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Personal Health Budgets


A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs, the application of which is planned and agreed between the person, their representative or, in the case of children, their families and the CCG. It is not new money but it is money that would normally have been spent by the NHS on the person’s care, used more flexibly to meet their identified needs.
Having a personal health budget 
  • Radically changes the relationship between the health professional and patient to a much more equal one 
  • Delivers integration at individual level and higher quality care 
  • Works well for people with complex needs – e.g. those at high risk of hospital admission 
  • Enables a wider range of possible solutions than traditionally commissioned services
  • Promotes self-management and reduces reliance on NHS services
 
 
Children and Young people with an Education Health and Care Plan who frequently use health services may utilise a personal health care budget offer, enabling them to have greater choice, flexibility and control over the health care and support they receive.

More information on the Tameside and Glossop local offer for personal budgets can be found here:

Education


More information on money matters can be found here:
Personal Budgets
 
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