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Guide to Personal Health Budgets - 2018

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As we enter the NHS’ 70th year, personal health budgets represent an important route towards creating a more personalised and responsive NHS, enabling people to make new choices, take control and share responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) are ideally placed to support the NHS to introduce and offer new kinds of support which can be chosen with a personal health budget.

This newly published report from Shared Lives Plus in partnership with NHS England, demonstrates how VCSE organisations are driving innovation and supporting personal health budget expansion across the country, working in partnership with statutory services to provide a range of advice, support and care services, which fit around the lives of the people and community they are designed to support.

Health commissioners, professionals and VCSE organisations are in a unique position to enable many more people to use personal health budgets, commissioning and offering new kinds of support to choose and purchase.

With close to 18,000 people now in receipt of personal health budgets, and this number on the increase, this report provides a timely set of recommendations for both VCSE organisations and NHS leaders, to help ensure that more people can benefit from comprehensive, joined up and more personalised NHS care, this year and in the years to come. 

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