Programme Updates

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

Employers Rights & Responsibilities FREE training – Monday 26 February 2018

The final Employers Rights and Responsibilities training will take place on Monday 26 February at Trafford Centre for Independent Living, Marshall House, 2 Park Avenue, Sale, M33 6HE  from 10:30am-2pm…this is your last chance to sign up for this fantastic opportunity!

Please click here for booking details and further information.

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: england.personalhealthbudgets@nhs.net 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:  jayne.heley@nhs.net

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.

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: henry.areo@nhs.net

Latest documents

The majority of PHB documents are accessible online to all local offer teams and can be found by visiting: http://www.traffordccg.nhs.uk/campaign/phb/

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.