Central nervous system

Central nervous system - commissioning policies

Please click on the links below to access the commissioning policies. The associated Equality Impact Assessments, if currently available, are accessible here.

The CCGs’ position on the implementation of policies affecting patient referral can be found here.
Aripiprazole long-acting (depot) injection for schizophrenia Botulinum Toxin A for the management of blepharospasm
Patients diagnosed with blepharospasm should be advised to check with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) the requirements for notification and assessment with regard to continuing their licence to drive. 
Botulinum Toxin A for the management of hemifacial spasm Brivaracetam for the management of epilepsy Capsaicin (Qutenza®) for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain Guanfacine prolonged-release capsules (Intuniv®) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents Lisdexamfetamine for the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents Olanzapine long-acting (depot) injection for schizophrenia Paliperidone long-acting (depot) injection for schizophrenia Safinamide for mid-to-late stage fluctuating Parkinson’s disease Sativex for treatment of spasticity in multiple sclerosis Skin surface applied functional electrical stimulation for an orthotic effect to correct foot drop of central neurological origin Sodium oxybate for narcolepsy with cataplexy

Please note:  Some commissioning policies approved by the previous commissioning organisations are yet to be reviewed and updated. There is an on-going programme of work in place to review and update these policies. They will then be published under the appropriate category. 

In the meantime they are still applicable to Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG. Former NHS Devon policies can be accessed here

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