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A-Z of medical conditions

This medical guidance for Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance Decision Makers has been developed by the Departments Health and Benefits Division with help from experts involved in patient care.  It contains background information on the more common medical conditions in DLA/AA claims, their treatment, the likely disabling effects together with the likely impact on ability to self care and get around.  At present the guidance does not cover children.

The new guidance replaces sections in the Disability Handbook which will eventually be withdrawn when the new guidance covers all conditions presently in the DHB.

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If you have any comments please contact Craig Isherwood, DCS Customer Consultation Manager, email Craig.Isherwood@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

A-Z

A

Look up Condition
Achondroplasia / Restricted growth NHS Choices
Acne vulgaris NHS Choices
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS / Symptomatic HIV) HIV / AIDS
Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome (ARDS) NHS Choices
ADD Learning Disability
Addison’s disease NHS Choices
ADHD Learning Disability
Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder) NHS Choices
Adrenal diseases:
  • Addison’s disease
NHS Choices
  • Cushing’s syndrome
NHS Choices
  • Adrenal disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Ageing Ageing
Agoraphobia Anxiety Disorders
AIDS (Symptomatic HIV) / AIDS dementia complex HIV / AIDS
Alcohol misuse/dependency Alcohol related disorders
Alcohol induced cirrhosis Cirrhosis Alcohol Related Disorders
Allergy syndrome - multiple DHB Chapter 29
Alzheimer’s disease Organic Brain Disorders
Amino acid metabolism – disorders of Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Amputations:
  • Lower limb(s) amputation
DHB Chapter 9
  • Upper limb(s) amputation
  • Upper & Lower limb(s) amputation
Amyloidosis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Anaemias:
  • Aplastic anaemia
Anaemia
  • B12 (pernicious) / folate deficiency anaemia
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Anaemia – Other / type not known
  • Sickle cell anaemia
Sickle cell anaemia
Aneurysms:
  • Aortic aneurysm
NHS Choices
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Aneurysm – Other / type not known
Angina Ischaemic Heart Disease
Ankle and foot disorders:
  • Club foot (talipes)
NHS Choices
  • Forefoot pain (metatarsalgia)
Metatarsalgia
  • Hallux rigidus / valgus
NHS Choices
  • Ankle and foot disorder – Other / type not known eg Flat feet
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Ankylosing spondylitis Back Pain
Anorectal abscess NHS Choices
Anorexia nervosa Eating Disorders
Antiphospholipid syndrome (Hughes syndrome) NHS Choices
Anxiety and depressive disorder - mixed Anxiety Disorders Depressive Illness
Anxiety disorders:
  • Agoraphobia
Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Specific phobias
  • Anxiety disorder – Other / type not known
Anus / Rectum – Diseases of:
  • Anorectal abscess
NHS Choices
  • Fistula in anus
NHS Choices
  • Haemorrhoids
NHS Choices
  • Rectal prolapse
Bowel incontinence
  • Anus / rectum disease of - Other / type not known
Aortic aneurysm NHS Choices
Aortic valve disease Valvular Heart disease
Aplastic anaemia Anaemia
Apraxia Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Arterial disease (excluding coronary) – Other / type not known Peripheral Vascular Disease
Arthritis:
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
Back Pain
  • Juvenile chronic arthritis (Still’s disease)
DHB Chapter 6
  • Osteoarthritis - hip
Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis - knee
  • Osteoarthritis of other single joints
  • Generalised Osteoarthritis / Arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
NHS Choices
  • Reactive arthritis/reiters syndrome
NHS Choices
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis – Other / type not known e.g.:
    • Polyarthritis
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Arthrogryposis NHS Choices
Arthropathy Contact Medical Services if necessary
Asbestosis NHS Choices
Ascites Liver Failure
Asperger syndrome Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Asthma Asthma
Ataxias:
  • Friedrich’s ataxia
NHS Choices
  • Ataxia – Other / type not known
Ataxic type cerebral palsy
Atherosclerosis (PVD / Claudication) Peripheral Vascular Disease
Athetoid type cerebral palsy DHB Chapter 41
Atrial fibrillation / flutter Cardiac Arrhythmia
Atrioseptal defect Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Learning Disability
Autism Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Autistic Spectrum Disorders:  
  • Retts disorder
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Autoimmune cirrhosis Cirrhosis
Autoimmune disease – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Autoimmune hepatitis Viral Hepatitis
Autoimmune idiopathic thrombocytopaenic purpura (ITP) Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.

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B

Look up Condition
B12 (Pernicious) folate deficiency anaemia Anaemias
Back pain – Non specific (Mechanical) Back Pain
Back pain – Specific:
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
Back Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar disc lesion
  • Lumbar spondylosis (OA spine)
  • Schuermann’s disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Specific back pain – Other / type not known e.g.:
    • Cauda equina
    • Dislocation
    • Intervertebral disc disorders
    • Lordosis
    • Spinal osteochondrosis
    • Sprain / strain of spine / pelvis
    • Vascular & nerve compression
    • Vertebral subluxation
Bacterial Diseases:
  • Tuberculosis
NHS Choices
  • Bacterial disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
BDD
Becker type muscular dystrophy DHB Chapter 46
Bedwetting (Enuresis) Bladder & Urinary tract disorders
Behavioural and Mental disorders of childhood - Other Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Behcet’s disease NHS Choices
Bell’s Palsy NHS Choices
Benign Tumours:
  • Bone tumour - benign
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
  • Gastrointestinal tract tumours-benign
  • Neurofibromatosis
NHS Choices
  • Benign tumour – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Bipolar affective disorder – Hypomania / Mania Bipolar Disorders
Bladder Calculus (stone) Bladder & Urinary tract disorders
Bladder Incontinence:
  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
  • Urinary overflow
  • Other / type not known
Bladder & Urinary tract disorders
Bladder/Penis/Prostate/Testes/Urethra diseases:
  • Prostatic disease
Bladder & Urinary tract disorders
  • Bladder/Penis/Prostate/Testes/Urethra disease of - Other / type not known e.g. -:
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Bladder calculus (Bladder stone)
  • Blockage / stricture of the Urethra
  • Enlarged prostate
    • Gonorrhoea & Non-gonoccocal urethritis (NGU)
  • Pyelonephritis (Bacterial infection)
  • Trauma to the urethra
  • Ureteric colic (stone in the ureter)
Blepharospasm Dystonia
Blindness Vision
Blood clotting disorders:
  • Haemophilia A
Bleeding Disorders
  • Haemophilia B (Christmas disease)
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Clotting disorder – Other / type not known
Blood disorder – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Blood vessel / lymphatic diseases:
  • Leg ulcer - arterial
Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Leg ulcer - venous
Venous Disorders
  • Pressure sore (ulcer)
NHS Choices
  • Venous insufficiency - chronic
Venous Disorders
  • Blood vessel / lymphatics disease of – Other / type not known
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) Somatoform Disorders
Bone marrow transplant Bone marrow transplant
Bone tumour - benign Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Brain Tumours Brain Tumours
Brachial plexus Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Bradycardia Cardiac Arrhythmias
Brittle bone disease (Osteoporosis) Osteoporosis Fractures
Bronchiectasis NHS Choices
Bronchitis (Chronic) COPD
Buerger’s disease Peripheral Vascular disease
Bulimia nervosa Eating Disorders
Bullous (Skin) Disease:
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
DHB Chapter 30
  • Epidemolysis bullosa
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Bullous disease – Other / type not known
Burns NHS Choices
Bursitis NHS Choices

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C

Look up Condition
Cancers of the bone:
  • Angiosarcoma
Malignancy
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Giant cell tumour - malignant
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Bone cancer – Other / type not known
  • Sarcoma – Other / type not known
Cancer of the brain and spinal cord Malignancy
Cancer of the breast Breast cancer
Cancers of Gastrointestinal tract:
  • Bowel cancer including:
    • Caecal cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Sigmoid cancer
    • Rectal cancer
    • Anal cancer
Bowel cancer
  • Liver cancer
Malignancy
  • Mouth/Tongue cancer
Cancer of the lips, mouth and oropharynx
  • Oesophagus - cancer
Oesophageal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer
Stomach cancer
  • Gastrointestinal tract cancer – Other / type not known
Malignancy
Cancers of Genitourinary tract:
  • Bladder cancer
Bladder Cancer
  • Cervical cancer
Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial (Uterus/Womb) cancer
Endometrial cancer
  • Kidney cancer
Kidney cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
Testicular cancer
  • Genitourinary tract cancer – Other / type not known
Malignancy
Cancers of Haematological system:
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Leukaemia lymphoblastic - acute
Leukaemia
  • Leukaemia lymphocytic - chronic
  • Leukaemia myeloid - acute
  • Leukaemia meloid - chronic
  • Leukaemia – Other / type not known
  • Myeloma
Myeloma
  • Non Hodgkin lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Haematological system cancer – Other / type not known
Malignancy
Cancers of Respiratory tract:
  • Bronchus / Lung cancer
Lung cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
Laryngeal cancer
  • Mesothelioma
Lung cancer
  • Lung cancer - Other
  • Respiratory tract cancer – Other / type not known
Cancers of Skin-:
  • Melanoma
Malignancy
  • Skin cancer – Other / type not known

e.g:

  • Basal cell / Rodent ulcer
Rodent ulcer
Cancer - Other / type not known Malignancy
Primary cancer – site not known
Bone marrow transplant Bone marrow transplant
Carbohydrate metabolism – disorders of Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Cardiac arrhythmia – Implantable defibrillator / Pacemaker fitted Cardiac Arrhythmias
Cardiac arrhythmias:
  • Atrial fibrillation / Flutter
Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac arrhythmia – Implantable defibrillator / Pacemaker fitted
  • Drop attack
  • Heart block
  • Stokes Adams attack (Cardiovascular syncope)
  • Tachycardia
  • Cardiac arrhythmia – Other / type not known
Cardiac / Heart Failure Heart failure
Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular disease - Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Cardiovascular syncope (Stokes Adams attack) Cardiac Arrhythmias
Carotid artery stenosis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Carpal tunnel syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cataplexy NHS Choices
Cauda Equina Back pain
Cellulitis NHS Choices
Cerebral aneurysm Stroke
Cerebral Palsy:
  • Athetoid type
DHB Chapter 40
DHB Chapter 41
  • Ataxic type
  • Cerebral palsy – causing hemiparesis
  • Spastic diplegia
  • Cerebral palsy – Other / type not known
Cerebrovascular accident - (CVA) Stroke Stroke
Cerebrovascular disease:
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
Stroke
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Cerebrovascular disease – Other / type not known
Cervical disc lesion Back pain
Cervical dystonia / Torticollis Dystonia
Cervical spondylosis DHB Chapter 8
Cervix – Other disease of / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
CFS CFS/ME
Charcot - Marie Tooth disease (syndrome) NHS Choices
Chondromalacia / chondromalacia patella Chondromalacia patella
Choroiditis (Posterior uveitis) Vision
Christmas disease (Haemophilia B) Bleeding Disorders
Chronic bronchitis COPD
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) CFS/ME
Chronic hepatitis:
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
Viral Hepatitis
  • Non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Chronic hepatitis – Other / type not known

eg Drug - induced

Viral Hepatitis
Drug - induced
Chronic obstructive airways Disease (COAD) COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic pain syndromes:
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
CFS/ME
  • Fibromyalgia
NHS Choices
  • Chronic pain syndrome – Other / type not known
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Chronic suppurative otitis media Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media
Cirrhosis:  
  • Cirrhosis - Alcohol induced
Cirrhosis
Alcohol related disorders
  • Cirrhosis - Autoimmune
Cirrhosis
  • Cirrhosis – Other / type not known

eg Drug - induced

Cirrhosis
Drug - induced
CJD Organic Brain Disorders
Claudication Peripheral Vascular Disease
Claw / Hammer toes Claw / Hammer toes
Cleft lip / Harelip / Cleft palate NHS Choices
Clotting disorder – Other / type not known Bleeding Disorders
Club foot (Talipes) NHS Choices
COAD COPD
Coarctation of the aorta NHS Choices
Coeliac disease Ulcerative colitis
Cognitive disorder – due to stroke Stroke
Cognitive disorders:
  • Cognitive disorder due to stroke
Stroke
  • Dementia
Organic Brain Disorders
  • Cognitive disorder – Other / type not known
Colitis/Crohns disease Crohn’s disease
Collagen & elastic tissue diseases:
  • Ehlers Danlos syndrome
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
  • Collagen & elastic tissue disease – Other / type not known
Colon diseases:
  • Constipation
NHS Choices
  • Diverticular disease / Diverticulitis
Diverticular disease
  • Colon disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Compartment syndrome (Volkmann’s ischaemia) Compartment Syndrome / Fractures
Conduct disorder (including oppositional defiant disorder) DHB Chapter 36
Conductive hearing loss due to trauma Hearing Impairment in Adults
Conductive hearing loss:
  • Chronic suppurative otitis media
Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media
  • Conductive hearing loss due to trauma
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Mastoiditis
Mastoiditis
  • Otitis externa - chronic
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Otitis Media with effusion (OME) previously known as Chronic Secretory Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Conductive hearing loss – Other cause / cause not known
Congenital dislocation of hip DHB Chapter 46
Congenital heart disease:
  • Atrioseptal defect (ASD)
NHS Choices
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Fallots tetralogy
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Ventriculoseptal defect (VSD)
  • Congenital heart disease – Other / type not known
Congenital malformation of the heart – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Conjunctiva/Cornea/Eyelids/Lacrimal apparatus diseases:
  • Corneal ulceration
Visual Impairment

Also Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary

  • Entropion
  • Herpes zoster - ophthalmic
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Ptosis
  • Scleritis
  • Conjunctiva/cornea/eyelids/lacrimal apparatus disease of – Other / type not known
Constipation NHS Choices
Conversion disorder (Hysteria) Somatoform Disorders
COPD COPD
Creutzfeldt - Jacob disease (CJD) / Variant Creutzfeldt - Jacob disease (vCJD) Organic Brain Disorders
Crohn’s disease/Colitis Crohn’s disease
Crystal deposition disorders:
  • Gout
Gout
  • Pseudogout
  • Crystal deposition disorder – Other / type not known
CSOM Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media
Cushing’s syndrome NHS Choices
CVA Stroke
Cystic fibrosis DHB Chapter 44
Cystitis Bladder & Urinary tract disorders

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D

Look up Condition
Deaf /Blind deeming provision (DLA Only) Hearing Impairment in Adults
Vision
Deafness Hearing Impairment in Adults
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Phlebitis / Venous disorders
DVT Phlebitis / Venous disorders
Degenerative neuronal diseases:
  • Motor neurone disease
Motor neurone disesase
  • Degenerative neuronal disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Delirium Organic Brain Disorders
Dementia
  • Pre – Senile Dementia
  • Senile Dementia
  • Vascular Dementia
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
Depressive disorder and Anxiety - mixed Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Illness
Depressive disorder / Depression Depressive Illness
Dermatitis herpetiformis DHB Chapter 30
Dermatomyositis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Diabetes insipidus NHS Choices
Diabetes Mellitus:
  • Type 1
Diabetes
  • Type 2
  • Diabetes mellitus - Category unknown
Diabetic neuropathy Diabetes
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Diaphyseal aclasis (Hereditary multiple exostosis) Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Dislocation of the hip - congenital DHB Chapter 46
Dissociative disorder – Other / type not known Dissociative disorder
Disturbance of consciousness (Non epileptic) – Other / type not known Epilepsy
Diverticular disease / diverticulitis Diverticular disease
Double amputee deeming provision (DLA Only) DHB Chapter 9
Double vision (Diplopia) Vision
Down’s syndrome Learning Disability
Drop attack Cardiac Arrhythmias
Drug misuse Substance Abuse
Duchenne type muscular dystrophy DHB Chapter 46
Duodenal ulcer / Duodenitis Dyspeptic disorders
Duodenum – Other disease of / type not known
Dupuytren’s contracture NHS Choices
DVT Venous disorders
Dyspraxia NHS Choices
Dyslexia NHS Choices

Dystonia:

  • oromandibular dystonia
  • spasmodic dystonia/laryngeal dystonia
  • hemifacial spasm
  • cranial dystonia
  • generalised dystonia
  • tardive dystonia
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • dystonia (not specified)
Dystonia
Dystonia (not specified) Dystonia
Dystrophia myotonica DHB Chapter 46

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E

Look up Condition
Eating disorders:
  • Anorexia nervosa
Obesity
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS)
Eczema – dermatitis type Eczema
Eczema – varicose type Venous disorders
EDNOS Eating disorders
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Elastic tissue – Other disorder of / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Elbow disorders:
  • Golfer’s elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
  • Elbow disorder – Other / type not known
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Emphysema COPD
Empyema Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Encopresis (Faecal soiling) Bowel Incontinence
Endocarditis NHS Choices
Endocrine disease – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Endometriosis Endometriosis
Enuresis (Bedwetting) Bladder and Urinary Tract disorders
Epidemolysis bullosa DHB Chapter 30
Epilepsy:
  • Generalised seizure (with status epilepticus in last 12 months)
    • Absence seizure (Petit mal)
    • Atonic seizure
    • Clonic seizure
    • Myoclonic seizure
    • Tonic seizure
    • Tonic-clonic seizure (Grand mal) primary or secondary
Epilepsy
  • Generalised seizure (without status epilepticus in last 12 months)
    • Absence seizure (Petit mal)
    • Atonic seizure
    • Clonic seizure
    • Myoclonic seizure
    • Tonic seizure
    • Tonic-clonic seizure (Grand mal) primary or secondary
  • Partial seizure (with status epilepticus in last 12 months
    • Complex partial seizure
    • Complex partial seizure evolving to generalised tonic-clonic seizure
    • Simple partial seizure
  • Partial seizure (without status epilepticus in last 12 months)
    • Complex partial seizure
    • Complex partial seizure evolving to generalised tonic-clonic seizure
    • Simple partial seizure
  • - unclassified
  • epileptic attack disorder (pseudoseizure)
Epiphyseal dysplasia - multiple Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Essential tremor - benign NHS Choices
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.

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F

Look up Condition
Facet joint syndrome Back pain
DHB Chapter 46
Factitious disorders:
  • Munchausen syndrome
DHB Chapter 19
  • Other factitious disorder / type not known
Faecal soiling (Encopresis) Bowel Incontinence
Failure to thrive treated by Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Faint (Syncope) – Other / type not known Fainting
Falling Falls
Fallots tetralogy NHS Choices
Febrile convulsion/seizure NHS Choices
Fibroid NHS Choices
Fibromyalgia NHS Choices
Fibrosing alveolitis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Fistula - anal
Foetal Anticonvulsant syndrome
Foot disorder – Other / type not known
Forefoot pain (Metatarsalgia) Metatarsalgia
Fracture complications:
  • Compartment syndrome (Volkmann’s ischaemia)
Fractures
Compartment Syndrome
  • Sudek’s atrophy
Fractures
  • Fracture complication – Other / type not known
Fracture/Injuries/Dislocation
Lower limb - Fracture/Injuries/Dislocationof e.g. -:Sprain/Strain Fractures
Dislocation
Pelvis - Fracture/Injuries/Dislocationof Dislocation
Spine -Fracture/Injuries/Dislocationof Back pain
Thorax - Fracture/Injuries/Dislocationof Fractures
Dislocation
Upper limb - Fracture/Injuries/Dislocationof e.g. -:Sprain/Strain
Fragile X syndrome Learning Disability
Frailty Frailty
Friedrich’s ataxia NHS Choices
Fronto-temporal dementia (Pick’s disease) Organic Brain disorders
Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis) NHS Choices

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Look up Condition
G6PD Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Gallbladder & Biliary tract diseases:
  • Gallstone
Gallstones
  • Gallbladder & Biliary tract disease - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Gastric ulcer / Gastritis Dyspeptic Disorders
Gastro - Oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
Gastrointestinal tract disease – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Gastrointestinal tract tumour - benign
Generalised anxiety disorder Anxiety Disorders
Generalised dystonia Dystonia
Generalised epileptic seizure (with status epilepticus in last 12 months) Epilepsy
Generalised epileptic seizure (without status epilepticus in last 12 months)
Generalised osteoarthritis / Arthritis Osteoarthritis
Generalised musculoskeletal disease – other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Genetic disorders/Dysplasias/Malformations:
  • Achondroplasia (Restricted growth)
NHS Choices
  • Epiphyseal dysplasia - multiple
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
  • Hereditary multiple exostosis (Diaphyseal aclasis)
  • Hypermobility syndrome
NHS Choices
  • Marfan’s syndrome
DHB Chapter 6
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
DHB Chapter 46
  • Genetic disorders / Dysplasias / Other malformations – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Genetic malformation – Other / type not known
Genitourinary disease – Other / type not known
Global Development Delay Learning Disability
DHB Chapter 35
Glomerulonephritis Kidney disorders
Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Goitre Thyroid Gland Disorder
Golfer’s elbow (Medial epicondylitis) Tennis/Golfer's elbow
GORD Dyspeptic Disorders
Gout Gout
Granulomatous lung disease & Pulmonary infiltration:
  • Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis
  • Granulomatous lung disease & pulmonary infiltration - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Graves disease Thyroid Gland Disorder
Growth hormone deficiency Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Guillain-Barre syndrome NHS Choices

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Look up Condition
Haemochromotosis NHS Choices
Haemolytic disorders:
  • Sickle cell anaemia
Sickle Cell Anaemia
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
  • Thalassaemia
Thalassaemia
  • Haemolytic disorder – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Haemophilia A Bleeding Disorders
Haemophilia B (Christmas disease)
Haemorrhoids NHS Choices
Hallux rigidus / valgus NHS Choices
Hammer / Claw toes Claw / Hammer toes
Hand disorder – Other / type not known Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Head injuries:
  • Head injury – causing cognitive impairment
Organic Brain Disorders
  • Head injury – causing cognitive & sensorimotor impairment
  • Head injury – causing sensorimotor impairment
Headaches:
  • Headache (Temporal arteritis)
Temporal Arteritis
  • Migraine
Migraine
  • Headache – Other causes of / cause not known
NHS Choices
Hearing disorders
Conductive hearing loss:
  • Otitis Media with effusion (OME) previously known as Chronic Secretory Otitis Media
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Chronic suppurative otitis media
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Conductive hearing loss due to Trauma
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Mastoiditis
Mastoiditis
  • Otitis externa - chronic
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Otosclerosis
  • Conductive hearing loss - Other causes of / type not known
Mixed hearing loss:
  • Hearing loss - mixed
Hearing Impairment in Adults
Sensorineural hearing loss:
  • Congenital deafness / Pre lingual
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Menieres disease
  • Presbyacusis
  • Sensorineural hearing loss due to Trauma
  • Sensorineural hearing loss - Other causes of / type not known
Hearing & balance - Other diseases affecting / type not known  
Heart and Lung transplantation NHS Choices
Heart attack / Myocardial infarction Ischaemic Heart Disease
Heart block Cardiac Arrhythmias
Heart disease (Congenital) – Other / type not known Ischaemic Heart Disease
Heart / Cardiac Failure Heart failure
Heart transplantation Heart failure
Helicobacter Pylori Infection Dyspeptic disorders
Hemifacial spasm Dystonia
Hepatic encephalopathy Liver failure
Hepatitis - Autoimmune Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis B & D infection
Hepatitis C infection
Hepatitis (Chronic) – Other / type not known
Hereditary multiple exostosis (Diaphyseal aclasis) Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Hereditary spherocytosis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Hernia NHS Choices
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Hiatus hernia Dyspeptic Disorders
NHS Choices
Hip disorders:
  • Congenital dislocation of hip
DHB Chapter 46
  • Perthes disease
  • Slipped upper femoral epiphysis
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
  • Hip disorder – Other / type not known
HIV / HIV Encephalopathy HIV / AIDS
Hughes Syndrome (Antiphospholipid syndrome) NHS Choices
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) HIV / AIDS
Huntington’s disease Organic Brain disorders
Hydrocephalus DHB Chapter 15
Hydronephrosis Bladder & Urinary Tract Disorders
Hyperlipidaemia NHS Choices
Hypermobility syndrome NHS Choices
DHB Chapter 6
Hyperparathyroidism Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Hypersensitivity diseases:
  • Allergy syndrome – multiple
DHB Chapter 29
  • Hypersensitivity disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Hypertension Hypertension
Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis) Thyroid Gland Disorders
Hypomania / Mania – Bipolar affective disorder Bipolar Disorders
Hypoparathyroidism Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Hypothalamic & Pituitary diseases:
  • Diabetes insipidus
NHS Choices
  • Growth hormone deficiency
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
  • Hypothalamic & Pituitary disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Hypothyroidism (Myxoedema) Thyroid Gland Disorders
Hysteria (Conversion disorder) Somatoform Disorders

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IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IHD Ischaemic Heart Disease
Immune system – Other disease of / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Impetigo NHS Choices
Inborn errors of metabolism:
  • Amino acid metabolism – disorder of
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
  • Carbohydrate metabolism – disorder of
  • Inborn errors of metabolism – Other / type not known
Incontinence – Other / type not known Bladder & Urinary Tract Disorders
Incontinence - stress
Incontinence - urge
Infectious disease – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Inflammatory arthritis:
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
Back Pain
  • Juvenile chronic arthritis (Still’s disease)
DHB Chapter 6
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis - Other / type not known
DHB Chapter 6
Inflammatory bowel disease:
  • Crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory rash – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Interstitial nephritis Kidney Disorders
Iritis (Anterior uveitis) Vision
Iron deficiency anaemia Anaemias
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD)(Coronary artery disease):
  • Angina
Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Ischaemic heart disease – Other / type not known
ITP Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.

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Juvenile chronic arthritis (Still’s disease) DHB Chapter 6

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Kidney (Renal) disease:
  • Glomerulonephritis
Kidney Disorders
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Renal calculus (Kidney Stone)
  • Kidney disease – Other / type not known
Kidney (Renal) Failure
  • Acute renal failure
Kidney Disorders
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Renal transplantation
  • Renal transplantation – rejection of
  • Renal Dialysis (which fulfils the deeming provision criteria)
Knee disorders:
  • Bursitis
NHS Choices
  • Chondromalacia patella
Chondromalacia Patella
  • Ligamentous instability of knee
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Meniscal lesion
Torn Knee Cartilage (MeniscusTears)
  • Osgood schlatters disease
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Recurrent patellar dislocation
Dislocation
  • Knee disorder – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Korsakoff’s syndrome Alcohol related disorders
Kyphosis Back pain

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Labyrinthitis Hearing Impairment in Adults
Lacrimal apparatus – Other disease of / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow) Tennis/Golfer's elbow
Learning disabilities:
  • ADD / ADHD
Learning Disability
DHB Chapter 35
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Learning disability – Other / type not known
Leg ulcer - arterial Peripheral Vascular Disease
Leg ulcer - venous Venous disorders
Ligamentous instability of the knee Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy DHB Chapter 46
Lipoma Lipoma
Liver failure:
  • Ascites
Liver Failure
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Liver transplantation
  • Peritonitis
Liver Failure NHS Choices
  • Features of liver failure – Other / features not known
eg Drug - induced
Liver Failure
Drug - induced
Long sightedness (Hypermetropia) Vision
Lower limb(s) – Amputation of DHB Chapter 9
Lower limb(s) – Injury/Fracture/Dislocation of Fractures/
Dislocation
Lower respiratory tract disease – Other / type not known NHS Choices
Lumbar disc lesion Back Pain
Lumbar spondylosis (OA spine)
Lung transplantation NHS Choices
Lymphatics – Other disease of / type not known NHS Choices

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Malaria NHS Choices
Malformation of the heart (Congenital) other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Marfan’s syndrome NHS Choices
Mastoiditis Mastoiditis
ME CFS/ME
Mechanical back pain (Non-specific) Back Pain
Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow) Tennis/Golfer's elbow
Menieres disease Hearing Impairment in Adults
Meningitis (Bacterial, Viral, Fungal) Meningitis
Meniscal lesion (Torn knee lesion) Torn Knee Cartilage
Mental and Behavioural disorders of childhood - other/ type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Mental and Behavioural disorders :
  • Schizoaffective disorder
Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotic – Other / type not known
Metabolic disease - Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Metabolic & endocrine disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system:
  • Osteomalacia
NHS Choices
  • Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s disease
NHS Choices
  • Rickets
NHS Choices
Metabolic red cell disorders:
  • Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Metabolic red cell disorders – Other / type not known
Metatarsalgia (Forefoot pain) Metatarsalgia
Migraine Migraine
Mitral valve disease Valvular Heart disease
Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Illness
Mixed hearing loss Hearing Impairment in Adults
Mood disorders:
  • Bipolar affective disorder – Hypomania / Mania
Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive disorder
Depressive Illness
  • Mood disorder - Other / type not known
DHB Chapter 19
Motor neurone disease Motor Neurone Disease
Movement disorders (Neurological):
  • Blepharospasm
Dystonia
  • Essential tremor - benign
NHS Choices
  • Huntington’s disease
Organic Brain Disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
Parkinsons Disease
  • Parkinson’s syndrome / Parkinsonism
  • Torticollis
Dystonia
  • Tourette syndrome
NHS Choices
  • Writer’s cramp
Dystonia
  • Movement disorder – Other / type not known
NHS Choices
MS Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Allergy syndrome DHB Chapter 29
Multiple sclerosis (MS) Multiple Sclerosis
Munchausen syndrome DHB Chapter 19
Muscle disease:
  • Dermatomyositis
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Dystrophia myotonica
DHB Chapter 46
  • Myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia Gravis
  • Polymyositis
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Muscle disease – Other / type not known
Muscular Dystrophy:
  • Becker type muscular dystrophy
DHB Chapter 46
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy
  • Limb girdle muscular dystrophy
  • Muscular dystrophy – Other / type not known
Musculoskeletal disease regional / localised - Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) CFS/ME
Myasthenia gravis Myasthenia Gravis
Myocardial infarction/heart attack Ischaemic Heart Disease
Myxoedema (Hypothyroidism) Thyroid Gland Disorders

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Narcolepsy NHS Choices
NASH Viral hepatitis
Neck disorders:
  • Cervical disc lesion
Back Pain
  • Cervical spondylosis (disc disease)
DHB Chapter 8
  • Whiplash injury
  • Neck disorders - Other / type not known
Nephrotic syndrome Kidney Disorders
Neurofibromatosis NHS Choices
Neurological infections:
  • Poliomyelitis / Post polio syndrome
Poliomyelitis
  • Neurological infection - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Neurological disorder – other / type not known DHB Chapter 15
Neuropathies:
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease
NHS Choices
  • Diabetic neuropathy
Diabetes
  • Guillain Barre syndrome
NHS Choices
  • Neuropathy - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Non epileptic disturbance of consciousness:
  • Drop attack
Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Non epileptic attack disorder (Pseudoseizure)
Epilepsy
  • Stokes Adams attack (Cardiovascular syncope)
Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Syncope (Faint) Other / type not known
Fainting
  • Non epileptic disturbances of consciousness - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Non-specific (Mechanical back pain) Back Pain
Nystagmus Vision

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OA spine (Lumbar spondylosis) Back Pain
Obesity Obesity
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD
Oesophagus/Stomach & Duodenum diseases:
  • Duodenal, Gastric & Peptic ulcer / Gastritis
Dyspeptic disorders
  • Hiatus hernia / Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GORD) / Reflux oesophagitis
  • Oesophageal varices
Alcohol related disorders
  • Other disease of Oesophagus/Stomach & Duodenum
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Organic brain disorder Organic Brain disorders
Oromandibular dystonia Dystonia
Osgood schlatters disease Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Osteoarthritis:
  • Osteoarthritis - hip
Osteo-arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis - knee
  • Osteoarthritis of other single joints
  • Generalised osteoarthritis / Arthritis
Osteochondritis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Osteochondritis dissecans
Osteogenesis imperfecta DHB Chapter 46
Osteomalacia NHS Choices
Osteomyelitis NHS Choices
Osteonecrosis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Osteoporosis/Brittle bone disease Osteoporosis
Fractures
Otitis externa – chronic Hearing Impairment in Adults
Otitis Media with effusion (OME)
Otosclerosis
Ovarian cyst - benign NHS Choices
Ovary/Uterus/Cervix/Vagina & Vulva diseases:
  • Endometriosis
Endometriosis
  • Fibroid
NHS Choices
  • Ovarian cyst – benign
NHS Choices
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Uterine prolapse
NHS Choices
  • Disease of Ovary / Uterus / Cervix / Vagina & Vulva - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary

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Paget’s disease NHS Choices
Pain syndrome (Encephalitis) Chronic – Other / type not known DHB Chapter 2
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Pancreas – diseases of:
  • Pancreatitis - chronic
Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreas disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Pancreatic disease:
  • Diabetes mellitus Type 1 (insulin dependent)
Diabetes
  • Diabetes mellitus Type 2 (non insulin dependent)
  • Diabetes mellitus (category unknown)
Panic disorder Anxiety Disorders
Papulosquamous and inflammatory rashes:
  • Acne vulgaris
NHS Choices
  • Eczema – dermatitis type
Eczema
  • Eczema – varicose type
Venous Disorders
  • Psoriasis
NHS Choices
  • Rosacea
NHS Choices
  • Urticaria
Urticaria
  • Papulosquamous and inflammatory rashes - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Paraplegia - Traumatic DHB Chapter 18
Parathyroid disease:
  • Hyperparathyroidism
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid disease – Other / type not known
Parkinson’s disease Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson’s syndrome / Parkinsonism
Partial epileptic seizure (with status epilepticus in last 12 months) Epilepsy
Partial epileptic seizure (without status epilepticus in last 12 months)
Patellar dislocation - recurrent Dislocation
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) NHS Choices
PBC Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
PDA (Patent ductus arteriosus) NHS Choices
Pelvic inflammatory disease Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvis – Injury/Fracture/Dislocation of Dislocation
Fractures
Pemphigoid (Blisters) NHS Choices
Pemphigus vulgaris NHS Choices
Penis disease of – other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Peptic ulcer Dyspeptic Disorders
Pericarditis NHS Choices
Peripheral arterial disease:
  • Atherosclerosis (Peripheral Vascular Disease / Claudication)
Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Buerger’s disease
  • Raynaud’s disease / phenomenon
Scleroderma
  • Peripheral arterial disease (excluding coronary) - Other / type not known

e.g. -:

  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Carotid artery stenosis
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Peripheral nerve injury:
  • Brachial plexus
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Peripheral nerve injury – Other / type not known
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peritonitis NHS Choices
Pernicious (B12) folate deficiency anaemia Anaemias
Personality disorder Personality Disorders
Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Perthe’s disease DHB Chapter 46
Phenylketonuria (PKU) DHB Chapter 43
Phlebitis Phlebitis
Phobias:
  • Social phobia
Anxiety Disorders
  • Specific phobia
Pick’s disease (Fronto-temporal dementia) Organic Brain Disorders
Pituitary disease – other / type not known Thyroid Gland Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis
Platelet disorders:
  • Autoimmune (idiopathic) thrombocytopaenic purpura (ITP)
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Platelet disorder - Other / type not known
Pleura – diseases of:
  • Empyema
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pleura disease - Other / type not known
    • Pleurisy
Pneumoconiosis:
  • Asbestosis
NHS Choices
  • Pneumoconiosis – Coal worker
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Silicosis
  • Pneumoconiosis – Other / type not known
Pneumonia NHS Choices
Pneumothorax Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Poliomyelitis / Post polio syndrome Poliomyelitis
Polyarteritis nodosa Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Polyarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis
Polycythaemia Polycythaemia
Polymyalgia rheumatica Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Polymyositis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Porphyria
Post natal depression Depressive Illness
Post thrombotic syndrome Venous Disorders
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post viral syndrome CFS/ME
Presbyacusis Hearing Impairment in Adults
Pre – Senile Dementia Organic Brain Disorders
Pressure sore (Ulcer) NHS Choices
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Prion diseases:
  • Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) / Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD)
Organic Brain Disorders
  • Prion disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Prolapsed Intervertebral disc Back Pain
Prostate disease of – other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Prostatic disease Bladder and Urinary Tract Disorders
Protozoal disease:
  • Malaria
NHS Choices
  • Protozoal disease – Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Pseudogout Gout
Pseudoseizure (Non epileptic attack disorder) Epilepsy
Psoriasis DHB Chapter 30
Psoriatic arthritis DHB Chapter 6
Psychotic disorders:
  • Schizoaffective disorder
Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotic disorder – Other / type not known
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pulmonary embolism/Pulmonary heart disease Venous Disorders
Pulmonary embolus
Pulmonary fibrosis:
  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis – Other / type not known
Pulmonary infiltration – Other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Pulmonary valve disease Valvular Heart disease
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease

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Quadriplegia /Tetraplegia - traumatic DHB Chapter 18

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Raynaud’s disease / phenomenon NHS Choices
Reactive arthritis/reiters syndrome DHB Chapter 6
Rectal prolapse Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Rectum – other disease of / type not known
Recurrent patellar dislocation Dislocation
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Reflux oesophagitis Dyspeptic disorders
Renal artery stenosis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Renal Dialysis (which fulfils the deeming provision criteria) Kidney Disorders
Renal (Kidney) disease:
  • Glomerulonephritis
Kidney Disorders
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Renal calculus (Kidney Stone)
  • Kidney disease Other / type not known
Renal (Kidney) Failure:
  • Acute renal failure
Kidney Disorders
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Renal transplantation
  • Renal transplantation – rejection of
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in infants NHS Choices
Restricted growth / Achondroplasia NHS Choices
Rett syndrome Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary.
Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rickets NHS Choices
Rosacea NHS Choices
Rotator cuff disorder Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Ruptured tendon - lower limb Rupture of tendon
Ruptured tendon - upper limb

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Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis
Schizoaffective disorder Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schuermann’s disease Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Sciatica Back Pain
Scleritis Vision and Contact Medical Services if necessary
Scleroderma (Systemic sclerosis)
Scoliosis Back Pain
Seizure (Epileptic) - unclassified Epilepsy
Senile dementia Organic Brain disorders
Sensorineural hearing loss:
  • Congenital deafness
Hearing Impairment in Adults
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Menieres disease
  • Presbyacusis
  • Sensorineural hearing loss – due to trauma
  • Causes of sensorineural hearing loss - Other / cause not known
Sensorineural hearing loss – due to trauma  
Severely Mentally Impaired (SMI) – deeming provision (DLA Only) N/A
Short-sightedness (Myopia) Vision
Shoulder disorders:
  • Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)
NHS Choices
  • Rotator cuff disorder
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
  • Shoulder instability
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Shoulder disorders - Other / type not known
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Sickle cell anaemia Sickle Cell Anaemia
Silicosis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Sinusitis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Sjogren’s syndrome NHS Choices
Skin disease – other / type not known DHB Chapter 30
DHB Chapter 49
Skin infections:
  • Cellulitis
NHS Choices
  • Impetigo
NHS Choices
  • Skin infection - Other / type not known e.g.:
    • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
SLE SLE
Sleep apnoea - obstructive NHS Choices
Slipped upper femoral epiphysis Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Small bowel – diseases of:
  • Coeliac disease
Ulcerative colitis
  • Disease of small bowel - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
SMI N/A
Social phobia Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform & Dissociative disorders:
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Somatoform Disorders
  • Conversion disorder (Hysteria)
  • Dissociative disorder Other / type not known
Dissociative Disorders
  • Somatoform disorder - Other / type not known
Somatoform Disorders
Spasmodic dysphonia / laryngeal dystonia Dystonia
Spastic diplegia DHB Chapter 40
Specific back pain – other / type not known Back Pain
Specific phobia Anxiety Disorders
Speech & Language delay Learning Disability
DHB Chapter 35
Spina bifida DHB Chapter 46
Spinal cord compression:
  • Paraplegia - traumatic
DHB Chapter 18
  • Tetraplegia/Quadriplegia - traumatic
  • Syringomyelia / Syringobulbia
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Cause of spinal cord compression - Other / type not known
Spinal stenosis Back Pain
Spine – Injury/Fracture/Dislocation of
Spondylolisthesis
Sprain/Strain lower limb Sprain
Sprain/Strain Upper limb
Squint (Strabismus) NHS Choices
Stammer / Stutter DHB Chapter 38
Steatohepatitis - Non alcoholic (NASH) Viral Hepatitis
Still’s disease (Juvenile chronic arthritis) DHB Chapter 6
Stokes Adams attack (Cardiovascular syncope) Cardiac Arrhythmias
Stomach – other disease of / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Strabismus (Squint) Vision
Stress incontinence Bladder and Urinary Tract Disorders
Stress reaction disorders:
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stress reaction disorder - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Stroke - Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) Stroke
Substance (mis) use disorders:
  • Alcohol misuse
Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Drug misuse
Substance Abuse
Sudek’s atrophy Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Superficial thrombophlebitis Venous Disorders
Syncope (Faint) – other / type not known Fainting
Symphysis Pubis Disorder Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Symptomatic HIV (AIDS) HIV / AIDS
Syringobulbia / Syringomyelia Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) SLE
Systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma) Scleroderma

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Tachycardia Cardiac Arrhythmias
Talipes (Club foot) NHS Choices
Tardive dystonia Dystonia
Tardive dyskinesia Dystonia
Temporal (Giant cell) arteritis (Headache) Temporal Arteritis
Tendon lesions Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis) Tennis/Golfer's elbow
Tenosynovitis Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Terminally Ill – deeming provision N/A
Testes disease of – other / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Tetraplegia/Quadriplegia - Traumatic DHB Chapter 18
Thalassaemia Thalassaemia
Thoracic outlet syndrome Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Thorax – Injury / Fracture / Dislocation of Dislocation / Fractures
Thyroid diseases:
  • Goitre
Thyroid Gland Disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis) – including Graves disease
  • Hypothyroidism (Myxoedema)
  • Thyroid disease - Other / type not known
Thyrotoxicosis (Hyperthyroidism)
TIA Stroke
Tinnitus Hearing Impairment in Adults
Torn knee cartilage (Meniscal lesion) Torn Knee Cartilage
Torticollis / cervical dystonia Dystonia
Tourette syndrome NHS Choices
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) Stroke
Tricuspid valve disease Valvular Heart disease
Trigger finger or thumb Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Tuberculosis DHB Chapter 11
Tumours – Benign:
  • Bone tumour – benign
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Gastrointestinal tract tumours-benign
  • Neurofibromatosis
NHS Choices
  • Benign tumour - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary

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Ulcerative colitis Ulcerative Colitis
Upper limb(s) – Amputation of DHB Chapter 9
Upper and lower limb(s) – Amputation of
Upper limb(s) – Injury/Fracture/Dislocation of Dislocation /
Fractures
Upper respiratory tract – diseases of:
  • Sleep apnoea - obstructive
NHS Choices
  • Upper respiratory tract disease - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Urethra disease of – other / type not known Bladder and Urinary Tract Disorders
Urge incontinence
Urinary incontinence:
  • Stress incontinence
Bladder and Urinary Tract Disorders
  • Urge incontinence
  • Urinary overflow
  • Urinary incontinence - Other / type not known
Urinary overflow
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Urticaria Urticaria
Uterine prolapse NHS Choices
Uterus – other disease of / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
UTI Bladder and Urinary Tract Disorders
Uveitis (Chorioretinal disorder):
  • Anterior Uveitis (iritis)
Vision
  • Posterior Uveitis (choroiditis)
  • Uveitis (chorioretinal disorder) - Other / type not known

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Look up Condition
Vagina – other disease of / type not known Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Valvular heart disease:
  • Aortic valve disease
Valvular Heart disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Congenital malformation of the heart - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Varicose veins Venous disorders
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD) / Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) Organic Brain Disorders
Vascular dementia
Vasculitis:
  • Behcet’s disease
NHS Choices
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Temporal arteritis (Headache)
Temporal Arteritis
  • Vasculitis - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Venous Disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Phlebitis
Venous Disorders
  • Peripheral venous disease - Other / type not known e.g.:
    • Phlebitis
    • Post thrombotic syndrome
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Superficial thrombophlebitis
      • Varicose veins
      • Venous ulcer
Venous insufficiency - chronic
Venous ulcer
Ventriculoseptal defect (VSD) NHS Choices
Vertigo Hearing Impairment in Adults
Vibration induced white finger Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
Viral diseases:
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS / Symptomatic HIV) / Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
HIV / AIDS
  • Viral disease (excluding Hepatitis & Poliomyelitis) - Other / type not known
Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Viral Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B & D infection
Viral Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C infection
  • Hepatitis (Chronic) - other / type not known
Visual disorders
Cataract Vision
Diseases of conjunctiva, cornea, eyelids and lacrimal apparatus:
  • Corneal ulceration
Vision
  • Entropion
  • Herpes zoster - ophthalmic
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Ptosis
  • Scleritis
  • Conjunctiva, cornea, eyelids and lacrimal apparatus - Other diseases of / type not known
Diseases of the retina and optic nerve:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
Vision
  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Optic atrophy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Retinal artery occlusion
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy - Other / type not known
  • Retina and optic nerve - Other diseases of / type not known
Disorders of eye movement:  
  • Nystagmus
Vision
  • Strabismus (Squint)
  • Eye movement - Other disorders of / type not known
Eyes - Injuries to
Glaucoma
Refractive errors:
  • Astigmatism
Vision
  • Hypermetropia (long-sighted)
  • Myopia (short-sighted)
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive errors - Other / type not known
Uveitis:
  • Anterior Uveitis (iritis)
Vision
  • Posterior (choroiditis)
  • Chorioretinal disorders - Other / type not known
Visual field defects:
  • Amblyopia
Vision
  • Cortical blindness
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Hemianopia
  • Quadrantanopia
  • Scotoma
  • Tunnel vision
  • Visual field defects - Other / type not known
Vitreous disease:
  • Posterior vitreous detachment
Vision
  • Vitreous haemorrhage
  • Vitreous disease - Other / type not known
Vision - Other diseases affecting / type not known
Volkmann’s ischaemia (Compartment syndrome) Compartment Syndrome
Von Willebrand’s disease Bleeding Disorders
VSD Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Vulva – other disease of / type not known

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Look up Condition
Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome Alcohol related disorders
Whiplash injury DHB Chapter 8
Wilson’s disease Decision Makers are advised to discuss with the Departments Medical Services provider if necessary
Wrist / Hand disorder – Other / type not known Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD)
Writer’s cramp Dystonia

Amended May 2009