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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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Under Tory rules, patients of opt-out GP fundholders were often able to leap to the front of queues for treatment.
Trust hospitals will still, of course, have to enter into contract with purchasers like district health authorities and GP fundholders for service provision.
The Corporation's ability in managing the Mutual Funds in very well reflected in the soundness of their portfolios, which is evident from the fact that fundholders have been regularly receiving very attractive dividends.
In addition, Morningstar maintains that these nominees and their fund companies "treat their fundholders well from a stewardship perspective.
The announcement that from next April many pension fundholders would be able to take a lump sum from 55 years old without buying an annuity and with minimal tax impact was heralded as a great day for choice.
Donors are invited to make a gift directly to the organization of their choice, while donor advised fundholders of Community Foundation may recommend a matching grant distribution directly from their fund.
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.
Acorn Fundholders come from all walks of life and are not in the super rich league.
In both countries, the introduction of quasi markets via the purchaser/provider split that devolved purchasing power down to the level of Trusts or GP fundholders more clearly emulated market mechanisms (Harrison and Ahmad 2000).
But Warwickshire Health Authority and the groups have inherited the debts previously accumulated by GP fundholders in the county.
When they were first introduced in the early 1980s, 12b-1 fees were touted as a boon to fundholders.
Nationally, the switch of funds will be made by banning GPs from becoming fundholders this year - a saving of pounds 20 million.