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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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JCF Fundholders make an average of 15 grants per fund per year, with a median grant amount of USD 500 and average grant amount of USD 7,400.
"Our goal is to help our Fundholders be more strategic and thoughtful in their charitable giving, and achieve their vision for making the world a better place."
In 1997, the Labor government proposed the reconfiguration of the system, with the creation of Primary Care Groups (PCGs), which should be an evolution of fundholders, extending its sphere of responsibility by allocating resources in the system.
General practitioners could also voluntarily become GP fundholders, alongside health authority purchasers, having responsibility (in a limited way) for devolved budgets for purchasing elective care and prescribing.
Towards an understanding of health care purchasing: The purchasing behaviour of general practice fundholders. Journal of Marketing Management, 11(6), 583-600.
Upon their election success of 1997, one of the government's first attempts at NHS change was in the area of primary care with the formation of Primary Care Groups (now Primary Care Trusts) that amalgamated GP fundholders together in an attempt to reintegrate general practitioners back into primary care systems, and also to bridge barriers between health and social care delivery.
The older industrial model of welfare in which different bureaucracies and different fundholders sorted-out problems for separate groups of income support clients, health care clients and housing clients creates as many problems as it solves.
The main fundholders - The Arts Council, Sandwell Council and regional development agency Advantage West Midlands - were forced to stump up an extra pounds 4 million each to keep the project going.
Thousands of organizations, such as health authorities, general practitioner fundholders, and NHS trusts, competed in the planning, funding, and delivery of health care in a way that hindered an appropriate coordination between them (Parliament 1997, 13).
The foundation is urging organisers of youth projects in Dunchurch to apply for grants and its fundholders also hope to secure a new round of government cash for community schemes across the borough.
In Cornfeld, the plaintiff (IIT) was a Luxembourg trust fund holding a portfolio of securities investments in which several thousand fundholders participated.