A change in the law means two new groups have a legal right to a personal health budget. This includes people eligible for after-care services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act and people eligible for an NHS wheelchair (who have a right to a personal wheelchair budget). NHS England has issued guidance for CCGs and other bodies.
This guidance document supports clinical commissioning groups and other relevant bodies to meet their duty to ensure eligible groups of people benefit from the legal right to have a personal health budget or personal wheelchair budget. This includes people eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, children and young people’s continuing care, people eligible for after-care services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act, and people in receipt of NHS wheelchairs.
Published: 13th September 2019
Source: NHS England
Story URL: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/guidance-on-the-legal-rights-to-have-personal-health-budgets-and-personal-wheelchair-budgets/