A Personal Health Budget (PHB) is an amount of money used to support an individual’s identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between the patient and their local clinical commissioning group (CCG). The aim is to give people with long-term conditions and disabilities greater choice and control over the healthcare and support they receive.
The PHB holder and their NHS team will work together to develop a care plan that sets out personal health and wellbeing needs, the health outcomes the patient wants to achieve, the amount of money in the budget and how this will be spent.
PHBs can pay for a wide range of items and services, including therapies, personal care and equipment.
To learn more about PHBs, please visit NHS England's FAQ page.