Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) receives money from the Government to pay for healthcare for everyone registered with a GP in our area. The CCG’s job is to get best value for this money by spending it wisely on your behalf.
Demand for healthcare is growing, but there is only a set amount of money available to spend, so difficult decisions may have to be made.
The priority is paying for those medicines and treatments that are proven to work well can demonstrate they improve people’s health and offer good value for money. As a result there are some treatments we do not normally pay for.
The leaflet Individual Funding Requests – information for patients explains how your doctor or specialist can ask, on your behalf, for a treatment that we would not normally fund.
This process is managed on behalf of Kent and Medway CCGs by the NEL Commissioning Support Unit.
For more information, please contact:
NEL CSU—IFR Team
Medway Wharf Road
- Individual Funding Requests Information for Patients
- Quick start guide to Individual Funding Requests
- IFR Policy and Procedures
- Referral and Treatment Criteria (RaTC) – December 2017
- Assisted reproductive therapies (ART) (IVF) – March 2016
European cross-border healthcare
There are two funding routes that patients may be able to access when applying for cross border healthcare; the ‘S2’ (formerly ‘E112’) route and the ‘EU Directive’ route. NHS England is responsible for administering both. For more information, visit NHS Choices.
For enquiries on local entitlement:
Individual Funding Request Team
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
Medway Wharf Road
Tel: 01732 375214 / 375256
Please see the Kent and Medway Referral and Treatment Criteria for entitlement to common treatments.
The IFR Team is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and confidentiality is strictly maintained.