Personal budgets

Personal budgets are a means of enabling people with health and care needs to take more control over the management of their condition and to have more choice over the way in which their needs and outcomes are met.

More about personal budgets

Enablers

The NHS Mandate

Includes an objective that "patients who could benefit should have the option to hold their own personal health budget as a way to have even more control over their care".

Personal Health Budgets “right to have” guidance

Guidance on the “right to have” a Personal Health Budget in NHS Continuing Healthcare and Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.

The Care Act

Requires everyone eligible for social care support has a personal budget, including carers:

Everyone counts: Planning for Patients in 2014-15 to 2018-19

Describes NHS England’s ambition for the years ahead and its ongoing commitment to focus on better outcomes for patients.