Skills for Care

Personal Health Budgets: Delegation of healthcare tasks to personal assistants

26 May 2023

This refreshed guidance looks at delegation within personal health budgets where a health professional agrees, through the personalised care and support planning process, to delegate responsibility to a personal assistant for a specific task, activity or role.

This guidance aims to support practitioners and integrated care boards (ICBs) to:

  • understand the decision-making process involved in delegation of healthcare tasks from registered practitioners to personal assistants (PAs)
  • establish clear protocols for ensuring safe and appropriate delegation
  • clarify responsibilities and lines of accountability.

New Personal Health Budget Quality Framework for ICBs

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