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Evaluation of personal health budget pilot programme

Forder, Julien E., Jones, Karen C., Glendinning, Caroline, Caiels, James, Welch, Elizabeth, Baxter, Kate, Davidson, Jacqueline, Windle, Karen, Irvine, Annie, King, Dominic, and others. (2012) Evaluation of personal health budget pilot programme. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, 215 pp. (KAR id:77833)


In England, the personal health budget initiative is an important part of the current personalisation agenda for health care services. Its aim is to place patients at the heart of decisions about services they receive. The personal health budget initiative was first proposed in the 2008 NHS Next Stage Review as a process of giving patients greater control over services they receive and how their support is managed. A number of design principles underlie personal health budgets, including: 1. Patients should know the resource level available within the budget; 2. Patients should be encouraged to develop a support/care plan that details how the resource will be used to meet their identified needs; 3. Patients should decide how they would like the budget to be managed. In 2009, the Department of Health invited PCTs to become pilot sites for the personal health budget pilot programme. An evaluation was commissioned to run alongside in order to provide an account of the personal health budget process from the system and from the view of budget holders and carers. Initially, 64 pilot sites were involved in piloting personal health budgets and contributing to the evaluation. During the evaluation period, the pilot programme remained open and now there are 75 pilot sites implementing personal health budgets. Twenty sites from across the pilots were selected to be in-¬‐depth evaluation sites, with the remainder being wider cohort sites. The overarching aim of the evaluation was to identify whether personal health budgets ensured better health and care-¬‐related outcomes when compared to conventional service delivery and, if so, the best way they should be implemented.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Uncontrolled keywords: Personal health budgets
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Karen Jones
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 15:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:26 UTC
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