The following table sets out the number of Individual Funding Requests (IFRs) considered and approved in the last five years.
|Decisions made at IFR Screening Group||1,493||953||633||345||3,424|
|Decisions made at IFR Panel||428||402||300||80||1,210|
*based on the period from April to November 2016
It should be noted that all IFRs considered at the IFR panel will have previously been considered at a screening panel.
The cost of procedures approved through the IFR process is not routinely collected nationally.