Labour fudge on fundholdingBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7087.1065e (Published 12 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1065
- Jack Warden, parliamentary correspondent
The future of GP fundholding remains in the balance if a Labour government is elected in Britain on 1 May.
In contrast to previous commitments to “abolish” or “replace” fundholding, the Labour party manifesto is non-committal, promising only to “remove the disadvantages that have come from the present system” and proceed with locality commissioning.
But, having diluted that commitment, Labour strengthens another on funding. It now matches the Conservatives …