The North West London Individual Funding Service manages Individual Funding Requests (IFR) and Planned Procedure with a limited Threshold (PPwT) on behalf of the eight North West London CCGs (Central London, West London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Ealing, Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs).
Planned Procedures with a Threshold
Planned Procedures with a Threshold (PPwT) is part of the North West London CCG’s commissioning portfolio where a clinician makes a decision whether a patient meets the evidence-based thresholds for treatment defined in the PPwT policy.
There are 47 procedures covered under PPwT policy and a list of procedures can be found here (this link will take you to the publications section on Hounslow CCG's website). These policies cover Central London, West London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Ealing, Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs.
The access for treatment is either through a clinical authorisation route (PPwT form), or if the procedure or drug is not routinely funded through completion of an Individual Funding Request (IFR) form (this link will take you to the publications section on Hounslow CCG's website).
Individual Funding Request
An Individual Funding Request (IFR) is for a patient whose treatment falls under the ‘not normally funded’ category and needs to be considered on an individual patient basis.
Who can apply for an Individual Funding Request?
This is a clinician lead application, where by the patient clinician or GP is entitled to make an Individual Funding request to the IFR Team by submitting a completed IFR application form along with supporting clinical evidence, for consideration by the NWL IFR Panel.
The IFR team can be contacted for general queries only; patients are advised to contact their GP or hospital clinical team if they require information regarding their IFR case.
For more information regarding IFR policies or process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or NHS staff or clinicians 020 3550 4123, public and patients 020 3350 4242.
Further information is available in the patient information leaflet here