Technology in Emergency Care: PDF OnlyGeneral Practitioner Fund holding in the Reformed National Health Service: A Descriptive AnalysisAnthony, Philip PhDAuthor Information Assistant Director (Research), National Health Service Executive, Information Management Group, National Casemix Office, National Health Service, Winchester, England Journal of Ambulatory Care Management: April 1996 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 75-83 Buy Abstract Since 1991, general practitioners in Britain have been able to apply for fund holding status. This provides them with a budget allocation with which to purchase specified care for their patients rather than using arrangements established by the District Health Authority. The article describes fund holding, and the arguments that support and oppose the Initiative are rehearsed. These are then investigated in the context of treatment data. The article suggests that while some real benefits to patients have probably resulted from fund holding, these are limited due to the nature of the scheme and its domination by enthuasiasts © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.