Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST)

Request for referral for extracorporeal shockwave therapy.

Who can apply
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment in which a device is used to pass acoustic shockwaves through the skin to the affected area.

Please note this policy does not apply to:

  • extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) which is a common way of treating kidney stones that can’t be passed in the urine
  • the Exogen Bone Healing system which is routinely commissioned for non-union of fractures for patients who meet the criteria set out within the policy.
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Description: This is an Exceptional Funding Request policy. Referral can only be made following authorisation from the CCG’s Exceptional Funding Request Panel. Applications can only be considered by the 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 differentiates them, […]