Greater Manchester Individual Funding Request (GM IFR) Service

The NHS belongs to us all. It exists to:
  • Improve our health and well-being
  • Support us to keep mentally and physically well
  • Help us get better when we are ill
  • When we cannot fully recover to stay as well as we can throughout our lifetime

To make sure that the NHS can provide the best care for the maximum number of people it is vital that every penny is spent wisely. This means only funding treatments that have been demonstrated to work and where there is also a high likelihood of benefit for as many people as possible and a low likelihood of harm. We always have to bear in mind that carrying out treatment that is not of great health benefit uses up resources that could be spent on really making a difference elsewhere.

Treatments and conditions funded by NHS England

There are a number of treatments and conditions which are funded directly by NHS England, which means that local commissioners in England are not responsible for funding the care for patients related to that particular treatment or condition. Further information regarding the treatments and conditions funded by NHS England can be found on their website.

Seeking Medical Treatment Abroad

The UK has left the EU and access to treatment in Europe has changed. Information regarding going abroad for medical treatment can be found here.