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fundholding

(formerly, in the National Health Service in Britain) the system enabling general practitioners to receive a fixed budget from which to pay for primary care, drugs, and nonurgent hospital treatment for patients
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Fundholders were given an additional annual allowance of $55,000 per practice to spend on personnel to help manage the fundholding process.
Indeed, the GP fundholder market, with its multiplicity of purchasers in each locality, seems closer to the private sector for health services in the US than to the health authority market.
A landlord, for example, who held no government paper, would be fored to sell part of his land or to borrow from a fundholder, who held a surplus of the special checks.
In photos posted on the site, Mrs Cooper is pictured with BNP leader Nick Griffin, party activist Angelos Gavriel and Martin Vaughan, the party's fundholder for South Tyneside.
We have the opportunity to refer patients to England but having experience of being a fundholder in the past, patients unfortunately do not want to travel.
This budget was deducted from the one received by the HA in the area in which the fundholder was situated.
I appreciate that my doctor needs to keep his costs down as he is a fundholder but I don't want my health to suffer as a result.
They have now told Hannah's family doctor that they can no longer afford to pay, and he must foot the bill because he is a GP fundholder.
And plans to devolve budgets from trusts to family GPs is a Labour version of the Tories' derided GP fundholder scheme, say opponents.
Nicola Cook, the primary fundholder with the Aurora Foundation, said: "We believe this was the biggest firewalk ever held in Newcastle .
Dorrell ended up telling the woman: 'Well, in that case go and register with a fundholder.
When she went back and said I was not a fundholder, she was told the operation would not happen for another 18 months - if ever.