Personal Health Budgets
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What is a Personal Health Budget?
It is money you get to pay for your healthcare. At the centre is your care plan, this helps you decide how you want your healthcare to be managed with your local NHS team.
You agree with the NHS team the best way to spend your money. This could be with your doctor or care manager. Having a personal health budget means you know how much money there is for your healthcare. It also means you have more of a say about your healthcare.
The money you get must be spent on things in your care plan that keep you healthy and safe. The local NHS have to agree that these things are helping your health.
If you want to change things with your healthcare then you can if you want to.
We have worked with groups of people with learning disabilities and autistic people to produce some Easyread information about Personal Health Budgets. You can download them for free below:
You can go through it on your own, with support or in groups. Ask someone you trust to help
you if you need to.
What to do next
Not everyone will be able to have a Personal Health Budget, you will need to ask first and then talk to someone about your health and what support you might need.