NHS reform is hampering implementation of personal health budgetsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7037 (Published 08 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7037
- Caroline White
The reforms of the health service in England are hampering the implementation of personal health budgets, amid the dissolution of the current NHS infrastructure, shows the second progress report on a selected 20 of the 70 pilot sites.
The report says, “Whilst there are major positives, and it is clear that sites have moved on since the last report, sites are experiencing difficulties maintaining the momentum of personal health budgets given the context of the abolition of [primary care trusts].”
Personal budgets were introduced in England in 1996 but only for users of adult social care services. The previous Labour government decided …