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Individual Funding Requests (previously called INNF requests)

Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group clinical polices take account of national guidance and evidence-based best practice.

Treatments which are identified on the Effective Clinical Commissioning Policies List as being of Low Priority (INNF) will not normally be funded by the CCG unless exceptionality has been established and agreed via the CCG Individual Funding Request (IFR) route – please submit a completed IFR application form to

In instances where Gloucestershire CCG has set clinical thresholds for treatment (CBA), these must be met in full in order for treatment to be funded by the Commissioners (but prior approval is not required). Where prior approval (PA) is indicated, prior approval must be obtained from the CCG. 


All Prior Approval Forms are available using the link at the side of this page or via G-Care

Other Useful forms and guides

Frequently Asked Questions – Effective Clinical Commissioning Policies List – February 2015

Exceptional Funding – IFR Application Form

Prior Approval Standard Operating Procedure March 2016

Criteria Based Assessment procedure  March 2016

Prior Approval process – GP guidance notes – Sept 2014

Gloucestershire Cataract Assessment Questionnaire – October 2014

Policy and appendicies

IFR Policy Sept 20

IFR Policy Appendix 1 IFR SOP Sept 20

IFR Policy Appendix 2 Appeals Procedure Sept 20

IFR Policy Appendix 3 Guidance on Service Developments Sept 20

IFR Policy Appendix 4 Guidance on Exceptionality Sept 20