Personal health budgets are required to be offered - as part of NHS funded care, as well by social care funded support with individual budgets.
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NHS Continuing Health Care
The process involved in NHS continuing healthcare assessments can be complex. An organisation called Beacon gives free independent advice on NHS continuing healthcare.
Telephone: Beacon free helpline 0345 548 0300
Personal Health Budgets
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Telephone: 0800 917 2222
Text phone: 0800 917 7777
Telephone: Call: 03000 683 000 between the hours of 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday
NHS, Delivering universal personalised care: Personalised health budgets was an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between them and their local CCG. A person will:
- Get an upfront indication of how much money they have available for healthcare and support.
- Have enough money in the budget to meet the health and wellbeing needs and outcomes agreed in the personalised care and support plan.
- Have the option to manage the money as a notional budget, a third-party budget, a direct payment, or a mix of these approaches.
- Be able to use the money to meet their outcomes in ways and at times that make sense to them, as agreed in their personalised care and support plan.
Personal health budgets offer is a requirement for CCG's within the NHS Oversight framework 2019/2020