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Is your treatment not covered by the NHS?

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS) are the NHS organisations responsible for buying healthcare services for the local populations they serve whilst adhering to statutory guidance.  Commissioners, (those buying the services) have a responsibility to use the resources they have allocated to them.

Some treatments and surgery have been identified as being either only marginally effective or ineffective with limited clinical value, or an inefficient use of resources given the outcome of these treatments.  These cases are what are known as Procedures of Limited Clinical Value, (PoLCV). 

Your GP or  Consultant will have given you an information leaflet or information to explain that the procedure you have been identified as needing falls within the category defined by your Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as a Procedure of Limited Clinical Value and is therefore not funded by the NHS locally.

For a list of Procedures of Limited Clinical Value please go to the CCG website(s):

www.bedfordshireccg.nhs.uk

www.neneccg.nhs.uk

www.miltonkeynesccg.nhs.uk

www.aylesburyvaleccg.nhs.uk

www.chilternccg.nhs.uk

Some procedures are also restricted by your CCG, this means that a set of criteria has been applied against some procedures, and the procedure can only be undertaken if you meet the criteria. If this is a procedure you may benefit from Ramsay Healthcare will apply to your CCG for the funding on your behalf. 

Ramsay Healthcare however do not have any influence over the CCG’s decision.

If you would like further information please contact your CCG directly at the address provided or alternatively contact your GP who will be able to advise you on how you can help manage your condition or what community services may be able to help.

Why Wait For Treatment?

Why Wait

If you are tired of waiting for treatment, or can’t get a particular treatment in your local area, then Blakelands Hospital can give you the choice of when you want to be treated with a fixed cost care package.

Our Fixed Cost Care scheme is designed for people who wish to fund their own private treatment in one fixed price quote.  Along with fast access to treatment, this gives you peace of mind knowing everything is covered, should you need to stay in hospital longer than initially thought and quoted for we cover the cost and this will include treatments and tests should complications occur.

As a private patient you will also receive the following benefits:

  • Choice of leading consultants
  • Priority admission & discharge
  • Flexible appointment times
  • Individual Physiotherapy Sessions
  • Fixed Guide Prices with no hidden fees

Why choose Blakelands Hospital?


Blakelands Hospital is a purpose built day case unit, providing a range of consultant led services in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

The Hospital has two operating theatres, an x-ray department and
outpatient consulting rooms.

Our overriding commitment is to provide safe and effective care; the
guiding principle is to put our patients’ interests first and key to this
is our capacity to listen, be responsive and to act on their feedback.

Typical NHS restricted procedures undertaken by the hospital include:

• Bunions
• Carpal Tunnel
• Ganglion Surgery
• Dupuytrens Syndrome - contracture of the fingers
• Haemorrhoid
• Hip Replacement*
• Hernia Repair
• Knee Replacement*
• Trigger Finger
• Cosmetic Surgery, including nipple surgery i.e. inversion
• Eyelid Surgery, e.g. Drooping Lids
• Eyebag Removal
• Varicose Vein Treatment
• Benign Lumps and Bumps Removal

*Inpatient rooms will be at one of our sister hospitals as Blakelands Hospital does not have inpatient facilities.

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0843 658 5313 or 01908 334 200

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