Personal Health Budgets guides and information:

In Control have co-produced new practical guides and information about using personal health budgets for children and young people, written for health services and their partners. We are pleased to launch four new publications about some of the particular challenges around introducing and using personal health budgets.

Personal health budgets and children’s equipment – David Widdas and Bernadette Simpson
Personal health budgets and delegation of responsibilities – Bernadette Simpson and David Widdas
Personal health budgets and young people with complex needs – Nicola Gitsham, NDTi
Personal health budgets and joint commissioning – Claire Lazarus and Andrew Tyson, In Control

Each publication draws on the expertise of the authors along with a great deal of help and discussion with a wide array of practitioners and others that are taking forward personal budgets for children and young people with long term conditions. The guides include discussion of the challenges faced by many involved in developing local approaches and systems, they set out a ‘provisional’ set of recommendations for tackling these challenges. Where possible links and examples have been included. The four publications can be downloaded using the links below.

It’s really important to note that these are a ‘first attempt’ at documenting the challenges, work and examples and have been produced to help people take the work forward in to the future. They have been published with support and funding from NHS England. Many thanks to the many members of the PHB Team at NHS England for their help, advice and input to this work.

If you would like to find out more about our work with children’s services including health services, social care and education services then please contact us