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Adding personal health budgets to your mental health nursing skill set

Personal health budgets allow patients to use NHS funding to purchase mental healthcare outside traditionally commissioned services
Picture shows someone counting cash. The article says nurses need to learn about personal health budgets, which allow patients to use NHS funding to purchase care outside traditionally commissioned services.

Personal health budgets allow patients to use NHS funding to purchase mental healthcare outside traditionally commissioned services

  • Personal health budgets (PHBs) will be an integral part of health services and could become mandatory
  • There are three types of PHB to consider when formulating patient care plans
  • PHBs empower mental health service users to self-manage care and regain control of their lives

Personal health budgets (PHBs) can personalise healthcare by giving patients more control over their healthcare funding and enabling them to use their knowledge and skills to develop care plans based on ‘what matters to them’ (NHS England 2018) .

In the context of mental health care, PHBs are also

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