The North West London Individual Funding Service manages Individual Funding Requests (IFR) and Planned Procedure with a limited Threshold (PPwT) on behalf of the eight North West London CCGs (Central London, West London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Ealing, Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs).
Planned Procedure with a Threshold (PPwT) is part of the North West London CCG’s commissioning portfolio where a clinician makes a decision whether a patient meets the evidence-based thresholds for treatment defined in the PPwT policy.
There are 33 procedures covered under PPwT policy and a list of procedures can be found on the Hounslow CCG website. Examples include IVF, breast procedures, knee replacements and general cosmetic procedures. These policies cover Central London, West London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Ealing, Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs.
The access for treatment is either through a clinical authorisation route (PPwT form), or if the procedure or drug is not routinely funded through completion of an Individual Funding Request (IFR) form.
An Individual Funding Request (IFR) is for a patient whose treatment falls under the ‘not normally funded’ category and needs to be considered on an individual patient basis.
This is a clinician lead application, where by the patient clinician or GP is entitled to make an Individual Funding request to the IFR Team by submitting a completed IFR application form along with supporting clinical evidence, for consideration by the NWL IFR Panel.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Public and patients 020 3350 4242 or NHS staff and clinicians 020 3350 4123.