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.