Evidence Based Interventions

The NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to improving the health of the residents of the Isle of Wight and ensuring that patients are treated at the right time, in the right place, by the right people to the right standard and for the best value.

Our aim is to provide comprehensive, effective and accessible health services whilst ensuring that we are also making the best use of our resources to look after the needs of our local population.

However, not all treatments and medications are routinely funded on the NHS. This is because the effectiveness of certain procedures and medications can vary significantly amongst patients, so for some people treatments can be more harmful than they are helpful. NHS has a responsibility to make sure it is using its limited resources in a way that gives patients the most health benefits and best outcomes.

To ensure that residents of the Isle of Wight have parity of access to these less common treatments, the NHS Isle of Wight CCG has worked in partnership with the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth (SHIP) Priorities Committee to refresh and align its policy whilst reflecting the local identify and unique population needs of the Isle of Wight.

The new Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) Policy (see below) supersedes the previous Clinical Funding Authorisation Policy and Procedures of Limited Clinical Value (PLCV) Policy.

The EBI policy has a range of clinical statements which outline the treatments and procedures we fund and details of the eligibility criteria. Whilst certain treatments are not routinely funded, it is essential to ensure they remain available for patients that meet the criteria or have an exceptional need for that treatment. For those patients that do not meet a criterion but can demonstrate an exceptional need, the Individual Funding Request (IFR) process is in place.

If you have any questions regarding the policy please contact the Isle of Wight CCG by email: iwccg.electivecare@nhs.net.

Alternatively, if the queries relates to an existing or new application to made to the Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) or any other issues around the administration of IFR or prior approval request, please contact the IFR team by email: scwcsu.SHIP.IFRrequests@nhs.net or phone: 023 8062 2700.

Further Information:

All the latest clinical statements as detailed in the EBI policy, or issued by the SHIP CCGs Priorities Committee, and application proforma for prior approval/ IFR funding request are also available on the CSU website here or alternatively, see www.fundingrequests.cscsu.nhs.uk then click ‘Hampshire and IoW’

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