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Evaluation of the personal health budget pilot programme

Personal health budgets are an important current policy direction for health care in England. People who are eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare now have a right to ask for a personal health budgets and this becomes a 'right to have' from October 2014. The decision to roll out personal health budgets followed a three-year Department of Health pilot programme that began in 2009, and an independent evaluation that ran alongside. The evaluation was commissioned and funded by the Policy Research Programme in the Department of Health. The views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of the Department. Enter here.

The continued impact of personal health budgets

The Department of Health have recently commissioned PSSRU at the University of Kent to explore the continued impact of personal health budgets on service providers and patient empowerment. The over-arching aim of the study is to address the affordability of personal health budgets within the system and the scale of personalisation following the national pilot programme. The study commenced in April 2014 and will finish later this year. Two reports will be published soon. Enter here.

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