Personal health budgets hailed12th October 2009
Phil Hope, Minister of State for Care Services at the Department of Health, has visited Devon to publicise personal health budgets.
The government has chosen 70 sites in England as pilot sites for the budgets and they want to roll out the programme across the UK.
Mr Hope wanted to find out how people in the region - which already uses social care patient budgets - thought they might be helped by comparable programmes.
He said: “The introduction of personal health budgets will support the cultural change needed to create a more personalised NHS."
"They have the potential to improve the quality of patient experience and the effectiveness of care by giving individuals as much control over their healthcare as is appropriate for them."
The three-year pilot study will be carried out in partnerships with other organisations, including Kent University, and will publish research summaries, newsletters and reports online.
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Title: Personal health budgets hailed
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 12888
Date Added: 12th Oct 2009