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Breast reduction surgery

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Dear NHS Merton 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 NEL CSU), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Ms Campuzano

 

RE: Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding funding for breast reduction surgery which will be processed
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was
received on 12 November 2018 by NEL on behalf of the Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references for your requests
are shown alongside.

 

NHS Merton CCG                              FOI.18.MERT184

 

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the
information you have requested is held by the CCGs and if so, whether it
can be released in accordance with the legislation.

 

Any fees applicable to this request will be detailed in writing as soon as
they can be determined. Your request will then be placed on hold and you
will have the choice of whether to proceed with your request. Should any
clarification of your request be required we will advise you accordingly.

 

If you require any assistance, or would like to discuss your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Team
NEL
[1][NHS Merton CCG request email] 

 

Lower Marsh, 3^rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

  

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk 

[3]@NELCSU 

[4]LinkedIn 

 

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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Ms Campuzano,

 

Please see the attached response to your recent Freedom of Information
request on the behalf of NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NEL
[1][NHS Merton CCG request email]

 

1 Lower Marsh, 3^rd Floor 
Lower Marsh, London SE1 7NT

  

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk 

[3]@NELCSU 

[4]LinkedIn

 

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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

3 Attachments

Dear Ms Campuzano,

Please see the attached response to your recent Freedom of Information request on the behalf of NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NEL
[NHS Merton CCG request email]

1 Lower Marsh, 3rd Floor
Lower Marsh, London SE1 7NT

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
LinkedIn

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