NHS will pay patients money, so that they independently control funds for treatment

The new initiative of the UK National Health Service (NHS) is designed to "give power back to the patients" and reduce the burden on emergency services. According to a new initiative called "to return power back into the hands of patients", very soon 350 thousand patients of the National Health Service of Great Britain will receive money to pay for their treatment, which can amount to tens of thousands of pounds. To date, approximately 23 thousand people received money by a similar scheme, but calls for increasing this number are very loud. The initiative will give incapacitated people, patients with mental illness and dementia the right to choose and pay for the treatment they want or need. After complaining about that NHS cannot satisfactorily support the health of thousands of war veterans and people who use wheelchairs, they were promised to get money for their treatment.

The innovation will give patients, especially those who suffer from long-term illnesses, the right to choose and pay for treatment that can improve their health. People who are eligible to this help will be able to receive money on their account, third party account or leave to the control of NHS. As for children and people unable to manage money, parents or guardians will be able to manage the funds. The decision was supported by the Minister of Health, Jeremy Hunt, and the Chief Executive Officer of NHS, Simon Stevens. The initiative will be finaly issued later this year, when the government announces changes in health care and social assistance.

The ministers believe that the innovation will improve the attitude of patients to work of NHS and relieve the stress from the budget for social assistance. An example of the new scheme is 90 year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who uses the money paid to pay for home care, as well as for the work of a temporary nurse, when the family can not take care of her. According to the report, since the patient began to pay for her own treatment, she was never hospitalized urgently. Caroline Dinenage from the Ministry of Health said: "If you have special needs, the current health system can be very complicated, so it is right that people should be involved in making important decisions about their treatment. These innovations will return power back to patients and their families, potentially allowing 50,000 people to get money for their treatment if they want to.

However, Rohit Patni, one of the founders of WeMa Life, said that giving patients freedom as for their treatment can result in problems for NHS, which can lead to millions of wasted funds. "I am not surprised by the government's new idea, given their desire to shift most of the responsibility to the patients themselves. However, many will be wondering, whether it reasonable to give the money to patients for treatment", - Patni said. "It is important that patients can get more support so that they can find the best treatment option for themselves, otherwise it will be a waste of money. Although it is fine that people will get some financial help that they can use for caring for themselves outside limits of the hospital. But if they do not get prompt about where to find the help they need, there is a possibility that this initiative will prove to be a failure.

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