To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Individual Funding Requests (IFRs) have been considered by (a) the IFR Screening Group and (b) the IFR Panel in each of the last five years; how many of those IFRs have been approved; and what the total cost of those procedures was.
6 March 2017
The following table sets out the number of Individual Funding Requests (IFRs) considered and approved in the last five years.
Decisions made at IFR Screening Group
Decisions made at IFR Panel
*based on the period from April to November 2016
It should be noted that all IFRs considered at the IFR panel will have previously been considered at a screening panel.
The cost of procedures approved through the IFR process is not routinely collected nationally.