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Personal Health Budgets

JPG1

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Jul 16, 2008
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"Thousands of people around the country could soon have the freedom to design their own NHS care as Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb announced the roll out of personal health budgets today.

A personal health budget is an amount of money given to someone, to help them design a package of care and support from clinicians and others. This means they have more control over the nature of the treatment provided, instead of simply getting care set out by the NHS.

The Government has been piloting personal health budgets at 20 in-depth sites for the last three years and an evaluation report published today has found that the quality of life for people with them has improved, with some even seeing a drop in their attendance at hospital.

The independent assessment of personal health budgets found that:
■People’s quality of life had improved;
■If half of the people eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare chose to take the offer of a budget, this could mean a potential saving of around £90 million;
■The amount of times people had to attend hospital decreased overall."

More here:
http://cno.dh.gov.uk/2012/11/30/thousands-of-people-around-the-country-could-soon-have-the-freedom-to-design-their-own-nhs-care-as-care-and-support-minister-norman-lamb-announced-the-roll-out-of-personal-health-budgets-today-a-pe/

NB. This is about 'personal health budgets' and the NHS - not the same thing as Direct Payments for SS/LA care.
 

nmintueo

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Jun 28, 2011
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Personal health budgets to be rolled out
http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/11/phb/

30 November, 2012
The roll out of personal health budgets has been announced today by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb.

A personal health budget is an amount of money given to someone, to help them design a package of care support from clinicians and others, giving them more control over the nature of the treatment provided.

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