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Fund Holding

Volume 202: debated on Friday 24 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the expenditure by his Department on the general practitioner fund-holding scheme.

In the first year of the scheme 306 practices representing 1,720 GPs are managing a total budget of £397,600,000 to purchase health care for their patients. The benefits of fund holding are now widely recognised.