Individual Funding Requests


The following ENT surgeries are only commissioned by the KCCG in certain circumstances: 


  • Myringotomy with or without grommets (according to NICE guidance)
  • Tonsillectomy (according to SIGN guidance) 
  • Septorhinoplasty

  • Adenoidectomy

  • Snoring surgery


The following are not routinely commissioned:

  • Shave rhinophyma
  • Pinnaplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Split ear lobe repair panel
  • Removal of ear wax


These procedures will only be funded following a successful request for Individual Funding. Further information about this can be found here




Please see the following resources for further information:


NHS Kernow Commissioning policies 2020-21


KCCG Policy statement, including exception criteria



Review Date                         October 2021

Next Review Date                 October 2022

GP Sifter                               Dr Laura Vines