fundholding


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fundholding

(ˈfʌndˌhəʊldɪŋ)
n
(Economics) (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
ˈfundˌholder n
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There was some piloting and research on General Practitioner Fundholding, and researchers have attempted to evaluate the changes after the event.
The conditions for fundholding have not yet been created, noted the project manager.
Tory MPs want the new GP fundholding consortia in place by April 2013, but in the light of Mr Clegg's latest intervention, this is looking like an increasingly forlorn hope.
In the 1990s efforts by the Conservative Party to introduce GP fundholding saw only half of them take up the offer.
He previously held the deputy director of finance position for North Tyneside PCT from 2002 to 2004 and prior to that, he was primary care group manager for Whitley Bay PCG and GP fundholding manager for Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority.
York University's Professor Alan Maynard, the economist whose ideas led to GP fundholding and Nice, the body which assesses the clinical performance of drugs, is fond of saying we should use as a template the 1845 Lunacy Act.
This Scottish White Paper sets out the new Labour government's stall for phasing out the internal market, and with it GP fundholding and contracting for services.
They scrapped GP fundholding, now they are bringing it back.
The New Labour Government then abolished fundholding for GPs, the system by which GPs paid hospitals for every treatment their patients got.
The Tories tried that with GP fundholding, it didn't work, why will it with hospitals?
Anxiety and depression in general practitioners: Associations with type of practice, fundholding, gender and other personal characteristics.
Since then, there has been continuous re-organisation, which includes the creation and then abolition of GP fundholding, the setting-up of NHS trusts, health authorities being abolished and local health boards created and finally devolution and the National Assembly.