Every event, every penny, and every pound helps towards making a difference to the lives of patients living with NMO.

NMO Charitable Funds
Walton Centre: 4911
John Radcliffe: 2131

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Rituximab Funding

Request for Rituximab Funding

Rituximab can be beneficial in NMO. Its use is generally as a second line agent in preventing relapses.

If the patient has a definite diagnosis of NMO, and they have failed first line treatment of an immunosuppressant such as azathioprine, mycophenolate or methotrexate ie they had a further relapse whilst on treatment.

If you think your patient needs Rituximab, please contact the NMO service, Walton Centre with the completed form.

Rituximab Funding request for NMO

NHS Specialised Commissioning Team through NMO service have provided additional funding for 12 patients.The patient may be eligible for one year funding of rituximab ie two cycles of treatment (OR 4 infusions).
Beyond this the treating Trusts need to obtain reimbursement from the local commissioning hub of NHS England (not from the Walton Centre).