The #myPHBstory event is a chance for current personal health budget holders and/or their family carers to come together and celebrate the difference a personal health budget has made to their life or that of a close family member. You will learn more about the expansion of personal health budgets and meet senior leaders in the Personalised Care Group including Director, James Sanderson.  You will also hear about how you can use social media to raise awareness and uptake of personal health budgets so more people can benefit.

Last year, NHS England ran a survey of personal health budget holders. There were some really important findings:

  • 83% of the respondents who already have a personal health budget found out about them through a non-professional route.
  • 54% of people who didn’t already have a personal health budget said that more than anything else, they wanted to hear other people’s personal health budget stories when applying.

#myPHBstory will take place on Wednesday 9 May 2018 from 10am – 4pm at the Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS.

If your application is successful and you will be attending the event, we will organise train travel for you (plus personal assistants) or cover mileage costs if you need to travel by car. There are a small number of pre-bookable parking spaces available for blue badge holders. If you live a long way from London e.g. Durham/Hull/Dorset- and would struggle to get there on the day- let us know on your expression of interest form and we will try to sort something out.

NHS England want to make sure the event is a great opportunity for people to share their stories and connect to other people with a personal health budget. If you are interested in attending the event, please download and complete the form accessed through this link: Expression-of-interest-myPHBstoryV6

and e-mail to jo.fitzgerald@nhs.net 

If you have any problems completing this form, please e-mail as above.