NHS wigs are provided to patients suffering from either
a dermatological condition or those undergoing treatment for
New patient referrals are accepted from the following sources:
- Hospital consultant
- Specialist team
An appointment will be made to see either an Appliance Officer who
will advise on the best course of treatment and will be able to
provide counselling or a specialist wig maker who will assess and
make a suitable wig.
You may wish to purchase your own wig, please speak to the
appliance officer who will advise you and provide a list of
Supply of Wigs
Alopecia sufferers are supplied with 2 wigs initially then 1
annually as required. Patients undergoing treatment for cancer are
supplied with 1 wig annually as required.
A prescription charge is applicable for the supply of a wig and
the appliance officer will advise the current rate. Help with
prescription charges is available for those on a low income.
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