Governance Policies

Clinical governance is a system through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.

Clinical governance is an umbrella term. It covers activities that help sustain and improve high standards of patient care.
Health care organisations now have a duty to the communities they serve for maintaining the quality and safety of care. Whatever structures, systems and processes an organisation puts in place, it must be able to show evidence that standards are upheld.

Consultant to Consultant Referral Policy

Consultants in secondary care can refer patients to another colleague, either within the same speciality or in another speciality, within the same provider or between providers. For more details please click the link.

Defining the Boundaries between NHS and Private Care  

This policy defines the boundaries between privately funded and entitlement to NHS funding for patients under a range of circumstances. For more details please click here.

Individual Funding Request (IFR)

How do CCG's deal with requests to fund healthcare for an individual who falls outside the range of services and treatment that the CCG agrees to fund? For more details please click here.

For information and guidance or details on how to apply please see the links below:

IFR Policy     IFR Terms of Reference  IFR Form    IFR Form Guidance for Clinicians   IFR Standard Operating Procedures

Experimental and Unproven Treatment

Derby and Derbyshire CCG has deemed that treatments which are judged to be experimental or not of proven effectiveness, unless funded in the context of good quality studies will not be routinely funded.

For more information please see the Experimental and Unproven Treatment Policy.  This policy should  be used in conjunction with the Individual Funding Request Policy to assess Treatment Request Forms.

COVID-19 Interim IFR Policy and Interim IFR Terms of Reference (ToR)

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic the interim IFR Policy and ToR have been devised to ensure continuity of IFR panel during these extraordinary times. The increased pressures that are currently being experienced by the CCG and providers has necessitated the need to temporarily modify existing arrangements for the running of IFR panel and the work-up behind each IFR panel meeting.


Derby and Derbyshire CCG

Derby and Derbyshire CCG

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