What if my clinician has requested a treatment that is not a drug, such as specialised radiotherapy?

Only funding for cancer drugs is available via the CDF. If your clinician recommends a treatment that is not a drug, such as a specialised radiotherapy (proton beam therapy, selective internal radiotherapy or stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy) the process is slightly different. Your clinician will need to submit an Individual Funding Request (IFR) to your regional NHS Commissioning Board (CB). Further information and guidance for submitting requests via this route is available on the NHS England website.