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
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.