How to add personal health budgets to your nursing skill set
Vicki Chinn @vickichinn87 Mental health nurse, Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Nurses have an important role in empowering service users to use NHS funding to purchase mental healthcare outside traditionally commissioned services
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).
Mental Health Practice. 23, 1, 10-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.23.1.10.s8