Personal Budgets as an integral form of NHS care: A discussion paper
- Person-centred care
There is growing evidence that personal budgets can be an effective, valued and value for money mechanism to improve the quality of life of people with long term conditions, and their experience of care and support services. Despite this, some commentators have expressed concerns about the use of personal budgets within the NHS.
This paper describes how personal budgets can improve people’s outcomes and care experience in a number of ways, by allowing individuals to manage their condition in a way that enables them to pursue their own goals and interests.
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