Direct payment regulation changes


The Department of Health have recently launched a consultation on changes to the regulations for direct payments, for healthcare. Even if you don’t receive a Direct Payment for your healthcare needs currently, you may want or be able to have one in the future, and therefore you may have a view on these proposals.

Direct payment, where money is given directly to an individual for the management of their NHS care, is one way of managing a personal health budget.  This consultation proposes some changes to the regulations; looking at the exclusions, eligibility, paying family members for carrying out administrative functions, allowing local authorities to make direct payments for healthcare and separate bank accounts.

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