Dear NHS Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group,

I am investigating how accessible it is to get breast reduction surgery on a non-cosmetic basis through the NHS.

Please can you provide me with the following information:

Do you fund breast reduction surgery at all? If you do, what criteria do you follow to determine who gets it? (Muscular pain, skin irritation or infections, etc.)

How long is the waiting time for patients to get assessed by a surgeon after they've been referred by their GP, if they are thought to be eligible for the surgery?

How long is the waiting time for a panel of representatives to review the case after a patient has been assessed by a surgeon?

How many cases for breast reduction surgery have you reviewed in the last 10 years, and how many of these have been successful, with a breakdown of each year and patient age?

What options do you offer patients if they are unsuccessful in getting breast reduction surgery through the NHS?

Yours faithfully,

Maria Campuzano

Foi (NHS HARINGEY CCG), NHS Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group

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Your Freedom of Information Act request: FOI_ [4299] –RESPONSE

 

Dear Ms Campuzano

 

Thank you for your enquiry requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Please find below our response to your request:

 

1. Do you fund breast reduction surgery at all? If you do, what criteria
do you follow to determine who gets it? (Muscular pain, skin irritation or
infections, etc.)
Please see attached policy and refer to page 14 for details regarding
breast reduction criteria.

2. How long is the waiting time for patients to get assessed by a surgeon
after they've been referred by their GP, if they are thought to be
eligible for the surgery?
The CCG does not hold this information. Please contact the local provider
for waiting times for specific procedures.

3. How long is the waiting time for a panel of representatives to review
the case after a patient has been assessed by a surgeon?
There is no timescale for this process but we aim to process all
applications as soon as possible.

4. How many cases for breast reduction surgery have you reviewed in the
last 10 years, and how many of these have been successful, with a
breakdown of each year and patient age?
There is no timescale for this process but we aim to process all
applications as soon as possible.

The CCG does not hold this information. Please contact the local provider.

5. What options do you offer patients if they are unsuccessful in getting
breast reduction surgery through the NHS?

The next steps would depend on the reasons for the request e.g. back pain
may require a referral to a Physio. 

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

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Brett

 

Brett Vallance

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Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

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Wood Green

N22 8HQ

 

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