Your clinician can ask NHS Kernow to fund a treatment if they consider there to be an exceptional clinical need.
The clinician needs to provide evidence that a person is significantly different to the general population of people with the condition in question and is likely to gain significantly more benefit from the intervention than might be normally expected for those others.
Requests for funding are considered by the individual funding requests panel.
If there is new or additional evidence which the panel did not see, a case can be made for reconsideration.
If you believe that the panel did not follow the decision making process as outlined in the individual funding request policy (PDF, 521 KB). Any appeal must be made within 4 weeks of the panel decision. You should state why you feel the panel did not follow the process.
If you are unhappy with the outcome make a complaint.
The panel need to have certain information to make a decision. We need to know your name and contact details so that we can write to you if necessary. We also need information about your health. This may include medication, test results and photographs.
Your information is shared with the individual funding requests team who arrange for it to be discussed by the panel. All staff working for the NHS have a duty to make sure that your information is kept safe and is only shared so that a funding decision can be made. Details of who is involved in seeing your personal information can be found in our individual funding request policy (PDF, 521 KB).
You have the right to access the record we hold. You also have the right to object to us making use of your information, restrict what information we use and to correct information if it is not accurate.