fund-holding

fund-holding

(fŭnd'hōld'ing),
Term used in the UK for HMOs managed by general practitioners.
References in classic literature ?
Ye girls with golden guineas, ye nymphs with crisp bank-notes, mourn over the husband you have lost among you--over the Rogue who has broken the laws which, as the partner of a landed or fund-holding woman, he might have helped to make on the benches of the British Parliament
He said the establishment of fund-holding GP practices saved the hospitals as doctors arranged for consultants from further afield to hold local clinics.
The practice was stripped of its fund-holding status - the first time a Scottish health board has taken this step.
In April 1996, Nethergate became a fund-holding body with five doctors in the practice.
Figures from Worcestershire Health Authority show 25 fund-holding practices
They are also concerned that the authority's own budget deficit could increase if the GPs fail to keep their budgets on course before the fund-holding scheme is wound up by the Government next March.