NHS Referrals

Unlike the 1980s and '90s, when extra-contractual referrals to doctors or clinics in the private sector, could be initiated by a person's GP, the current situation with applications for funding of treatments, not currently available in the National Health Service, has to be approved by one's local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), following an Individual Funding Request (IFR).

The process and criteria is described on NHS England.

Unfortunately, the criteria used, often prevents people with serious health problems from having their treatment at independent medical clinics funded, even when they have been able to confirm that a method has been effective, where other options available in the NHS have repeatedly failed.

Under these circumstances, we regret are no longer in the position to accept referrals funded by the NHS.