Why should individuals make spending choices about their health and social care?

Posted on Monday 21st October 2013

Dr Catherine Needham, Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, asks the question: “The Boundaries of Budgets: why should individuals make spending choices about their health and social care?” in a report recently published online by the Centre for Health and the Public Interest.

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Catherine Needham, Senior LecturerCatherine Needham is a Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, developing research around public service reform and policy innovation. Her recent work has focused on co-production and personalisation, examining how those approaches are interpreted and applied in frontline practice, with a particular interest in social care. Her most recent book was published by the Policy Press in 2011 entitled, Personalising Public Services: Understanding the Personalisation Agenda.