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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

The Guardian Personal Health Budgets

Pilots of personal health budgets show that giving patients control of spending decisions for their own care benefits them and saves the NHS money, thinktank 2020health has found. Its report, Personal Health Budgets – a revolution in personalisation, was published yesterday. Speaking at the launch of the report, Norman Lamb, minister for care and support, said the paternalistic culture in the NHS “ has to completely change and it has to be much more of a partnership between the clinician and the patient".