Delivering Personal Health Budgets

A Guide to Policy and Practice

Vidhya Alakeson

Delivering Personal Health Budgets

Vidhya Alakeson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

187 pages | 6 figures, 7 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $30.95 ISBN: 9781447308522 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $91.00 ISBN: 9781447308539 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Personal health budgets (PHBs) are an important new tool in the National Health Service of the UK’s efforts toward improving the lives of people living with long term conditions and disabilities. This is the first step-by-step guide to their implementation. Using evidence from and best practices identified by pilot sites, Delivering Personal Health Budgets contains everything there is to know about PHBs: their purpose, history, various degrees of effectiveness, and the challenges they pose to traditional healthcare systems. It focuses on how PHBs can be implemented to achieve the best possible income for individuals, whose real-life accounts are also included to bring the potential of PHBs vividly into view. 

List of tables and figures


Prologue: Stephen’s story


Section 1: Introducing personal health budgets

1. Personalisation across public services

2. What is a personal health budget? The basics explained

3. The development of personalisation: From direct payments to personal health budgets

4. Managing long term conditions: The case for personal health budgets

5. How well do personal health budgets works?

Section 2: Implementing personal health budgets

6. The personal health budget process

7. How to set a personal health budget

8. Getting the most out of care planning

9. Managing and monitoring the money

Section 3: Personal health budgets and organisational change in the NHS

10. Navigating the new landscape: Personal health budgets and NHS reform

11. Doctor does not know best: A changing role for clinical professionals

12. Growing the market: Bringing new providers into the NHS


Epilogue: Jonathan’s Story



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