currently each CCG has a number of smaller cosmetics related policies and these have been revised and amalgamated into one overarching cosmetics policy.

We are now seeking views and comments from patients, the public and other stakeholders.  This consultation is for a period of 12 weeks.  The main proposal arising out of the revised policy is that the CCG will not routinely fund any cosmetic procedures or treatments that have the primary purpose of changing the appearance of a part of the body.  Only cosmetic procedures where the intended purpose is to address a functional or medical problem would receive funding.

The draft revised policy can be found below.  You are invited to read the revised clinical policy before giving your feedback.  You can give your views at https://tinyurl.com/Cosmetic0917.

To help you we have also included a Level of Change document that identifies what has been changed in the updated policy compared to the current cosmetic related policies.  The changes to current cosmetic policies differ across the CCG areas.

There is also a Frequently Asked Questions document that may answer any queries you have about the process or about the revised draft policy.

Your comments will be fed back to the CCG as part of the development process.

Comments on these policies should be submitted by Friday 22 December.

If you would prefer to have a hard-copy of the policy and/or of the survey questionnaire please contact the CCG using the contact page on this website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01772 214244.

If you have any further questions about these policies or the process being undertaken contact the CCG or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you require any of these documents in an alternative format such as Braille, larger print, audio, British Sign Language or in a language other than English please contact the Customer Care Team in one of the following ways:

Freephone:  0800 032 2424 Telephone:  01772 777 952 Textphone:  01772 227 005 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Further opportunities will be made available for your involvement and feedback on other clinical policies as and when they are developed and available for discussion.

pdf Revised draft policy for cosmetic procedures (v4) (173 KB)

document Cosmetic Procedures questionnaire 130917 (111 KB)

pdf East Lancashire CCG cosmetics policy level of change 2 (267 KB)

document FAQs Policy for the Commissioning of Cosmetic Procedures (27 KB)