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Personal Health Budget (PHB)

BAAS: R01178


Frequency: Quarterly


Background to the collection


A personal health budget is one way of personalising people's care to ensure they get the care they need. A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person's identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between the person and their local NHS team, or with a partner organisation on behalf of the NHS (e.g. local authority). Personal health budgets are not new money, but may mean spending money differently to ensure that people get the care they need. The right to have a personal health budget currently only applies to adults receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare and children in receipt of continuing care, but all areas of England are being encouraged to offer personal health budgets to other patient groups.

The NHS Mandate sets an ambitious objective that between 50-100,000 people will have a personal health budget by 2020/21. The Planning Guidance for 2017/18 required Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to submit trajectories for the numbers of personal health budgets to be in place by the end of 2019. The data collected here on quarterly activity will be used to monitor progress against these trajectories.

Personal Health Budgets submissions will be used as a measure for the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework on a quarterly basis. NHS England will use the national headline data in a variety of ways including internal and public reports/publications. CCG level data will be used internally to update regional and NHS England teams to inform CCG assurance.  CCG level data will also be given to other relevant NHS England programmes e.g. Transforming Care.


Launch and submission dates:

PeriodLaunch date Deadline date
Q1 - 1 April 2017 - 30 June 20173 July 201714 July 2017
Q2 - 1 July 2017 - 30 September 20172 October 2017 13 October 2017 
Q3 - 1 October 2017 - 31 December 20172 January 2018  15 January 2018
Q4 - 1 January 2018 - 31 March 20183 April 201816 April 2018
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