Who can have a Personal Health Budget?

From 2014, patients eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC)  - including children and young people - have had the right to request a personal health budget.

From 1 April 2015, those with a long-term condition (including mental health conditions) have also had the right to request a personal health budget.

Children and young people

For children and young people (birth to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), the personal health budget is likely to form part of their Personal Budget for their Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

We aim to support every patient and, while we are not always able to provide them with a direct payment, we can work with them to identify ways to create a personalised care plan, putting them at the heart of their own healthcare decision making.

Download the full document Basildon and Brentwood Personal Health Budgets (PHB) Local Offer here

Download the full framework for personal health budgets here