Individual funding requests

An individual funding request can be made by your doctor or other health professional if they believe that a particular treatment or service that is not routinely offered by the NHS is the best treatment for you, given your individual clinical circumstances.

This information is for GPs and NHS staff

All Individual Funding Request (IFR) applications must clearly show that patient consent has been obtained.  If the IFR team cannot see that patient consent has been provided, they are unable to log the request and cannot review it against the relevant policies.

Please make sure you use the current IFR application form and PoLCE policy when making a request.  Any applications submitted on old forms or without evidence of patient consent will be returned and will not be actioned by the IFR team.

The PoLCV policy sets out treatments that are assessed to have limited clinical value and may require an IFR application or prior approval. As of the 1 November 2019 the PoLCV policy is replaced by the Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) Policy.

The EBI policy details 33 procedures that will require an IFR application and another 34 that have specific criteria that requires prior approval.

The IFR team can be contacted on 020 3688 1290 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) with any queries.

Page last updated 20 October 2020