fundholding


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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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Four years ago GPs controlled just 15 per cent of the NHS budget through the fundholding scheme.
On health, the SDLP is working to end GP fundholding and reduce bureaucracy in the health service.
Dr Fish said: "In the East Primary Care Group there's a huge range of practice premises and over the past 12 years of fundholding we have some GP members who seem to have missed out on every grant available, whereas others now have very suitable premises.
Although fundholding doctors predict that waiting lists will grow as a result, the move was welcomed by the British Medical Association.
In this way, GP fundholding makes GPs more accountable financially for their medical choices.
WRITING in the British Medical Journal, Dr Ford said: "The rock on which fundholding and the current reforms have been based, and on which the NHS is about to founder, is the belief that it is or can be a business.
19) Some physicians in the United Kingdom--25 percent as of April 1993--are subject to an alternative budgeting scheme, known as the GP fundholding scheme.
Organised around GPs, PCTs were created with the belief that they would lead to an integration of clinical and financial decision-making (Secretary of State for Health, 1997), which may be described as either the phasing out, or universalising, of the idea of GP fundholding (Klein, 1998).
SCOTS Tory leader David McLetchie said yesterday he would restore the old system of GP fundholding for family doctors and accused Labour of "ideological vandalism" for scrapping the system.
This is the Government that destroyed GP fundholding in 1997; now they have devised a system of fund-holding for hospitals.
Afterwards, Mr Fabricant said: 'This problem arose when GP Fundholding was abolished by this Labour Government.
In addition to more than 40 large top fundholding companies from Europe and the USA, Incam will present new fund-based products as well as financial planning over the Internet.