Evidence Based Interventions and Clinical Standards (EBICS)


Evidence Based Interventions and Clinical Standards (EBICS, formerly known as PoLCE) is the policy process for patients needing a procedure where certain criteria or a threshold must be met before funding is approved.

On 1 April 2020, the process for submitting referrals that are subject to the EBICS policy changed. Previously referrals were managed by the Individual Funding Request Team (IFR) and submitted via an application form via Blueteq. (Please note: If a GP or consultant wants to apply for an intervention that is not within EBICS or the application is made on clinical exceptionality or rarity, the application should continue to be sent to the IFR team as usual.)

For musculoskeletal-related EBICS procedures, referrals should be made to the MSK single point of access in the first instance. Any MSK EBICS applications made to CHI RSS directly may otherwise be rejected. 

If you are not sure whether you need to make an application then do talk with colleagues within your practice, or call the Camden and Islington EBICS Team.

t: 0203 688 1748
e: EBICS.islington@nhs.net

How to refer

Please review the EBICS policy document to identify relevant criteria, complete the EBICS application form and Include necessary supporting information (relevant clinic letters and summary of the GP record attached, wherever possible).


Submit applications via email to polce.camden@nhs.net or via e-Referrals to “PoLCE applications” under Specialty: General Medicine, Clinic Type: General Medicine.


Submit applications via email to EBICS.islington@nhs.net