Consultation on personal health budgets
The Department of Health and Social Care together with NHS England have launched a consultation which contains proposals to extend legal rights to personal health budgets and to combine personal health budgets with personal social care budgets.
There is also ongoing work across the country, looking into how personal health budgets and personal budgets in social care, can be aligned into a single, integrated, personal budget, wrapped around the individuals holistic health and social care needs. At the moment, only those with a specific right to personal health budgets are those in receipt of continuing healthcare. This consultation seeks your views on extending specific groups rights to an integrated personal budget, and also explores the potential to incorporate additional funding streams into that budget, if the individual so wishes.
The consultation closes on 8th June 2018 and can be accessed HERE.