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Prosthetic Eye Individual Funding Request

​A prosthetic eye Individual Funding Request (IFR) is an application to fund a treatment that the NHS usually wouldn't pay for. It is made by a clinician on behalf of a patient and is considered by NHS England.

To be eligible for a prosthetic eye IFR, you must have a clinical need for the treatment that is not met by any other NHS-funded treatment. The treatment must also be clinically effective and must be cost-effective compared to other NHS-funded treatments.

The IFR process is complex, and there is no guarantee that an application will be successful, but at John Pacey Lowrie LTD we always support our clients' IFR. However, it can be a lifeline for patients who need access to treatments that are not otherwise available on the NHS.

Some of the things to consider when making an IFR:

  • The treatment must be clinically necessary and not available through other NHS channels.

  • The treatment must be clinically effective.

  • The treatment must be cost-effective.

  • The patient must be able to provide evidence to support their request.

If you are considering making an IFR, you should speak to your ophthalmologist first before contacting John Pacey Lowrie LTD. Your ophthalmologist will be able to advise you on whether or not an IFR is the right option for you.

Click here to read more on IFRs and be sure to speak to your clinician if you believe you are eligible.

​Prosthetic Eye Individual Funding Request
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