Dropped foot; Surface orthotic functional electrical stimulation for dropped foot of central neurological origin

  • Related keywords: Dropped foot, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, gait, FES.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: Consultant (CONS)

Referral Route:

Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR)

Referral for the following interventions can only be made following authorisation from the CCG Individual Funding Request Panel. Applications should only be made to the Individual Funding Request Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiate them on the basis of need from other patients with a similar diagnosis or condition and would justify funding being provided in an individual case when it is not routinely funded for others. Funding requests from GP Practices can be accepted from Senior Clinicians, salaried GPs, Locum GPs or Practice Partners. Unfortunately we are unable to accept funding applications from other health professionals unless countersigned by a senior clinician or GP.

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Foot drop is a muscular weakness or paralysis that makes it difficult to lift the front part of your foot and toes.

(Also known as or related to – dropped foot, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, gait and FES)

Cover for Policy for Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

Policy for Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

Cover for Individual Funding Request (IFR) Application form

Individual Funding Request (IFR) Application form

This form must be completed when applying for treatments that are not normally commissioned by Bristol CCG. Please refer to the Interventions Not Normally Funded List (INNF) before making an application.

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