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Government confirms plans to extend personal health budgets in EnglandGovernment confirms plans to extend personal health budgets in England

The Government is to extend rights to personal health budgets to people eligible for mental health aftercare services, and people who access wheelchair services. Policymakers will also explore extending rights to:

  • People with ongoing social care needs, who make regular and ongoing use of relevant NHS services.
  • People leaving the Armed Forces, who are eligible for ongoing NHS services.
  • People with a learning disability, autism or both, who are eligible for ongoing NHS care.
  • Additional groups who the Government believe could benefit.

Government and NHS England response to consultation on extending rights to personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets, as proposed in the NHS Plan (para 1.41). Care Minister's written statement

Currently only adults receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare and children and young people in receipt of continuing care, have a right to a personal health budget, although CCGs do have some flexibility. Over 40,000 people have personal health budgets, and government plans would increase this to up to 200,000 people by 2024.


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