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Individual Funding Requests (IFR)

There may be individual cases where a patient’s needs cannot be met through the existing care pathways and therapies. To address this the four South Staffordshire CCGs (East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula, Cannock Chase and Stafford and Surrounds) have a system in place, making sure there is no outright ban on interventions or treatments.

To do this the four CCGs use the Individual Funding Request (IFR) team, based at Merlin House in Tamworth, to conduct IFR case reviews. The decision about funding for any case is sensitive to the individual circumstances, and depends on the presence of exceptionality. The decision is not made lightly, and it is governed by a strict process and policy. For more information please use the following links:

Contact the IFR Team  

Making an Application

Definition of Exceptionality

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Policy

South Staffordshire IVF Service Providers

South Staffordshire CCGs have selected six assisted conception centres, as they meet our standard specification and quality requirements. The CCGs therefore endorse all 6 of these centres. Patients can choose to go elsewhere, however these centres will need to agree to our access criteria and service charges before the referral will be accepted.

When choosing your assisted conception centre there are a number of factors you may wish to consider. Further information is provided on The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) website 

You can use the HFEA “Choose a Fertility Clinic” service to find the clinic that’s right for you. If you’re an NHS patient, use it to research the clinic you’ll be having treatment at. If you’re currently receiving, or have recently had treatment, they also want to hear your thoughts. 

It is important to understand you may be required to make frequent visits to your chosen centre, so it must be one to which you are prepared and able to travel. It should be convenient to reach from both your home and as appointments may be scheduled during working hours.

List of Preferred IVF Providers:

IVI Midland Fertility                  

Ventura Park Road, Tamworth, B78 3HL, 01827 311170


BMI The Priory Hospital, Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG, 0121 446 1501

Care fertility                                 

Birmingham 0121 455 9334, Northampton 01604 601 606, Nottingham 0115 852 8100

Manchester fertility               

Amelia House, 3 Oakwood Square, Cheadle Royal Business Park, Cheshire SK8 3FS, 0161 300 2730

Nurture fertility                   

Nottingham, 0115 896 1900, Burton on Trent 01283 246390

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire 

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2DX, 024 76 96 8879

For further advice and guidance contact Individual Funding Request Team:

2nd Floor, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ,

Tel: 01827 306124/123/168

Please click here to see Guide on Fertility Centres