HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c384W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many applications he has received for total fundholding; in which health authority they are located; how many he has approved; what is the total annual fund budget in each case; and how many patients are on the lists of the practices concerned. [19916]

Mr. Hague

Eight proposals were received for projects to test the development of total purchasing by GP fundholders, of which four have been approved.

Two projects, involving approximately 50,000 patients each, are in Gwent. Both the new Morgannwg and Dyfed health authority areas will include one project covering about 20,000 patients in each case.

The purchasing budgets for these projects have not yet been set. These will be agreed between the health authorities and the fundholding practices involved.