Personal Health Budgets - Our Local Offer

The Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) and personal health budget (PHB) programmes are inviting applications from people with lived experience of personalised approaches to health and social care to participate in an Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) and personal health budget (PHB) personal development programme.

View the invitation here

Personal Health Budget An introduction 2015

Personal Health Budgets are one way of giving people more choice and control over the care they receive from the NHS. Personal Health Budgets can help people find the care and support that best suits their personal circumstances and achieve the things that are most important to them.

A Personal Health Budget is an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs, the use of which is planned and agreed between the individual, their representative, or, in the case of children, their families or carers and the local NHS team. It is not new money, but is money that would normally have been spent by the NHS on the person’s care being spent more flexibly to meet their identified needs. Personal Health Budgets are voluntary and people do not have to have one. People who have had a Personal Health Budget though have generally found them to be helpful. 

Currently Personal Health Budgets are only available to people who meet certain criteria, however we are planning to extend our offer of a Personal Health Budget to more people where it can be shown they can benefit. 

Applications invited to join the NHS England Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Strategic Co-production Group

The Strategic Co-production group has an important role to play in the NHS England IPC and Personal Health Budgets (PHB) programme.

The aim is to:

  • Ensure that what people are being offered through IPC is clear, empowering and makes sense to them;
  • Play a leadership role and to ‘champion’ IPC and Personal Health Budgets;
  • Create a feedback loop to the IPC Programme Board so Board members know how things are going ‘on the ground’; and
  • To ‘bring to the table’ what’s important and what works for people with lived experience about IPC and PHBs.


Visit the website for more information or contact Jo Fitzgerald This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07736 484339

The closing date for applications will be 17th March.


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