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Personal health budgets (PHBs) are an important new tool in the National Health Service of the UK’s efforts toward improving the lives of people living with long term conditions and disabilities. This is the first step-by-step guide to their implementation. Using evidence from and best practices identified by pilot sites, Delivering Personal Health Budgets contains everything there is to know about PHBs: their purpose, history, various degrees of effectiveness, and the challenges they pose to traditional healthcare systems. It focuses on how PHBs can be implemented to achieve the best possible income for individuals, whose real-life accounts are also included to bring the potential of PHBs vividly into view.