NHS: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Individual Funding Request process.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There is not one single Individual Funding Request process that allows clinicians to request treatments that are not normally commissioned by the National Health Service to be made available to them if they are deemed clinically exceptional. NHS England has a process for this for specialised services and each clinical commissioning group will have their own process for more standard services. No central review is conducted into the adequacy of the performance of the Individual Funding Request processes.

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