Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group

Local funding and commissioning decisions are made by Herts Valley Clinical commissioning group:


Recent decisions:

HertsValleyCCG have recently commissioned a number of services that deliver care for patients in the community rather than in a hospital, in keeping with their aim to provide care for people closer to home. 

Choice does not apply where a community service is available. You will be referred to a specific provider for the service in question and you will not generally be able to choose to access services from another provider, unless there are special arrangements in place to support this. If a hospital appointment is required then the community service will offer a choice of hospital providers.

Please see link below:


Other decisions have included:

-Effective from the 1st April 2019, Herts Valleys clinical commissioning group (CCG) have decided to reinstate funding for one IVF cycle for eligible couples.

https://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/news/articles/nhs-herts-valleys-ccg-reinstate-funding-ivf   In October 2017, the CCG had taken the decision to withdraw funding for IVF

-Local GPs not routinely to prescribe medicines which can be bought over-the-counter for short-term conditions and minor ailmentshttp://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/publications/pharmacy-and-medicines-optimisation/local-decisions/otc

- Gluten-free prescriptions no longer to be issued on the NHS: http://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/publications/pharmacy-and-medicines-optimisation/local-decisions/gluten-free-1?limit=10&sort=hits

-The following procedures only to be offered on the NHS under exceptional medical circumstances http://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/individual-funding-requests:



Total hip replacement

Ear grommets for children

Hand surgery such as carpal tunnel, trigger finger and ganglions

Back injections such as epidurals

Total knee replacement

Knee arthroscopy

Minor skin surgery which is not medically indicated


Varicose veins

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (removal or tonsils and/or adenoids)


Please follow the link above for Herts Valley CCG contact details


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