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Personal Health Budget (PHB)

A Personal Health Budget is an amount of money to support a person's identified health and wellbeing needs, which is planned and agreed between the individual, their representative, or, in the case of the child, their families or carers and the local NHS Team. They work in a similar way to personal budgets, which allow people to manage and pay for their social care needs. 

A personal health budget is not new money, it is money that would normally have been spent by the NHS on a person's care being spent more flexibly to meet their identified needs. The use of personal health budgets is just one way in which the NHS can tailor services and support for people to enable them to have choice, control and flexibility over their care. 

For more information on Personal Health Budgets, including eligibility criteria click here.