We purchase the majority of healthcare services on behalf of the local population and we are required by law to operate within finite budgetary constraints.

This means that we must prioritise resources and provide interventions with the greatest proven health gain.

Consequently, some referrals or interventions that patients may wish to receive, and which a clinician may wish to offer, cannot be funded. The intention is to ensure equity and fairness in respect of access to NHS funding and to ensure compliance with the NHS England Evidence Based Interventions Statutory Guidance.

The Value Based Commissioning (VBC) restrictions and criteria outlined within our policy provide details of activity that is not routinely funded by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and the specified criteria required for the funding of certain referrals or interventions.

Commissioners, General Practitioners and both NHS and Non-NHS service providers treating patients of NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are expected to implement and adhere to the policy.

The access the policy, click on the following link: VBC Policy

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Page last updated 15 March 2024