What is a Low Priority Procedure (LPP)?
Brighton and Hove CCG has designated a number of clinical procedures as Low Priority for NHS funding.
This is because we have limited resources, and have had to to make difficult choices about which treatments and services are the most effective for patients.
NHS Brighton & Hove CCG funds some Low Priority Procedures (LPPs) if a patient meets the criteria set out in our Clinically Effective Commissioning (CEC) Policies and Local Prior Approval Policies (PAPs). You can find these documents in the the table below.
How to apply for Low Priority Procedures
A GP can apply for a patient to have funding for a Low Priority Procedure, if the patient meets the minimum threshold criteria, noted in the Clinically Effective Commissioning (CEC) Policies and Local Prior Approval Policies (PAPs) below.
If a patient does not meet the criteria, the GP should inform them that they do not meet the required eligibility and that the procedure will not be funded.
For your ease, application forms have been uploaded on to EMIS and SystmOne and are not accessible here. The Prior Approvals Process document is located below.
Procedures that are not routinely funded
Procedures that are not routinely funded are still accessible through the Individual Funding Requests (IFR) process. However, this would only be in clinically exceptional or rare cases. You can find more information about the IFR process on the Individual Funding Requests - Information For Clinicians page.