A to Z of Individual Funding Requests (IFR’s)

The NHS has a duty to spend the money it receives from the Government in a fair way, taking into account the health needs of the whole community. The Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) job is to get best value for this money by spending it wisely on public behalf, as demand for healthcare is growing. There is only a set amount of money available to spend and the CCG sometimes has to make difficult decisions regarding which treatments are routinely provided.

For further information on IFR please click here

or

download our IFR Patient Information Leaflet here

Health Professional access to individual policies / application forms below:

*Please remember to complete and send in the relevant application form to the IFR Team before referring on to secondary care*

Some conditions / interventions have their own application form. For those that don’t please use the forms directly below.

  • The Prior Approval application form for interventions / conditions not listed below can be downloaded here
  • The Exceptional Funding application form can be downloaded here
  • The Weight Management application can be downloaded here

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Abdominoplasty (STP) – FROM 01 APRIL 2017

  • Date
  • 17th Mar 2017

Exceptional Funding Required

Adenoidectomy (STP) – FROM 03 AUGUST 2017

  • Date
  • 3rd Jul 2017

Criteria Based Access

Aesthetic Surgery (STP) – FROM 01 APRIL 2017

  • Date
  • 17th Mar 2017

Exceptional Funding Required

Autologous Cartilage Transplantation

  • Date
  • 31st Oct 2016

Criteria Based Access

Back Pain (Surgery)

  • Date

Criteria Based Access

Benign Skin Lesions

  • Date

See Plastic and Dermatological Procedures

Bevacizumab (STP) – FROM 04 MAY 2017

  • Date
  • 2nd May 2017

Criteria Based Access/Prior Approval

Blepharoplasty & Ptosis (STP) – FROM 01 APRIL 2017

  • Date
  • 17th Mar 2017

Prior Approval Required

Body Contouring (STP) – FROM 01 APRIL 2017

  • Date

Exceptional Funding Required

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

  • Date
  • 31st Oct 2016

Criteria Based Access

Botulinum Toxin Policy (STP) – FROM 01 APRIL 2017

  • Date
  • 17th Mar 2017

Criteria Based Access/Prior Approval/Exceptional Funding (please refer to specific indication)

Breast Policy – Cosmetic (STP)

  • Date
  • 3rd Dec 2018

Exceptional Funding Policy Start Date 2nd December 2018

Breast Reconstruction Post Breast Cancer & Risk Reduction Surgery Policy

  • Date
  • 31st Jan 2018

Exceptional Funding & Prior Approval

Breast Surgery – Cosmetic (STP)

  • Date
  • 23rd Jun 2015

Exceptional Funding Required Policy Start Date 2.12.18

Brow Lift

  • Date
  • 25th Oct 2017

Exceptional Funding

Bunions (STP) – FROM 01 APRIL 2017

  • Date
  • 23rd Mar 2017

Prior Approval Required

Caesareans

  • Date
  • 25th Oct 2017

Criteria Based Access

Cardiac Resynchronisation

  • Date
  • 2nd Nov 2016

Criteria Based Access

Carpal Tunnel (Banes only policy) – From 15 June 2018

  • Date
  • 20th Mar 2017

Criteria Based Access