Personal Health Budgets - elearning for healthcare
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About the Personal Health Budgets programme

Personal health budgets are one way to give disabled people and people with long term conditions more choice and control over how the money is spent on meeting their health and wellbeing needs.

The modules in this programme cover a variety of topics to support the delivery of personal health budgets at a local level.

More information

Since 2014, adults in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and children and young people in receipt of NHS Continuing Care funding have had a right to have their care delivered through a personal health budget. There are now new legal rights to personal health budgets in place in England. These new rights apply to two specific groups of people:

People who are eligible for after-care services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act, which is the provision or arrangement of help and support for people who have been detained in hospital under sections 3, 37, 45A, 47 or 48 of the Mental Health Act 1983, when they leave hospital. For this group, a personal health budget may be considered whenever planning is taking place for section 117 mental health after-care needs during an admission to hospital, or at any assessment held to review the person’s section 117 after-care package of support in the community.

People who are referred and meet the eligibility criteria of their local wheelchair service, and people already registered with the wheelchair service, when they require a new wheelchair either through a change in clinical needs or in the condition of the current chair.  This group will have a right to a personal wheelchair budget to give them more choice and flexibility over the chair provided.

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are encouraged to expand their local personal health budget offer to others who could benefit.

Clinical team

  • Keri Lewis

    Keri Lewis

    Communications and Network Manager - Personal Health Budget Delivery Team, NHS England
  • Bernadette Simpson

    Bernadette Simpson

    Workforce Advisor - Integrated Personal Commissioning and Personal Health Budgets, NHS England
  • Anita Kromer

    Anita Kromer

    Senior Programme Manager Personalised Care (Personal Health Budgets) – NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Sarah Leach

    Sarah Leach

    Senior Project Manager Personalised Care (Personal Health Budgets) – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Project team

  • Clair Guy

    Clair Guy

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Stephen Gibbons

    Steve Gibbons

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Personal Health Budgets programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Personal Health Budgets programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Gain CPD points and continue your personalised care learning experience.

This programme forms part of the Personalised Care Institute’s library of personalised care training for all healthcare professions. If you would like to obtain a certificate and CPD points for your ongoing CPD records, and learn a lot more about personalised care, then please visit the Personalised Care Institute website to register and access.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Personal Health Budgets programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Personal Health Budgets programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

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