New guidance on “the right to have” a Personal Health BudgetPosted on: September 5, 2014
On 4th September 2014 NHS England published the document;
Guidance on the “right to have” a Personal Health Budget in Adult NHS Continuing Healthcare and Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.
The aim of this guidance document is to assist Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other relevant bodies who commission NHS services and support, for example NHS England, to meet their duty to ensure people eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) and Continuing Care for Children (CC) benefit from the “right to have” a personal health budget from 1st October 2014 as announced by Government in October 2013 and provided for in the National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014.
This document also includes links to the personal health budgets toolkit.
This toolkit includes detailed practical information and good practice advice on successfully implementing personal health budgets.