An Individual Funding Request (IFR) is an application to fund healthcare which falls outside the range of services and treatments which are “routinely commissioned” because either their clinical and cost-effectiveness is marginal or NHS provision may be inappropriate (e.g. the benefits are purely cosmetic and not clinical).
Making an application
IFR applications must be submitted by the treating clinician. SWL CCG cannot accept IFR applications directly from patients, although patients can work with their clinician to have input into the process if their clinician believes they are eligible.
IFR applications must be submitted online on the IFR template provided on BlueTeq.
Contact the IFR Team
The IFR service will keep in contact with your clinician during the application process and let them know how the application is progressing and if there are any delays. You should therefore speak to your clinician in the first instance.
If you’ve spoken with your clinician but still need to contact the IFR service:
Telephone: 020 3668 1222