Individual Funding Requests (IFR)

An Individual Funding Request (IFR) is a request to fund a healthcare intervention that falls out of the range of services and treatments that the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has agreed to commission.

If your treating clinician thinks that you would benefit from an intervention that is not routinely funded by the CCG, they should submit an IFR for consideration. All IFRs are considered in a weekly panel meeting by experienced medical advisors and senior managers where exceptionality is considered in the context of the CCGs policies for a health care indication prior to a recommendation being made.

As well as a clinical letter, requests for some interventions require the completion of a questionnaire to ensure that the panel members have all the information that they require. Policies and Questionnaires can be found below:




Requests should be submitted to:

Allison Ball, Head of Individual Funding Requests (IFR)

Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

722 Prince of Wales Road



S9 4EU

Email :

If you have any queries about the IFR process or would like to enquire about your own funding request you can contact the IFR team on 0114 3051099.

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