Plastic Surgery

Health written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria are employed by the NHS in determining whether plastic surgery will be funded by the NHS.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Plastic surgery is a procedure used for repairing and reconstructing missing or damaged tissue and skin, usually due to surgery, illness, injury or an abnormality present from birth. Plastic surgery for these purposes is usually carried out free of charge on the national health service and is commissioned locally by clinical commissioning groups. The NHS Choices website provides advice on access to plastic surgery and states that most patients are referred to NHS plastic surgeons by their general practitioner or specialist consultant.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.