The NHS Confederation has published a new report on what mental
health service users and carers think about personal health
The report completes a series of studies into what key groups
think about personal health budgets. It outlines the
frustration that people feel with the level of involvement that
mental health services currently offer but shows that their
opinions of personal health budgets are mixed. There is scepticism
over how this national policy can effectively change the current
culture of provision on the ground.
With the evaluation of personal health budgets due to be
published in October 2012, the report gives recommendations for how
Government and local NHS organisations should proceed.
To download the publication visit the NHS Confederation
To listen to a Radio 4 broadcast on this report, visit the BBC
For more information on our pioneering work on personal health
budgets visit our 'Staying in Control'
webpages. Examples of how personal health budgets have had a
positive impact on people's lives can also be found on these
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