What can a personal health budget be spent on

Everyone with a personal health budget can get support to think though how they would like to use their budget to meet their health and wellbeing needs.

It is the responsibility of local NHS teams to advise people, and recommend a range of organisations who can offer local support.

A personal health budget can be spent on any care or services that are set out in the care and support plan that has been put together with the NHS team or voluntary organisation working with the person - and this needs to be agreed by the CCG (clinical commissioning group).

There are very few things that a personal health budget definitely can’t be spent on and the CCG will keep an open mind when considering what you would like to spend your budget on to meet your needs. As long as it is clear that the intervention or support is likely to meet your health needs and your defined outcomes, and as long as it is acceptable from a risk perspective, it is likely that your proposed plan will be accepted. 

To see the kind of things that you would not be able to spend your budget on, please click here.

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