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Personal budgets and health: a review of the evidence

Wirrman-Gadsby, Erica (2013) Personal budgets and health: a review of the evidence. Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System, 44 pp. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:33376)

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Abstract

The Government has committed to expanding the use of personal health budgets for health service users following the evaluation of the pilot programme which ran from 2009 - 2012. This is part of a wider ‘personalisation’ agenda, which has become a central theme in the reform of health and social care in England, and also features increasingly prominently in the policies of other UK governments, in addition to governments of many other developed countries around the world.

Personalisation is defined by central government as “the process by which services are tailored to the needs and preferences of citizens. The overall vision is that the state should empower citizens to shape their own lives and the services they receive” (Cabinet Office 2007 p33 ).

There are a number of drivers behind the desire to ‘personalise’ health care in England: 1) it is expected that personalisation is a route towards better integration of health and social care services, through its focus on the whole person; 2) personalisation might help to improve people’s management of long term conditions through a strategic shift towards early intervention and prevention; 3) personalisation will encourage the provision of services that will allow people to be maintained at home; and 4) personalisation will improve patient experience and outcomes through promoting choice, control and flexibility.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 10:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 14:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33376 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

University of Kent Author Information

Wirrman-Gadsby, Erica.

Creator's ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4151-5911
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