Personal NHS budgets?31st March 2008
The Department of Health has said patients who suffer from long-term conditions such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis could be given personal budgets to purchase treatment.
The DH issued a statement to confirm that people would not be paid cash and the scheme would be subject to a pilot before it was rolled out in full. Health Secretary Alan Johnson said: "We want choice for everyone within a world-class NHS. Choice is a means to an end, the end being better quality and more personalisation of healthcare."
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Sunday 18th July 2010 @ 11:47
Interesting, I can see a lot will be hoped and little will actually be available...It is important to look also at Personal Budgets for social care. It is possible to be suddenly dumped with no social care, imagine it happening at 2pm on a Friday. Now, change social with health... what do you get? I was very unwell because of that and the problem is not sorted two months later. I have enough problems with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS)...
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Title: Personal NHS budgets?
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6152
Date Added: 31st Mar 2008