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 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 about Individual Funding Requests, including the Definition of Exceptionality and how to make an application, please visit the website.
Contact the IFR team
- Write to: IFR Team, Second Floor, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ
- Telephone: 01827 306123 / 306124 / 306129 / 306130