NHS England has just published the latest 'Personal health
budgets 'Update' Summer 2013.
This edition includes the latest updates on what is happening in
the field of personal health budgets in the NHS including:
Personal health budgets are coming your
After a successful pilot programme, personal budgets are being
introduced in the NHS across England. Starting first in NHS
Continuing Healthcare, by April 2014 those eligible will have the
right to ask for a personal health budget including a direct
payment, including those with a child receiving NHS continuing
Free support programme for the NHS:
To help NHS services across England implement personal health
budgets, NHS England is offering Clinical Commissioning Groups
(CCGs) a support programme that builds on best practice and other
information gained during the pilot and includes training
programmes, self-assessment tools and all the latest guidance.
Promotion of the results of the latest National Personal
Budget Survey by In Control and Lancaster University.
And a summary of the new direct payment powers for the
NHS with the National Health Service (Direct Payments) Regulations
2013 coming into force.
This edition also includes a round up of what resources are
available on the NHS' Personal Health Budgets website and what's
new in the personal health budgets toolkit.
You can view the
PDF of the newsletter online.
You can also read all the latest news about personal health
budgets from the NHS by visiting http://www.personalhealthbudgets.england.nhs.uk