Personal health budgets
This website provides information and news about the Department of Health's personal health budgets policy being rolled out nationally in the NHS; and is home to a learning network for NHS and social care professionals involved in personal health budgets. 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.
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Latest Personal health budgets news
- Third sector organisations selected for NHS personal health budgets programme
Twenty eight voluntary and community sector organisations have been selected to take part in an NHS England programme to help them 'gear up' for personal health budgets.
- BMJ blogs: what will personal health budgets offer the NHS?
Vidhya Alakeson, mental health lead in the NHS England Personal Health Budget Team, writes about the new opportunities and challenges for the NHS.
- It could be you! Read latest blog from carer, Colin Royle
As a guest blogger for NHS England, Colin gives a moving account of life on the frontline of managing a personal health budget.
- Direct payments for healthcare - NHS England guidance published
Guidance has been published by NHS England which is aimed at helping NHS commissioners to understand and implement the direct payments for healthcare regulations.
- Katie & Karen's story
Katie MacKenzie, aged 26 and from Hull, has Rett Syndrome and is dependent on others for all daily living.
- Thomas & David's story
Thomas Johnston, from Worcestershire, has profound and multiple learning disabilities.
- Shaheena's story
Ishtiaq Hussain, aged 59, from Manchester, suffered cerebral damage from a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage, nine years ago.
- David & Martin's Story
David Jones, aged 34, has cerebral palsy with severe developmental delay and epilepsy.