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This publication provides Management Information (MI) for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in England who submitted data on Personal Health Budgets (PHB) for Quarter 3 2021-22 (Oct-Dec 2021).
In Quarter 3 2021-22 just over 100,000 people received Personal Health Budgets in England.
No data were published for Quarter 4 2020-21 or Quarter 1 2021-22 due to COVID-19. Quarter 2 2021-22 data were published in November 2021.
101,053 people received Personal Health Budgets
90,888 adults and 10,165 children and young people received Personal Health Budgets in Quarter 3 2021-22.
20,905 more people received Personal Health Budgets in Quarter 3 2021-22 than in Quarter 2.
19,077 adults were eligible for Continuing Healthcare (CHC)
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is provided to people with long-term complex health needs who qualify for free social care arranged and funded by the NHS.
23% of Personal Health Budgets were delivered as direct payments
72.6% of Personal Health Budgets were delivered as notional payments, 22.95% as direct payments, and 4.46% as third-party payments.
A notional payment is where the NHS arranges and pays for the care; a direct payment is where the individual receives payment to buy care and support, and arranges it themselves; and a third-party payment is where another organisation receives the payment and arranges the care.