Personal Health Budgets (PHB) are a key deliverable in the NHS Long Term Plan, requiring a major expansion in the offer and delivery of PHBs where the evidence indicates people would benefit.
NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit has extensive experience of supporting commissioners to deliver Personal Health Budgets (PHBs), which give individual patients more freedom and control over the health and care services they receive. We deliver flexible PHB services designed to meet your exact requirements, from full end-to-end support to modular provision which dovetails with your existing in-house resource.We have the experience, processes and capacity to enable the effective delivery of PHBs for your local population.
We have extensive experience and the practical knowledge to deliver effective PHB solutions which offer greater patient choice, improved care and better value for money.
We help you to develop flexible and responsive services designed around individual needs, transforming the patient experience with the potential to significantly improve individual health and wellbeing outcomes.
“The budget definitely has been helping us to be creative, to look at her as a whole person, to look at her physical, social and psychological needs.”
Judy, mother of patient with a personal health budget
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As well as giving patients more control over the management of their health, there are positive signs that PHBs can deliver efficiencies. By analysing data across four of our CCG areas and comparing the annual cost of PHBs with the estimated cost of equivalent ‘traditional’ care packages, we are seeing savings of between £120,000 and £460,000 per CCG, over £1 million in total – which is a 16% cost avoidance.
Since being involved in PHB early adopter sites, we have been working with NHS England, CCGs and other partners to drive forward PHBs.
As one of only three UK-based organisations selected to deliver a wave 2 pilot, we are working with Clinical Commissioning Groups, local authorities and providers to ensure they have the knowledge and infrastructure to deliver effective Personal Health Budgets (PHB). We are ensuring all stakeholders make good use of the opportunity to improve health and social care integration.
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