Professional stories

Lesley’s story – Lesley Hoare is clinical lead physiotherapist for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s physical disability physiotherapy service. Lesley and her team worked with around 50 people with long term neurological conditions who were offered personal health budgets for community exercise programmes to improve mobility and wellbeing.

Mel’s Story – Mel Kershaw was Healthcare Manager for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Fast-Track team to NHS Continuing Healthcare. Mel and her colleagues worked with six clients who were approaching the end of their life, and their families. A personal health budget was used to provide live-in care and relief to care during these client’s last week’s having first established their eligibility for Continuing Healthcare Funding.

Holly’s story – Holly Squires is a manager for NHS Continuing Healthcare at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. She and her team of 15 work with 60 adults with high level care needs who, when offered, chose to have a personal health budget.