Supporting Personal Health Budget holders
Our eMarketplace, PHB Choices
By giving individuals with long term health conditions the ability to control their own care plan, Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) can reduce the number of patients in hospital and increase those who receive care from home.
As well as providing the patient with more independence, dignity and autonomy, PHBs can help reduce pressure on the NHS and decrease bed occupancy rates.
The NHS has a target of allocating PHBs to 100,000 individuals with long term health conditions by 2020. Key to achieving this transformation will be achieving greater awareness and understanding of PHBs, accompanied by a swift and easy method of obtaining the care products and services required.
Our eMarketplace, PHB Choices (www.PHBChoices.co.uk) has been developed in conjunction with a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups. Through its familiar, consumer-style interface people can easily purchase the products and services they require to improve their healthcare, including the provision of a payroll service for their assistants. PHB Choices can be accessed by those in the PHB application process, their relatives, carers and people who have to self-fund their own care needs.
To accompany the PHBChoices eMarketplace we will shortly be launching a companion site, which explains more about Personal Health Budgets - everything from eligibility to the insurance implications of hiring a personal assistant.
To find out more about PHBChoices and to get in touch please click here