The impact of personal health budgets on managing long-term conditions

Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

In brief

Lord Darzi's NHS Next Stage Review raised the importance for patients to have the power to decide the nature of their own support including moves towards personal health budgets. Following the pilots of individual budgets in social care, in 2009 the Department of Health will pilot personal health budgets which will enable patients to have greater control over the services they receive.

This event explored the implications of the introduction of personal health budgets for people with long-term conditions. A range of case studies were featured including the local authority experience of individual budgets, how personal health budgets may be applied in the NHS; and the benefit of such budgets for patients.

Programme

Programme

Opening session

  • Delivering services for people with long-term conditions
    Stephen Johnson, Head of Long Term Conditions, Department of Health
    Andrew Sanderson, Deputy Director, Policy Support Unit, Department of Health
  • The implications of direct payments and personalised budgets
    Simon Duffy, Chief Executive, In Control

Case studies

  • Local Authority experience of providing personal budgets
    Sarah Ward, Social Care Transformation Manager, Hartlepool Borough Council
    Jeanette Willis, Principle Finance Manager, Hartlepool Borough Council
  • How personal health budgets can be applied in the NHS
    Jeanette Thompson, Self Directed Support Programme Manager, Sheffield City Council
    Julia Thompson, Continuing Health Care and Funded Nursing Care Manager, Sheffield Primary Care Trust
  • How personalised health budgets will benefit patients
    Nick Gradwell, Policy Manager (Health), Equality and Human Rights Commission

Speakers

Speakers

  • Simon Duffy
    Chief Executive, In Control
  • Nick Gradwell
    Policy Manager (Health), Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Stephen Johnson
    Head of Long Term Conditions, Department of Health
  • Andrew Sanderson
    Deputy Director, Policy Support Unit, Department of Health
  • Jeanette Thompson
    Self Directed Support Programme Manager, Sheffield City Council
  • Julia Thompson
    Continuing Health Care and Funded Nursing Care Manager, Sheffield Primary Care Trust
  • Sarah Ward
    Social Care Transformation Manager, Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Jeanette Willis
    Principle Finance Manager, Self Directed Funding Team, Hartlepool Borough Council