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General Practitioner (GP) fundholding gaining in popularity:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Some 3,100 GPs in England have applied to become fundholders in the next wave of the scheme. By April next year over half of GPs in England will be fundholders, says Health Minister Gerald Malone. The scheme has been expanded to include smaller practices (5,000 instead of 7,000 patients) and "community fundholding" for practices with over 3,000 patients. Fundholding will also include all elective surgery and outpatients and specialist nursing services. The pilot projects whereby GPs can purchase the full range of hospital and community services will be increased to 25. Currently, almost 10,500 GPs are fundholders, covering over 41% of the population in England.

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