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New 'right to have' introduced for personal health budgets

People who are assessed as or are already eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC), and families of children eligible for Continuing Care now have a 'right to have' a personal health budget. 

People with fluctuating conditions

Some people may have fluctuating conditions which means they may, at times, not be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare or Continuing Care. However, they may still continue to have their identified health needs met by a personal health budget. The only difference is that they cease to have the 'right to have' a personal health budget as those who are in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare or Continuing Care.

Children and young people in transition

Children and young people eligible for Continuing Care who have a personal health budget and who transition from children’s to adult’s services will be supported to continue to access their assessed health care needs via a personal health budget whether they are found to be eligible for adult NHS Continuing Healthcare or not.

For more information about personal health budgets visit our web page or contact Gemma West on 0115 883 9588 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or contact Cecilia Fashesin on 0115 883 9344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Watch the Personal Health Budgets and Learning Disabilities DVD here

Published: 13 November 2014