Individual funding requests - A guide for patients and
What is an individual funding request?
An individual funding request can be made by your clinician (doctor or other health professional)
if they believe that a particular treatment or service that is not routinely offered by the NHS is
the best treatment for you, given your individual clinical circumstances.
Why are some treatments not routinely offered by the NHS?
The vast majority of treatments and services that patients need are offered routinely by the
NHS. There may be some cases however where a decision has been taken not to offer the
treatment to groups of patients with a particular clinical need. This may be because there is
limited evidence for how well the treatment works in those patients or because the treatment is
very expensive and doesn’t offer good value for money for the NHS. ....
...Who can make an individual funding request?
Your clinician will make the funding request on your behalf and will inform you of the outcome.
NHS England cannot accept individual funding requests directly from patients....