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High Cost Drugs & IFR

High Cost Drugs & IFR

High Cost Drug Commissioning and Individual Funding Requests

High Cost Drugs

High cost drugs (HCDs) are drugs excluded from the National Tariff for which the CCG is the responsible commissioner. For high cost drugs that are routinely commissioned by the CCG, completion of an electronic form via Blueteq is the preferred method of request. Further information on local CCG routinely commissioned policies for high cost drugs can be found on the JPC & PAG, Prescribing Information, Bulletins and Guidance and Clinical Guidelines and Pathways pages.

For Trusts who are not currently operating Blueteq, please request a paper proforma by contacting Upon completion, paper proformas should be sent to the BLMK high cost drugs/commissioning team (via for processing.

If an HCD request is for an indication that is not routinely commissioned and it applies to a group of patients (rather than an individual), a business case should be submitted to the CCG for consideration. Please contact the high cost drugs/commissioning team via the contact details above.

High cost drugs are normally prescribed by Trust clinicians. For information on the arrangements for prescribing specialist drugs in primary care, please refer to our Guidance for GPs on the prescribing of specialist/high cost drugs.



Where a particular patient does not meet routine commissioning criteria for a high cost drug and the Trust specialist/consultant believes there is an exceptional clinical circumstance, an individual funding request can be submitted to the CCG for consideration.  Please contact the IFR team via for an application form and information on the application process. Further information on Individual Funding Requests may be found here.

For information on non-drug related requests, please click here to access the BLMK CCG Evidence Based Intervention Policies Website.


For queries or requests relating to insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, or other diabetes technologies, please contact  Paper proformas are available via this email address on request.


The BLMK Specialist Drugs list for Hospital initiation/GP prescribing is here

If the papers you require are not here, please contact the Medicines Management Team: or 01525 624 375

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