News Archive

Archive of: May, 2013


  • SHCA Guide to NHS England Interim IFR Process

    In April 2013, NHS England published a suite of interim generic policies on cross-cutting issues for its direct commissioning activities, including policies on in-year service developments and the management of Individual Funding Requests (IFRs) for treatments.

    The Alliance has produced a short guide based on the interim IFR policy and the associated Standard Operating Procedures in consultation with NHS England. The document covers NHS England’s intended approach to managing and processing treatment requests.

    NHS England’s generic policies took immediate effect in April on an interim basis, with a swift review promised in due course.