Submitted by Sarah Rigby on Thursday 25th June 2020
Published on Friday 4th September 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 4th March 2021
Current Signatures: 2,814
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Provide funding for surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum
I would like the government to provide funding for surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum on the NHS, following the decision by NHS England not to include it in its commissioning policy.
In 2019 NHS England published a clinical commissioning policy for surgery for pectus deformity in all ages. (NHS England Reference: 170113P).It stated that NHS England will not routinely commission surgery for pectus deformity. The justification was that on reviewing the evidence it was concluded that the clinical trials were not set up to show a clear clinical benefit of surgical intervention. This doesn't mean that patients haven't and wouldn't benefit from it clinically and psychologically.
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