Comment on Personal Health Budgets - Emma Soames, Saga.Monday 28 June 2010
Comment on Personal Health Budgets - Emma Soames, Saga.
“It’s bad enough suffering from a chronic condition without the added hassle of layers of red tape and having to coerce or coax Primary Care Trusts into providing it,” said Emma Soames, editor-at-large of Saga magazine.
“Nobody knows better about managing their health than the patient with a long-term chronic condition. We welcome the rollout of personal budgets to those eight PCTs - this will give older people control over managing their health, a much underrated self-administered power.
“We must not forget carers either – there will be huge and positive implications for the nation’s carers. Personal budgets will allow carers to raise their support levels even further, but may also prove to be life-changers in terms of them finally being able to afford hugely-deserved respite breaks.”
For more information please contact the Saga Press Office on 01303 771529
Share this page
The Saga Group Communications Team only deal with enquiries from the media.
If you're not a journalist, visit our contact us page for a full list of telephone numbers.
Head of Communications, Saga Group Saga Holidayslisa.email@example.com
Senior PR Manager, Insurance and Personal Financeangela.firstname.lastname@example.org
PR Manager, Saga Holidays and Cruisesnaomi.email@example.com