A personal health budget (PHB) is an agreed amount of money that can be spent on meeting someone’s assessed ongoing health and wellbeing needs.
A personal health budget allows you to work closely with a healthcare professional to prioritise the care needs that are important to you. With their help you create a care and support plan that reflects your health and wellbeing goals.
Many patients and families have said that having a personal health budget gives them more flexibility, choice and control over how money gets spent on their care and support. They feel more empowered and in control of how they manage their needs. They also feel more involved in planning their care.