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Individual Funding Requests (IFR)

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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 (Cannock Chase, Stafford and Surrounds, East Staffordshire and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula) 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 Staffordshire Place 2 in Stafford, 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 about Individual Funding Requests:

Definition of Exceptionality

Making an application

  document IFR Policy (16.24 MB)

Contact the IFR team

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Individual Funding Request Department,

CCG Headquarters, First Floor,

Staffordshire Place 2,

Stafford, ST16 2LP


  • 07540 668539 / 07395 851582