What is ’Clinical Exceptionality’?

‘Clinical Exceptionality’ is used by NHS funding panels to determine if patients can access a service not usually funded by the NHS.

This means that in order to make your IFR to the funding panel, your GP will have to set out why your individual clinical circumstances – any physical deterioration, the severity of your condition or the loss of support you have experienced – means treatment like an annual review is necessary and good use of NHS resources. For instance, an annual review may help you to maintain your physical health, prevent you from falling or enable you to carry out your usual daily activities.

‘Clinical Exceptionality’ is done to ensure providing you with treatment is a good use of NHS Resources.