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Breast Surgery – Limits (1718021)

1. Is there a time/number of procedure limit for reconstructive breast procedures following breast cancer (including revision procedures) in your CCG?

NHS Calderdale CCG does not have a policy in place that limits either the time/number of procedures for this type of surgery.

2. Is there availability/funding for breast surgery on the contralateral breast (the breast without breast cancer) for means of providing symmetry to any planned reconstructive procedure of the breast with breast cancer. If so, is there a time/number of procedure limit for this type of surgery?

NHS Calderdale CCG has no specific policy in place that restricts surgery to the contralateral breast. The CCG has an Individual Funding Requests (IFR) process in place for consideration of such types of request. As per the policy aligned to the IFR process, there are certain breast procedures that would require approval from the Clinical Commissioning Group via the IFR process and requests would be considered against the criteria for the procedure along with the clinical need at the time. There is no policy in place that limits either the time/number of procedures for this type of surgery.

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