Personal budgets in mental health: Key points on implementation

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Personal health budgets have been shown to improve quality of life and reduce the use of inpatient care and to be cost-effective.

From April 2015, NHS England expects clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to expand the use of personal health budgets by offering them to people with long-term conditions who could benefit. Mental health service users will be among those expected to be offered the budgets.

This briefing is part of a series of publications on personal health budgets produced by the NHS Confederation in partnership with Think Local Act Personal.