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Personal healthcare budgets move a step closer

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The government has announced the sites of new projects that will trial the use of personal health budgets for patients.

Sixty-eight new projects across 75 primary care trusts have been awarded provisional pilot status in a bid by the Department of Health to give patients greater involvement in how money is spent on their healthcare.

Health minister Lord Darzi said: ‘The main aim of introducing personal health budgets is to support the cultural change that is needed to create a more personalised NHS. They have the potential to improve the quality of the patient experience and the effectiveness of care by giving individuals as much control over their healthcare as is appropriate for them.’

The provisional pilot sites will now be assessed before gaining full pilot status later this year.

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