How it works – personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

Sarah Day

22 November 2018


The role of the person in managing their own health and wellbeing is a key part of the development of integrated care systems across the NHS. For some people, this can be enabled by the use of a personal health budget within a wider personalised care approach.

This briefing takes an in depth look at personal health budgets – what they are, why they matter and how they fit within the wider NHS. It considers how personal health budgets can be delivered and how they are monitored, taking into account the perceived risks.

This briefing looks at personal health budgets from the finance department’s perspective and will be of interest to anyone involved in the development of personalised care approaches, commissioning services outside of primary and emergency care, and those charged with meeting their Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) obligation to increase personal health budget numbers.

How it works – personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

November 2018 (PDF 342KB)

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