Our local NHS-commissioned Personal Health Budget Service

ecdp provides a local NHS-commissioned Personal Health Budget service in Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Local Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

ecdp is commissioned by eleven local Clinical Commissioning Groups (or CCGs) to provide Personal Health Budget services to eligible people living in Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

An end-to-end service

We provide an ‘end-to-end service’, which supports individuals from initial referral, through formal provision of advice and information, support planning, employment and recruitment support, and we help people to think about the various ways in which a Personal Health Budget might be managed. This could be through a payment made directly to the person (a direct payment) or via a managed service provided by ecdp.

You must be referred to ecdp to access our formal Personal Health Budget service

Our service is accessed on a referral basis only so if you are interested in working with ecdp you need to contact your own local Clinical Commissioning Group who can provide you with further advice or a referral if appropriate.

You can identify your local Clinical Commissioning Group on the NHS Choices web site 

The Personal Health Budget journey

Once we receive a formal referral from your Clinical Commissioning Group, our team of advisors will work alongside you on your Personal Health Budget journey. The process typically takes between six and twelve weeks from the point of referral, depending on the complexity of your needs and allowing for approvals and sign-off from your local Clinical Commissioning Group.

For general information on our formal service for existing customers, please contact us.

News update