FULLY BOOKED - Personal Health Budgets webinar - 14 March

Our free webinar on 14 March 2012 at 2pm to 2.45pm is now fully booked.

Presented by Vidhya Alakeson and Colin Royle

Space for this online event is limited and is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Reserve your seat here

This webinar will give participants an excellent overview of personal health budgets and will include:

•    What a personal health budget is
•    Its purpose
•    How it differs from a social care personal budget
•    The DH pilot programme and roll out in continuing healthcare
•    The basic steps in the implementation process
•    Examples of how personal health budgets are being used

During the session, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear firsthand the difference a personal health budget can make to someone's life. Colin Royle will talk about his father's experience of having a personal health budget. Malcolm was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of dementia in 2008 and in 2009 he received a personal health budget. Since receiving the budget Malcolm's medication has halved in the past year, he no longer requires support from a consultant or care manager and he has been able to stay in his own home.

After the session there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

About Vidhya Alakeson
Vidhya Alakeson is the Director of Research and Strategy at the Resolution Foundation, an independent policy and research organisation. Vidhya also works part time as a consultant focusing on a range of policy and implementation projects related to mental health, personalisation in public services and personal health budgets. She currently co-leads for In Control the national learning set for personal health budgets for mental health supported by the Department of Health and the NHS Confederation. She writes and presents regularly on personalisation and personal health budgets.

Vidhya returned to the UK in 2010 having worked for three and a half years at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC working on behavioural health. Prior to moving to the US, Vidhya worked for the UK government, following several years working in think tanks.

Vidhya was educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics and was a 2006/7 Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy.

How to register

Click here to register for a place.

Can't attend but want to find out more?
Please email or visit our health pages to find out more about our personal health budgets work.

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System requirements
All you need is a PC with internet access and either speakers and a microphone, or a phone (there is the facility to connect to audio either through your computer (VOIP) or via your phone.

PC-based attendees:
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 server
Macintosh-based attendees:
Required: Mac OS x 10.5 or newer

Information on how to take part in our webinars can be found here

Last Updated : 16 April 2012. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.