Personal Health Budgets Research
The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 made a clear commitment to expand personalised care and Personal Health Budgets, with a specific expectation that these will be offered within mental health services as part of plans for up to 200,000 people to benefit by 2023/24. One of the key drivers behind Personal Health Budgets is giving people greater choice and control over the support they access to manage their mental health as this increases their prospects of recovery.
The South London Mental Health & Community Partnership (SLP) and South East London CCG Personalisation lead commissioned Mind in Bexley to develop a programme of engagement to draw on the expertise of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties regarding Personal Health Budgets.
The research provides valuable information for commissioners and service providers in designing a pathway to support the uptake of Personal Health Budgets across the SLP and thereby increasing recovery outcomes, choice and control.