Personal Health Budgets

What topics are covered by the course?

Our Training is designed and delivered by experts with lived experiences of Disability who understands what service users need to be empowered to live independently in a way that enables care and support professionals and managers to get maximum value from their resources.

PHB Course Content
1) What are Personal Health Budgets
Background to introduction of PHBs
Principles of Personalisation
First Steps and national roll-out
Aims, intended outcomes and benefits of PHBs
Types of PHBs (e.g. Direct Payments; Managed Budgets; Nominal/Notional Budgets) and pros and cons of each option
2) What can Personal Budgets be used for
PHBs for diverse user groups and care pathways
Using PHBs to meet clinical needs assessment criteria and agreed health outcomes
Eligibility criteria and excluded criteria
Developing a person-centred and asset-based approach
Good practice on promoting and explaining Personal Health Budgets to users, community groups, and health professionals
Assessment and decision making processes (including Decision Support Panel Approval)
3) Budget setting
Indicative and Final budgets
How to set and calculate an indicative budget
Budgets and support planning
Good practice on co-producing budgets with users
Funding sources
4) Support Planning
Principles of Care and Support Planning
Person-centred outcomes
Improving outcomes and cost effectiveness
What needs to be in a support plan
Contingency plans
Good practice on co-producing care and support plans with users
Support planning for users with limited capacity
5) Risk management
Balancing choice and risk
Person-centred risk assessments
Dealing with financial risk
Safeguarding principles and Personal Health Budgets
6) Monitoring and Review
Setting and monitoring outcomes
Reviewing support plans
Frequency and format for reviews
Good practice on involving users in reviews
Recordkeeping and auditing

Who should attend?

Any Professionals working in the area of Personal health Budgets, particularly, commissioners, assessors and support workers.

What will I be able to do on completion?

On completion of the training, participants will have:
A good grounding in what Personal Health Budgets are and the different ways users can receive a Personal Health Budget.
Knowledge and confidence to support creative use of PHBs to maximise choice, control and flexibility and deliver good outcomes
Increased competence in budget setting and support planning.
A clear understanding of how to produce person-centred, outcome focused support plans
Increased understanding of how to achieve a positive balance between choice and risk management
A good understanding of purpose of monitoring and review and how to ensure outcomes are met

How will I be assessed?

This course is not accredited but will be a practical and participatory course.

We are based in Southampton, however, we cover most of the South of England, and we have an accessible training facility, but can also come to you and deliver the training.

Guide Price: 120 for full day per delegate and 60 for half day per delegate. There are disc

Delivery: Other
Category: Health & Medical »
Duration: one full day or half day option
Qualification: Certificate of attendance

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