Programme Updates

On this page you will find regular updates and briefings provided by the Trafford CCG PHB Team:

Personal Health Budget Learning Network updates: April 2018

  • For details of the: Launch of personal health budget and integrated personal budget consultation click here.
  • Please click here to view the latest updates on: Peer Leadership Academy 2018, Regional Network meeting dates and Study days…

New personal health budget experience survey launches 1 March 2018

NHS England has commissioned Quality Health to run an online survey to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets in England. The findings will be used to improve how personal health budgets are offered across the country.

Opening on Thursday 1 March 2018 and running until Monday 30 April 2018, the survey is open to all current or previous personal health budget and integrated personal budget holders. You can register by clicking here.

Commissioners and providers are encouraged to share details of the survey with all personal health budget holders in their area.

Please email: if you have any queries.

Advocacy Focus Worksop – Thursday 8 March 2018

Please click here for details of an Advocacy Focus Workshop being held at, the Ward Hadaway Offices, Leeds from 9.30am – 4.00pm.

If you have any questions about any aspect of this event please email Jayne Heley:

Supporting the personal assistant workforce in the North West – Tuesday 20 March 2018

If you are an individual employer, or work for an organisation that supports them, come along to this FREE event to keep you up to date with the latest best practice, network with others and hear the latest updates from Skills for Care.

The event will focus on latest initiatives and you’ll hear updates about:

  • Personalising commissioning
  • Getting the most from funding to develop personal assistants
  • Universal credits
  • Data protection

For details including timings, venue information and registration please click here.

Money for training for personal health budget holders – open now

If you support people who use a personal health budget to employ their own personal assistant, they can apply for money for training from Skills for Care. This can be used to pay for training for themselves as employers, or to develop the skills of their PAs. For full details please click here.

Improving alignment of personal health budget legislation and guidance

NHS England has been reviewing the various legislation and guidance around personal health budgets and personal budgets to identify where there could be better alignment.

While the legislation and guidance documents mostly support local areas to take integrated approaches to budgets, there are some instances where this is still difficult.  Please click here for further details.

Personal Health Budgets Essentials

The personal health budget delivery team have developed a series of three-hour personal health budget essential sessions for professionals working in the NHS or local authorities who are either new to personal health budgets and have little or no experience in delivering them, or for people who feel they need a refresher. Please click here for details.

Personal Health Budgets Continuing Healthcare Masterclass

We are pleased to confirm new dates for continuing healthcare (CHC) personal health budgets (PHB) masterclass programmes in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds and London. These regional masterclasses will take place over 2 days; all delegates are required to attend on both days in order to receive a certificate of attendance for CPD. Please click here for full details.

FREE E-learning resources for care providers

A series of health and social care e-learning resources, which have been produced by subject experts and digital design professionals including:

  • Reablement
  • Managing risk, minimising restraint
  • Mental health of older people
  • Communication Skills

Please click here for full details of the courses including how to register…

Future webinars – ‘A Practical Guide to Setting up a Personal Health Budget.’

Webinars are now open for registration. For full details including dates, times and booking information please click here.

Training calendar for 2017/18

Please click here for details of forthcoming training sessions designed for health professional staff working within the local offer teams. To book on any of the courses or for further details regarding the training please email:

Latest documents

The majority of PHB documents are accessible online to all local offer teams and can be found by visiting:

NB: It is important that you always download copies from this site to ensure you have the most up-to-date versions.  If you cannot find the documents you are looking for or you require further information please contact the PHB team directly.