This Section is designed for healthcare professionals and GP Practice staff.

For public information, please visit the Brighton and Hove CCG public home page.

Individual Funding Requests - Information For Clinicians

If a patient is assessed as not meeting the Low Priority Procedure criteria for a given procedure, a GP may request the procedure through an Individual Funding Request (IFR).  The GP or referring clinicians should:

  1. Apply via an IFR process ONLY when they believe that the patient has ‘exceptional’ or ‘rare’ clinical circumstances as defined within the policy of each LPP
  2. Manage the patient's expectations by reminding them that the outcome of an IFR is decided by a panel.  The panel will apply strict criteria on a case by case basis to ensure that approval is only given in exceptional cases.

If you need to discuss an Individual Funding Request, please contact the IFR Team

Call: 01273 238746
EmailBHCCG.IFR@nhs.net

Please see below for

  • Individual Funding Request Policy
  • Individual Funding Request Application Form

CCG policies on fertility can be found on the Fertility page

Information for Patients

If you are a patient looking for information on Individual Funding Requests or Prior Approval Procedures, you can find more information here.

Individual Funding Request Policy


The Individual Funding Request Policy is for use by clinicians and for sharing with patients and the public.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact the IFR team.

Individual Funding Request Application Form


The Individual Funding Request Application Form is for use by clinicians.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact the IFR team.