South Derbyshire CCG ‘personal health budget’ video

“Jen agreed to be filmed to talk about her lived experience of a personal health budget.  Jen not only articulated the positive outcomes of the experience, but was able to provide some valuable insight into how to make the process better.  Jen comes from a marketing background and was also able to review the film with me to arrive at a meaningful and useful end product.”

Tina Brown, Commissioning Manager

I recently completed some filming with a great team at South Derbyshire CCG who commissioned my personal health budget. The Senior Commissioning Manager, Tina Brown, asked to film my partner Mark and I following the overwhelming success of my recovery following the Sensory integration Occupational Therapy. Personal Health Budgets for mental health that have used their award innovatively are quite rare, even nationally, so any opportunity to highlight positive and successful personalisation of care must be taken.

The film was recently released on the CCG’s personal health budget landing page. I was really pleased to not only be able to speak about my experiences but also helped to create the final editing for the film. Enough footage was taken for a shorter public facing version and a longer adaptation for internal training. We also hope for it to be used more widely for NHS England in the future.