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Personal health budgets: Top 10 tips for effective implementation by Vidhya Alakeson

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These slides accompany a webinar presentation held on 15th January 2014. The session, presented by Vidhya Alakeson outlined effective implementation strategies for personal health budgets. A recording of the webinar can be viewed on In Control's website here

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Personal health budgets: Top 10 tips for effective implementation by Vidhya Alakeson

  1. 1. Top 10 tips for effective implementation of personal health budgets Vidhya Alakeson 15th January 2014
  2. 2. How to participate today
  3. 3. Top 10 tips for effective implementation of personal health budgets
  4. 4. Government policy commitment so far • Right to ask from April 2014 - in NHS Continuing Healthcare (includes joint packages and children) • Right to have from October 2014 – in NHS Continuing Healthcare • Option for people with long term physical and mental health conditions who could benefit from April 2015 • Direct payment regulations– NHS everywhere in England can offer direct payments from August 2013
  5. 5. If you are going to do it, do it right • The national evaluation is clear: how personal health budgets are implemented has a real impact on outcomes • Most positive outcomes depend on flexibility over: – how PHBs can be used – individual creativity not menus – how the money can be held – full range of options needs to be available • Restrictive implementation can result in negative impact on budget holders
  6. 6. Information about personal health budgets is available locally and there are clear guidelines about how personal health budgets work
  7. 7. People know how much they have to spend upfront on their health and well being
  8. 8. Budgets and individual plans address health and well being and not just clinical treatment
  9. 9. There is flexibility in how needs can be met and there no menus that restrict choice
  10. 10. Clinicians works with individuals and families as partners, respecting their expertise
  11. 11. Support is available for everyone who needs it on an ongoing basis, not just around the development of a care plan
  12. 12. The entire personal health budgets process is simple, transparent and designed to minimize bureaucracy
  13. 13. Positive risk taking is encouraged and risks are documented and addressed in care plans
  14. 14. Market development reflects the principles of coproduction to ensure that PHB holders have adequate choice
  15. 15. Reviews are conducted regularly in response to each individual’s needs and are based on outcomes.
  16. 16. To Find Out More ….. www.personalhealthbudgets.england.nhs.uk/toolkit
  17. 17. To Find Out More ….. http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781447308522& alakesonvidhya@yahoo.co.uk @healthbudgets
  18. 18. Any questions?
  19. 19. Further information www.in-control.org.uk/blog www.in-control.org.uk/health health@in-control.org.uk alakesonvidhya@yahoo.co.uk

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