Linnet Macintyre, Disability Consultant, reflects on her experiences as a personal health budget holder and the processes involved in managing a package of care.
The Nuffield Trust, in partnership with the Department of Health, hosted a seminar focusing on the role of personal health budgets in the development of commissioning.
As the health service moves towards the roll-out of personal health budgets, patients will take a more active role in shaping and ultimately commissioning their own services. This seminar looked at how patients acting as individual commissioners might work together with clinical commissioners planning for services for local populations.
This seminar brought together GPs, clinical commissioners and managers to:
We were delighted to welcome speakers including:
The event was chaired by Dr Benedict Rumbold, Fellow in Health Policy at the Nuffield Trust.
The second seminar in the series will focus on where personal health budgets will fit in the new commissioning landscape and will be held on 23 May 2012.