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, including the Definition of Exceptionality and how to make an application, please visit the website.
Contact the IFR team
Individual Funding Request Department,
CCG Headquarters, First Floor,
Staffordshire Place 2,
Stafford, ST16 2LP
Barry Weaver (Senior Improvement IFR Manager): 01785 356944
Jackie Newman (IFR Support Officer): 01785 356944