Not Routinely Funded
This procedure is not routinely funded by the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB).
This procedure has been assessed as a low clinical priority by the Norfolk and Waveney ICB and will not be funded unless there are exceptional clinical circumstances
Exemptions – Scars interfering with function following burns/trauma, serious scarring of the face and severe post-surgical scarring are exempt from this policy.
NB – Please be aware that Dermatafibrosarcoma Protuberans ( DFSP) can be wrongly diagnosed as a keloid and consider referral if the lesion is altering in appearance. If there is any diagnostic doubt then the patient should be referred for a diagnostic opinion. Referral does not imply treatment if the secondary care clinician is satisfied that the diagnosis is a keloid.
Cases for Individual Consideration
On a case to case basis, patients might be eligible for medical or very rarely surgical intervention, in consideration of their exceptionality. The requesting clinician must provide information to support the case for being considered an exception, by submitting an individual funding request.
|30 March 2021
|Next Review date