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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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Nicola Cook, the primary fundholder with the Aurora Foundation, said: "We believe this was the biggest firewalk ever held in Newcastle .
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.
An Acorn Fundholder commits a minimum of pounds 1,000 a year ( less after tax relief ( to build up their own personal fund at the Community Foundation, which all support local projects like Lawnmowers.
Dorrell ended up telling the woman: 'Well, in that case go and register with a fundholder.
Mr Dorrell was booed by a TV studio audience on Thursday when Pet said her heart surgery was delayed because her GP was not a fundholder.
Patients waiting for hip replacements at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital have to wait 12 months - unless their GP happens to be a fundholder, when they have to wait only 12 weeks
He was confronted by Pet Whittaker, of Exeter, Devon, who said her surgery was delayed because her GP was not a fundholder.
He has been refused rapid treatment because his GP is not a fundholder and so cannot pay the hospital for his op.
He has quit the scheme claiming he would prefer to carry on as a GP fundholder until that scheme is ended next year.
at is an insult to fundholders in that it implies that we have neither the intelligence nor the alertness to spot when some get-rich-quick scheme is not all that it seems to be.
Because of the mystique fine art creates for itself, fundholders feel they have to be led by experts who hold the key to this mystique and therein lie all the opportunities for abuse of privilege.
Sovereign fundholders might find it attractive to invest in a share of, say, the NEC, and the council would certainly welcome the cash that might generate.