Does your CCG need some practical help and advice to support the
further roll-out of personal health budgets? The Government's
Mandate expects 50,000 -100,000 personal health budgets (PHBs) by
2020/21, as well as CCG responsibilities regarding the legal right
to have a personal health budget for people who are eligible for
NHS Continuing Healthcare and continuing care for children.
The Next Steps on the
Five Year Forward View published in March 2017 further promotes
supporting disabled people and people with complex health needs
through personal health budgets, with plans to reach in excess of
40,000 people by 2019.
In Control have been helping Commissioners within Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCGs) who are responsible for ensuring that
the governance (financial, safeguarding and clinical aspects) of
PHBs are proportionate and that all budgets are spent in
demonstrable ways of meeting the outcomes of the agreed personal
care and support plans. This has been both strategic and
individually. Julie Stansfield from In Control has worked with a
range of CCGs to devise an internal pathway policy for Personal
Health Budgets. This has included becoming a critical friend to the
PHB lead and operational group and supporting with the sticky
issues that occur as people are working their way through the
process for both children and adults. Julie has also played the
role of independent representative in circumstances of complexity,
complaint or multi-agency involvement.
If you want to hear more about this range of support you can contact Julie directly at:
firstname.lastname@example.org Or become part of In Control's Community Of Change.