From 1st April 2013 the commissioning of medicines and treatments is the responsibility of NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG). A number of commissioning policies have been reviewed and approved by NHS NEW Devon CCG and can be accessed here.
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. In the meantime they are still relevant for the local population and can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Former NHS Devon policies
Former NHS Devon commissioning policies – pending review
Obstetrics, gynaecology & urinary-tract disorderArtificial urinary sphincters for post-prostatectomy incontinence (July 2010)
Musculoskeletal & joint diseaseFemoro-acetabular impingement - open or arthroscopic surgery (hip arthroscopy) (March 2012) Lumbar spine procedures for simple lumbar back pain (July 2007) Lumbar spine procedures for simple lumbar back pain - form Lumbar spine procedures for simple lumbar back pain - prior approval letter
DiagnosticsOpen Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanning (November 2011)