Advice about NHS strikes - Find out what to do during the NHS industrial action from NHS England

Funding requests

Make an Individual funding request (IFR), or apply for NHS continuing healthcare.

  • Continuing healthcare

    Some people aged over 18 with long-term complex health needs qualify for free social care, arranged and paid for by the NHS. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare.

  • Individual funding requests (IFR)

    An individual funding request (IFR) is an application to fund a treatment which the NHS usually wouldn't pay for.

  • IVF treatment

    Find out the eligibility criteria for IVF treatment or how to make a request for special funding.


The NHS App gives you 24/7 access to a range of NHS services in one place, including ordering repeat prescriptions and viewing your health record.