Posts Tagged ‘Personal budgets’

Personal Health Budgets: empowering or a diversionary gimmick to aid privatisation

Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) which were introduced as a means of allocating NHS funds to patients represent the privatisation of the National Health Serv...

Introducing integrated personal commissioning

We're at the start of a radical integration programme, the first of its kind in the world, called Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC). The most radi...

Patients can buy luxury goods with personal budgets

Patients should be allowed to spend NHS funds on theatre tickets and frozen meals if it improves their experience of the health service and wellbeing, the ...

Personal budgets expanded for NHS patients

Personal budgets are to be expanded and cover both the health and social care needs of vulnerable people, the new chief executive of NHS England has announ...

Doctors uninformed about personal budgets

Seven out of ten doctors feel they are not very well informed or not informed at all about the introduction of personal health budgets, a survey finds. In...

Doubt cast over personal budget potential

England must learn from other countries if it is to avoid the same mistakes with personal healthcare budgets, say medical experts. The Department of Hea...

Mental health personal budgets are questioned

Mental health service users are sceptical about the potential of personal budgets to improve their care, a report claims. The study, by the Mental Healt...

Doctors doubt evidence for personal health budgets

Doctors have ‘little enthusiasm’ for the use of personal health budgets, according to research by the NHS confederation. Their survey of over 600 he...

Cuts are ravaging personalisation, say social workers

Personalisation is being damaged by budget cuts and reduced choice and control, say social workers and service users. Social workers on Community Care's C...

Patients are shunning personal budget pilots

Government plans to give patients control of their own health budgets have failed spectacularly to get off the ground and have left GPs in the dark. Sev...

Real personal budget pilots launched

Patients will be given cash to purchase their own NHS care for the first time under a new government scheme. The direct payments pilot, announced by hea...