Individual Funding Requests (IFR)

Folder 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


pdf CCG Clinicians Guide to IFR Nov 2016 Popular

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pdf CCG Patients guide to IFR Nov 2016 Popular

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document IFR Patient Statement Nov 2016 (2) Popular

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IFR-Patient-Statement_Nov_2016 (2).doc

document South IFR Form as July 2018 (3) Popular

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0. IFR Form South.pdf