To ask the Secretary of State for Health what have been the payments made to GP fundholders in each region in each year since 1990–91 in (a) management allowances and (b) computer costs.
Available data on general practitioner fundholders' management allowances (PFMA) since 1990–91 are set out in the tables, which distinguish PFMA (general) from PFMA (computing).The PFMA (general) coverage was increased in 1995–96, to include an element for the running costs of fundholding computer systems, which had previously been paid separately.PFMA (computing) was introduced as a separate component of PFMA in 1996–97 to cover the costs of purchase or lease of fundholding computer systems. Up until April 1996 GP fundholders received reimbursement for these computer costs via the Statement of Fees and Allowances. As a result, audited information is not held centrally which identifies GP fundholding costs. However, estimates of moneys allocated to support GP fundholding computing costs from 1991–92 to 1994–95 are also shown.
|Practice Fund Management Allowance by RHA in England— 1990–91 to 1995–96|
|Regional health authorities||1990–91||1991–92||1992–93||1993–94||1994–95||1995–96|
|Northern and Yorkshire||1,082||2,343||4,466||6,040||8,254||14.859|
|Anglia and Oxford||1,015||2,210||4,816||7,212||9,278||13,163|
|Practice Fund Management Allowance by NHS Executive RO in England—1996–97 and 1997–98|
|Northern and Yorkshire||17,886||2,175||19,186||294|
|Anglia and Oxford||13,771||1,200||13,853||294|
1990–91 to 1995–96: annual accounts of Family Health Services
1996–97: FDL(96)35 and FDL(96)42, revised slightly.
Data for 1990–91 to 1994–95 presented on Regional Office boundaries.
Estimated spend on Information Technology to support GPFundholding by Regional Health Authority inEngland— 1991–92 to 1994–95
Regional health authorities
|Northern and Yorkshire||2,099||3,093||2,129||2,717|
|Anglia and Oxford||1,446||1,989||2,144||1,894|
Estimates taken from FIS4 returns by FHSAs.