Breast reduction surgery

Maria Campuzano made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Islington 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

FOIISLINGTONCCG (NHS ISLINGTON CCG), NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Ms Campuzano

Thank you for your email of 10 November 2018, making a request for information , which will be treated under the Freedom of Information Act.

Your request has been given the following reference: 15847. Please quote it in any correspondence.

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Carol Conway
FOI Administrator

NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group | 2nd Floor |Laycock Professional Development Centre (PDC)|Laycock Street |London | N1 1TH
Tel: 020 3688 2900
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FOIISLINGTONCCG (NHS ISLINGTON CCG), NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear  Ms Campuzano,

 

Thank you for your email dated 10 November 2018, regarding Breast
Reduction Surgery.

 

Please find attached our response to your FOI query, reference 15847. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response, please let me know and I will
ask a senior manager to review our handling of your request under the
CCG’s complaints policy.  If you remain dissatisfied after that, you
should contact the Information Commissioner, who administers the Freedom
of Information Act.  The Information Commissioner’s contact details are:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745

 

[1]www.ico.org.uk  

 

Kind regards

 

Carol Conway

FOI Administrator

 

NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group | 2nd Floor |Laycock
Professional Development Centre (PDC)|Laycock Street |London | N1 1TH

Tel: 020 3688 2900

 

 

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