Will practice-based commissioning in the English NHS resolve the problems experienced by GP fundholding?

Ian Greener*, Russell Mannion

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Abstract

Labour's new approach to primary health care, based around the policy of practice-based commissioning, has considerable potential for learning from the general practitioner fundholding reforms put in place by the Conservative governments of the 1990s. However, practice-based commissioning seems to repeat many of the same problems as the earlier policy. Despite the increased scope for GPs to make a significant difference to the shape of local health economies because of the incentives and opportunities offered by payment by results and patient choice reforms, the potential problems of practice-based commissioning threaten the reform's viability and long-term success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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