Did you know that if you have NHS funded complex healthcare needs, you can ask the NHS for a personal health budget?
This is an amount of money from the NHS, which patients agree with their nurse to spend on their health needs. The aim is to give people more choice and control over their healthcare to increase their independence.
You could have a personal health budget if you live in your own home, are registered with a Birmingham or Solihull GP and receive continuing healthcare – a package of care funded by the NHS for people who have complex needs.
To find out more, talk to the nurse who helps you most often with your care. If you decide you don’t want a personal health budget, you’ll continue to get the same services from the NHS that you have now – there will be no change.
Personal Health Budgets- A Local Offer for Solihull
The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out the vision for the future NHS including a new relationship with patients and communities that supports people to gain far greater control of their own care when they need health services. A key part of this is developing how personalised care is offered to individuals. Read more here.
Peer Leadership Acadamy
The Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) and personal health budget (PHB) programmes are inviting applications from people with lived experience of personalised approaches to health and social care to participate in an Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) and personal health budget (PHB) personal development programme.
You are eligible to apply if you are an individual or family carer who has a personal health budget or an IPC personal budget for health and social care. Find out more here.
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