The Arden Cluster, which consists of Primary Care Trusts NHS Warwickshire and NHS Coventry, has issued a statement after a patient suffering with cancer has been denied treatment because it costs £50,000.
I understand that this is a difficult time for Mr Ashby. Whilst I am unable to comment on an individual patient, we have a clear process in place for treatments that are not routinely commissioned to be considered as an Individual Funding Request (IFR).
An IFR is a process that involves a panel of clinicians that look in detail at a patient's case and whether the circumstances are exceptional such that funding should be provided for the particular treatment.
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