Chest Wall Deformity Correction for Cosmetic Purposes

  • Related keywords: Chest wall deformity, pectus excavatum, funnel chest, pectus carinatum, poland syndrome, pigeon chest, pectus arcuatum and sternum.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Consultant (CONS)

Referral Route:

Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Referral for the following interventions can only be made following authorisation from the CCG Individual Funding Request Panel. Applications should only be made to the Individual Funding Request Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiate them on the basis of need from other patients with a similar diagnosis or condition and would justify funding being provided in an individual case when it is not routinely funded for others. Funding requests from GP Practices can be accepted from Senior Clinicians, salaried GPs, Locum GPs or Practice Partners. Unfortunately we are unable to accept funding applications from other health professionals unless countersigned by a senior clinician or GP.

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Around 1 – 3 per 1000 people have some form of Pectus anomaly. Anomalies are more common in men, and vary in terms of appearance and severity.

NHS England is responsible for commissioning all thoracic surgery including the correction of chest wall deformities for non-cosmetic indications.

Cover for Correction of Chest Wall Deformity for Cosmetic Purposes Policy

Correction of Chest Wall Deformity for Cosmetic Purposes Policy

Cover for Individual Funding Request (IFR) Application form

Individual Funding Request (IFR) Application form

This form must be completed when applying for treatments that are not normally commissioned by Bristol CCG. Please refer to the Interventions Not Normally Funded List (INNF) before making an application.