These funding requests should be made by the responsible specialists, not general practitioners.We are aware however that secondary care is frequently either unaware of this and/or repeatedly flouts the appropriate process.
The advice of the LMC is that it should resist all requests to complete these forms and ensure that the consultant responsible for the patient makes the application.
Please click here for a copy of the IFR treatment request form, and see below for a message from Sahida Bawhab, the LCN Support Officer for Birmingham CrossCity CCG.
Dr. Robert Morley
Birmingham Local Medical Committee
Message from Sahida Bawhab, the LCN Support Officer for Birmingham CrossCity CCG
Please find here the form which needs to be completed for IFR (Individual Funding Request). The form has details of the generic email id for Birmingham CrossCity CCG (firstname.lastname@example.org)- to which the completed form should be sent to.
The application ideally would need to be submitted by the specialist (preferably from the referring consultant). If it is a request that the GP needs to be submit and the patient has not been assessed within a specialist setting, theGP can provide as much information as possible in the form and submit to the IFR team., furthermore the IFR team may request additional information from the consultant where the patient will be treated.
Mark DasGupta, Head of Medicine Management & Dr Olav Van Loon (GP at The Hawthorns Surgery) both represent B’ham Cross City CCG on the panel.
Harinder Chatha (copied in – email@example.com ) , is the contact for Birmingham CrossCity CCG practices on IFR; Harinder will be happy to answer any queries you might have on this and guide you through the process.
LCN Support Officer
Birmingham CrossCity CCG, 1st Floor - Left Wing, Bartholomew House
142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9PA
Tel: 0121 255 0578.
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