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 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 pdf process (412 KB) and pdf policy (443 KB) .
Contact the IFR Team
The IFR Team can be contacted via any of the following methods:
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