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The latest NHS England Bulletin for CCGs includes an invitation to chief officers to sign up to a new development programme to support CCGs in widening their local offer of personal health budgets beyond NHS Continuing Healthcare. More information about the Moving Forward with Personal Health Budgets CCG Development Programme can be found on the […]
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 […]
High-need individuals to be offered ability to control their own blended NHS and community care, in partnership with voluntary sector. The NHS will offer local councils across England a radical new option in which individuals could control their combined health and social care support, Simon Stevens CEO of NHS England will announce today. Speaking at […]
People with complex health care needs from today (April 1st) have the ‘right to ask’ for a personal health budget. The scheme is being rolled out across the country after the budgets were trialled in a national pilot programme between 2009 and 2012 at sites all over the country. They give people more independence over […]
Seven new sites have been set up to look at rolling out personal health budgets to people who use mental health services. Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Positive Opportunities for Wellbeing CIC Dorset CCG South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Addictions Clinical Academic Group Stockport CCG and Stockport Local Authority Southwark CCG and Southwark […]
One way of managing a personal health budget is a direct payment for healthcare, where money is given directly to an individual for the management of their NHS care. They are currently only lawful within pilot sites. The Government’s intention is to roll out personal health budgets more widely, including extending the use of direct payments, by updating the regulations […]
Personal health budgets will be rolled out across the country. Minister of State for Care Services Norman Lamb made the announcement on 30 November 2012, following the end of the pilot programme, and the publication of an independent evaluation report. Personal health budgets have been piloted in the NHS for the last three years. The […]