The first workshop for PCT clusters and local authorities will
take place on 3 February 2012.
The workshop is part of a significant programme of work to
support the introduction of personal health budgets for continuing
healthcare patients in the North West.
The work has been commissioned by the North West Strategic
Health Authority to deliver a six month programme working with
primary care trust clusters and local authorities in the North
West. It is in response to the Government's announcement in October
that people receiving continuing healthcare services should have
the right to ask for a personal health budget by April 2014. This
announcement is reflected in the recently published NHS Operating
Framework that instructs NHS organisations to prepare for the roll
out of personal health budgets in continuing healthcare.
The programme will run in alongside the North West Transition
Alliance programme which is also being delivered by In Control
in support of Think Local, Act Personal.
Starting from January, In Control's specialist health
team will be running a series of workshops and specific project
work with sites.
Vidhya Alakeson who will be involved in the programme, said:
"This is an important piece of work that will inform the basis of
the roll out for personal health budgets and will draw on the
expertise that already exists in the region from areas that are
currently involved in the Department of Health personal health
budgets programme. Our aim is to help improve existing processes
and encourage areas that have no experience working with personal
health budgets to begin planning for roll out."
For further information on this programme, please email Julie