What is a Personal Health Budget?
A Personal Health Budget (PHB) is one approach to help meet the health and wellbeing needs of an individual.
PHBs enable patients with long-term conditions and disabilities to have greater choice and control over their healthcare and the support they receive. PHBs are built around a care plan and outcomes that are agreed with one or more health professionals.
How can a Personal Health Budget help?
Personal Health Budgets aim to give people greater choice, control and flexibility over their health and wellbeing needs by enabling them to work with a healthcare professional to identify the best treatment and services to meet their needs at a time and place that suits them. This can improve a person’s satisfaction, experience and outcomes.
Who can have a Personal Health Budget?
Since 1 October 2014 adults eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare and parents/carers of children and young people eligible for NHS Continuing Care have had the right to have a Personal Health Budget.
Extending the offer of Personal Health Budgets beyond NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Continuing Care
NHS Thanet CCG is committed to improving personalised care for patients. Over the next few years, we will be extending the offer of a personal health budget so more people can be included.
How do I get more information about a Personal Health Budget?
If you have any questions about personal health budgets visit the NHS website.
Alternatively, you can contact the CCG directly via email@example.com