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Some of the people who rely most on NHS services today get the right to have their care delivered through a personal health budget.
It marks an important landmark in NHS England’s vow to get serious about the personalisation of care for people living with long term, disabling or life limiting health conditions.
It will allow around 60,000 adults eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, and children who receive continuing care, the option of directing how their health budget is best used to meet their own personal health outcomes.
- For more on this read a blog by Giles Wilmore, Director for Patient & Public Voice & Information, who welcomes this new opportunity to put ‘patients in control’ as the NHS makes a further commitment to person-centred care.