fund-holding

fund-holding

(fŭnd'hōld'ing),
Term used in the UK for HMOs managed by general practitioners.
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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!
As well as advising on the operational set-up of the fund-holding company, Ward Hadaway also acted for the holding company to help secure the pounds 125m funding and to agree and finalise agreements for how the funds are distributed and managed.
The MP said the two hospitals had been put at risk by the abolition of GP fund-holding.
The GP fund-holding system is being abolished in the Government's Health Bill going through Parliament.
The practice was stripped of its fund-holding status - the first time a Scottish health board has taken this step.
To underline the party's determination he released a copy of his orders to NHS chiefs to cut red tape and wipe out the two-tier service offered by fund-holding GPs.
Many cast-off patients are from the most vulnerable sections of society and watchdogs claim some fund-holding GPs are much more interested in revamping their surgeries.
Money doesn't seem to be a factor because the practice isn't a fund-holding one."
He said the establishment of fund-holding GP practices saved the hospitals as doctors arranged for consultants from Wolverhampton and further afield to hold local clinics.
The Government plan to replace fund-holding with a system of "local commissioning", which is already running on a trial basis in some parts of the country.
PCGs were intended to satisfy Labour's pledge to abolish fund-holding and sla sh NHS bureaucracy.
Figures from Worcestershire Health Authority show 25 fund-holding practices

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