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In Control releases information on two new health programmes

In Control has made available information on two new health programmes. The Partners in Health Leadership Programme and the In Control Health Programme have been designed to help CCGs and other commissioning organisations to successfully implement personal health budgets.

In December 2012, Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care Services, set out he Government's intention to allow people to control the spending of funding allocated to them for health.  The announcement followed the positive results of a pilot project, which has shown that with a personal health budget, people's quality of life can improve and visits to hospital can decrease.

National charity, In Control, pioneered the concept of personal budgets in social care and is the main strategic partner to the Department of Health Personal Health Budgets programme.

Last Updated : 29 May 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.