Medical Treatments: Finance

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria are by which NHS area teams assess Individual Funding Request (IFR) applications; whether there is a maximum threshold for the price of a medicine for which an IFR can be submitted; and whether different criteria are applied according to price.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England has advised that individual funding requests are considered by its area teams in line with the Interim Standard Operating Procedures for the Management of Individual Funding Requests, which is available at:

www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cp-04.pdf

The conditions and criteria which are used for decision making are set out in the interim Commissioning Policy for Individual Funding Requests which is available at:

www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cp-03.pdf

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