HC Deb 19 February 1992 vol 204 cc210-1W
Mr. Hume

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement detailing communications to general medical practitioners encouraging fund-holding practices outlining what incentives exist and detailing the extent and timing of contact on the matter with health and social services boards with whom the general medical practitioners have their contracts.

Mr. Hanky

A detailed programme setting out how the GP fund-holding scheme will work in Northern Ireland and inviting expressions of interest was sent to all general practitioners on 16 December 1991. Expressions of interest will be accepted up to the beginning of March 1992 after which there will be a process of assessment in which health and social services boards will be closely involved.

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