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Personal Budgets - Health

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs the application of which is planned and agreed between the individual, their representative, or, in the case of the child, their families or carers and the local NHS Team.

It is not new money, but is money that would normally have been spent by the NHS on a person’s care being spent more flexibly to meet their identified needs. The use of personal health budgets is just one way in which the NHS can tailor services and support for people to enable them to have choice, control and flexibility over their care.

For more information on Personal Health Budgets, either click onto one or both of the related links:

  • Hartlepool Personal Budget Policy 2014
  • NHS England -  Guidance on the “right to have”- a Personal Health Budget in Adult NHS Continuing Healthcare and Children and Young People’s Continuing Care