Definitions

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  • n. The holding of a fund
  • n. A former system of state funding of general practitioners in which they were allocated a budget for services by the local hospital

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Clarke experimented with variable prices when he introduced GP fundholding in the early 1990s.

    The NHS deserves better than government meddling | David Miliband

  • As he will see, studies show that GP fundholding and practice-based commissioning delivered shorter waits and fewer referrals to hospitals for patients.

    Letters: Deconstruction of the NHS bill

  • The sadness of all of this is that if the present Government had left GP fundholding in place (broadly similar to the system they are now 'introducing'), something which of course they couldn't as it had been brought in by the Tories (a sysyem that if one remembers we were told '' needed to get better''), we'd have got a much better results for our money.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • "They are a natural conclusion of the GP commissioning role that began with fundholding in the 1990s and, more recently, of the previous government's agenda of GP polysystems and pratice-based commissioning," they said.

    BBC News - Home

  • The mechanism was GP fundholding, which enabled local doctors to call the shots from the ground, rather than bigwigs from the centre.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • GP fundholding was established by John Major's government in the 1990s.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The letter added: "They are a natural conclusion of the GP commissioning role that began with fundholding in the 1990s and, more recently, of the previous government's agenda of GP polysystems and practice-based commissioning."

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Mr Cameron also criticised the BMA for opposing foundation hospitals, GP fundholding, and longer opening hours for GP surgeries.

    BBC News - Home

  • Between 1991 and 1997 under previous fundholding arrangements GPs became better at allocating scarce NHS resources; they responded to incentives and referral rates amongst fundholding practices fell.

    The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion Forum

  • For example, admissions for elective procedures amongst fundholding practices were 3.3 percent lower than they would have otherwise had been.

    The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion Forum

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