GPs accept patients' vote on fundholding

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1412 (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1412
  1. Michael A Varnam,
  2. Malcolm Barker
  1. 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 …

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