Individual Funding Requests

Individual Funding Requests

An Individual Funding Request (IFR) is an application to fund healthcare which is not usually given by the NHS. These requests are considered by an IFR Panel which considers evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness, as well as equity for the whole population.

Applications for IFR funding must be made by a patient’s NHS doctor or care worker via the South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit IFR Team email Bucks.IFRrequests@nhs.net. Further information can be found here.

(Please note that there are a number of specialised services and treatments that are commissioned separately by NHS England which has its own IFR route.)