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More than 50,000 people have taken charge of their own care after being handed control of how their NHS funding is spent. Personal Health Budgets can be used to purchase personalised wheelchairs, assistance dogs and respite care to manage complex health problems, as well as tech devices that can control curtains, lighting, heating and door […]
To enable the continued expansion of personalised approaches to care, NHS England has today (10 February) commenced a process on behalf of and with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to ensure that IT solutions supporting personal health budgets and Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) are high quality and represent value for money. As part of the first […]
Since September 2015 the national Personal Health Budgets Delivery Team has been running a support programme for professionals working in clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). The programme is aimed at helping CCGs to plan and provide personal health budgets locally, in order to meet national ambitions for expansion and to ensure more people benefit from greater […]
Starting this month and taking place throughout autumn/winter 2016, the national Personal Health Budgets Delivery Team are offering a series of half day courses, Personal Health Budgets Essentials, aimed at health and social care professionals and covering the fundamentals of personal health budgets. There are national ambitions to support more people to benefit from greater […]
In May 2016, NHS England announced it would be developing a personal health budgets model for the provision of wheelchairs. The intention is to introduce personal wheelchair budgets from April 2017, to cover everyone who accesses the current wheelchair voucher scheme, which includes those with both low level and complex wheelchair requirements. We want to […]
NHS England’s Personal Health Budget Team and the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme are currently welcoming applications from patients, carers and families to join their Peer Leadership Academy for 2016/17. Run in conjunction with Peoplehub, the academy will provide an opportunity for people who have experience of social care personal budgets, personal health budgets, or joint […]
NHS England today sets out action to help people manage their own health by giving them more choice and control about the personal care they receive. Three key schemes will be announced at the NHS England Personal Health Budget conference: Personal Health Budgets will replace the current wheelchair voucher scheme as part of efforts to […]
Over the past eighteen months the Personal Health Budget Delivery Team at NHS England has been working with voluntary and community sector projects across the country, to explore best practice for partnership working in the ‘Gearing Up’ programme. The voluntary sector play an important role in the effective delivery of personal health budgets – from […]
Earlier this week HSJ announced the 50 foremost patient and citizen leaders in healthcare at the Patient Safety Congress in Birmingham. The inaugural patient leaders awards recognise the role that patients and citizens play in driving improvements in healthcare by shaping national policy, influencing the NHS nationally and making waves through being involved in their […]
On 9 July the NHS England Personal Health Budget Delivery Team will be hosting a discussion on Twitter to discuss the further rollout of personal health budgets, and the support that clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) need to deliver this well. All CCGs need to be able to offer personal health budgets to adults eligible for […]