GPs accept patients' vote on fundholdingBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1412 (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1412
- Michael A Varnam,
- Malcolm Barker
- General practitioner Finance manager Windmill Practice, Sneinton Health Centre, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4PJ
EDITOR,—We were interested to read of the ballot of patients in Leicestershire over fundholding.1 We carried out a similar consultation process, which ended with a different result.
We are a small inner city practice, with 70% of our patients attracting a medium deprivation payment. Fundholding seemed to be the natural progression of the services we were already providing, and we believed that it would provide more choice for patients …