Echo of fundholding as GPs get real budgets

Anekwe, Lilian
March 2009
Pulse;3/4/2009, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p4
The article reports on the negotiation between entrepreneurial practice-based commissioning (PBC) clusters and primary care trusts (PCTs) on the management of indicative budgets in Great Britain. Under the deal, PCTs will allocate a certain amount of money to general practitioners (GPs) to spend on drugs, commissioning outpatient services and hospital services. The savings generated by the PBC will be divided by 70:30 in favor of PBC and GPs.


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