Personal Health Budgets for NHS Continuing Healthcare and Children’s Continuing Care: A Basic Guide

The “right to request” a personal health budget was accorded to individuals entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare and the healthcare element of Children’s Continuing Care on 1 April 2014.

A few short months later, this has become the much-trailed “right to receive”. In this briefing we look at the basis of the personal health budget and, in particular, the legal framework surrounding direct payments.

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