Have your say (cosmetics) - October 2017

Lancashire-wide review and harmonisation of clinical policies

Review of this policy has now closed to view you can see the outcome by using the link below 

Policy for cosmetic procedures


Have your say

As part of the ongoing review of clinical policies for all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are seeking feedback on the revised clinical policy for the commissioning of cosmetic procedures. Currently, each CCG has a number of smaller cosmetics related policies and these have been revised and amalgamated into one overarching cosmetics policy.

We are seeking views and comments from patients, the public and other stakeholders. This consultation is for a period of 12 weeks. The main proposal arising out of the revised policy is that the CCG will not routinely fund any cosmetic procedures or treatments that have the primary purpose of changing the appearance of a part of the body. Only cosmetic procedures where the intended purpose is to address a functional or medical problem would receive funding.

The draft revised policy can be found below. You are invited to read the revised clinical policy before giving your feedback. You can click on the link next to the policy in order to complete a short survey and give your views.

To help you we have also included a Level of Change document that identifies what has been changed in the updated policy compared to the current cosmetic related policies. The changes to current cosmetic policies differ across the CCG areas.

The Frequently Asked Questions document that may answer any queries you have about the process or about the revised draft policy.

Your comments will be fed back to the CCG as part of the development process.

Open forum events are also being organised and you will have the opportunity to attend one of these.  The date and location of this CCGs open forum event will be posted on the website in due course.

Comments on these policies should be submitted by Friday 22 December.

If you would prefer to have a hard copy of the policy and/or of the survey questionnaire please contact the CCG, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01772 214244.

Draft Policy for the Commissioning of Cosmetic Procedures

Revised draft policy for cosmetic procedures


Cosmetic Procedures Level of Change


If you have any further questions about these policies or the process being undertaken contact the CCG or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you require any of these documents in an alternative format such as Braille, larger print, audio, British Sign Language or in a language other than English please contact the Customer Care Team in one of the following ways:

Freephone: 0800 032 2424

Telephone: 01772 777 952

Textphone: 01772 227 005

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Further opportunities will be made available for your involvement and feedback on other clinical policies as and when they are developed and available for discussion.