Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights – government consultation

The government is seeking views on giving more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets. Consultation closes at: 11:59pm on 8 June 2018.

Summary

The government is seeking views on giving more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets.

Consultation closes at: 11:59pm on 8 June 2018

Consultation description

The government is consulting on:

  • extending the right to have a personal health budget to specific groups of people
  • extending the right to have an integrated personal budget to specific groups of people
  • whether individuals would welcome the opportunity to incorporate additional funding streams into integrated personal budgets

There is an online survey available at: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/commissioning-integration-and-transformation/extending-rights-to-personalised-budgets/

Alternatively you can send your answers to the consultation questions below to email: phbrightstohave@dh.gsi.gov.uk

More information is available at: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/commissioning-integration-and-transformation/extending-rights-to-personalised-budgets/

Consultation questions

People with ongoing social care needs, who also make regular and ongoing use of relevant NHS services

Q1a.   We are proposing that people who are eligible for both a personal budget and a personal health budget should have the right to an integrated personal budget. Do you agree?

Q1b.  We are proposing that any right to an Integrated Personal Budget, should include a right to have a direct payment, if appropriate. Do you agree?

People eligible for S117 aftercare services, and people of all ages with ongoing mental health needs who make regular and ongoing use of community based NHS mental health services

Q2.     We are proposing that a person eligible for Section 117 after-care services under the Mental Health Act 1983 should have a legal right to a personal health budget / integrated personal budget. Do you agree?

Q3a.   We are proposing that a person of any age under the care of community-based mental health services for a significant period of time should have a legal right to a personal health budget / integrated personal budget. Do you agree?

Q3b.   What do you feel would constitute a reasonable definition of ‘a significant period of time’?       

Q3c.   We are proposing that  any right to a personal health budget for mental health, should include a right to have a direct payment, if appropriate. Do you agree?

People leaving the armed forces, who are eligible for ongoing NHS services

Q4a. We are proposing that people leaving the armed forces who have a requirement for ongoing care through NHS services, (with some exclusions including primary care and pharmaceuticals), should have the right to personal health budgets where appropriate. Do you agree?

Q4b.  We are proposing that any right to a personal health budget for this group, should include a right to have a direct payment, if appropriate. Do you agree?

People with a learning disability, autism or both, who are eligible for ongoing NHS care

Q5a. We are proposing that a person with a learning disability, autism or both with integrated packages of care should have a legal right to an integrated personal budget. Do you agree?

Q5b. We are proposing that a person of any age with a learning disability, autism or both with ongoing eligible health needs should have a legal right to a personal health budget / integrated personal budget. Do you agree?

Q5c. We are proposing that any right to a personal health budget/integrated personal budget, for this group should be a right to have a direct payment, if appropriate. Do you agree?

People who access wheelchair services whose posture and mobility needs impact their wider health and social care needs

Q6a. We are proposing that people who access wheelchair services whose posture and mobility needs impact their wider health and social care needs should have the right to a personal health budget or integrated personal budget. Do you agree?

Q6b. We are proposing that any right to a personal wheelchair budget should be a right to have a direct payment, if appropriate. Do you agree?

Proposals for other groups

Q7. Are there any other groups that you believe would benefit from having a ‘right to have’ a personal health budget and/or integrated personal budget?

Incorporating relevant disability benefits

Q8. Are there other funding streams that you believe would be beneficial to incorporate into integrated personal budgets?

Establishing a right to direct payment in NHS continuing healthcare funded home-care

Q9. We are proposing that people who are managing their NHS continuing healthcare funded home care as a personal health budget should have the right to a direct payment, if appropriate. Do you agree?

Equalities

Q10. Do you think any of the proposals set out in this document might have a beneficial or adverse impact on any equality issue- in particular, in relation to any of the groups who share a characteristic that is protected for the purpose of section 149 of the Equality Act 2010?