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About personal health budgets
A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person's identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between the person and their local NHS team. Our vision for personal health budgets is to enable people with long term conditions and disabilities to have greater choice, flexibility and control over the health care and support they receive.
Minister of State for Care Services Norman Lamb announced the national roll out of personal health budgets on 30 November 2012. This follows the three year pilot programme in the NHS, which ended in October 2012, and the publication of an independent evaluation report, led by the University of Kent. People who are already receiving NHS Continuing Care will have a right to ask for a personal health budgets from April 2014. The new clinical commissioning groups will also be able to offer personal health budgets to others that they feel may benefit from the additional flexibility and control.
Everything you need to know about personal health budgets
People with a personal health budget and their stories
About the NHS pilot programme
Find out more about the NHS primary care trusts in the personal health budgets pilot, which ended on 31 October 2012.
Further reading for personal health budget holders
Personal health budgets: what we have learnt about how to make them happen
From the perspective of project managers and the peer network