As you may know, in 2009 the Government pledged its commitment to creating a more personalised and responsive NHS by nominating 74 Primary Care Trusts in 67 sites across England as provisional pilots for personal health budgets. Of these, 20 sites have been selected to participate in an in-depth study to identify the benefits of personal health budgets for health and the patient groups who will benefit most from them.
It is important that the in-depth sites focus on key patient groups so that they can learn from the process and make improvements as they go along. Norfolk County Council is one of the 20 in-depth sites and is focusing on NHS continuing health care, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health (relating to people with dementia) and long term conditions.
Monday, 19 April 2010
More Norfolk CC Illicit Policy Progress
This is from the Department of Health: