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Personal Health Budget

On 30th November 2012, the Minister of State for Care Services, Norman Lamb announced the national roll out of personal health budgets. This followed a 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. The final independent evaluation report, “Evaluation of the personal health budget pilot programme", found that personal health budgets can help to improve people’s quality of life.

Following this recommendation, the government confirmed its intention that, as of April 2014, individuals eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) will have the right to request a personal health budget. The ‘right to request’ becomes a right to have a personal health budget from October 2014.

NHS Telford & Wrekin CCG recognises the right of everyone over the age of 18 who is eligible for NHS CHC, and every child assessed as meeting the criteria for Children and young people’s Continuing Care are able to ask for a personal health budget from April 2014, including, where appropriate a direct payment for healthcare. The CCG will publish more local information on this web page as it becomes available. Should you wish to discuss the local plan and how you can be considered for a personal health budget then please either email or call the complex care team on 01952 580349 where a member of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please keep checking this Telford & Wrekin CCG (NHS) webpage, as the CCG are working on adding more information and advice regarding Personal Health Budgets (PHB) in the near future.

Contact details:

For further information or advice please contact the NHS Complex Care Team, Telford and Wrekin CCG on 01952 580349

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