Clinical Services

Individual Funding Requests

Our IFR team processes clinical applications for funding for an individual patient for a treatment or clinical intervention that falls outside existing contracts and commissioning arrangements. 


  • Active case management - including monitoring turnaround times, reviewing complex cases, timely management to ensure CCG performance standards met
  • Continuous improvement using ‘LEAN’ principles 
  • A clinically based triage process - all clinical applications reviewed by public health consultant or pharmacists
  • Consistent application of criteria and/or policies
  • Effective data collection to support decision-making
  • Panel member training
  • Clear and transparent process for appealing IFR decisions or making complaints
  • Ensuring compliance with new policies and procedures.
  • Access to expert advice with a dedicated coordinator and senior team member

If you would like further information, please contact our Business Development team.