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Table 1 Table 1: Budgetary Control of PPDPs

From: Organisational development in general practice: lessons from practice and professional development plans (PPDPs)

Budget Location Pros Cons
Health Authority . Strategic overview . Bureaucratic procedures
  . Objective assessment of . Lack understanding of general practice-based
  development priorities primary care
  . Management expertise . Other priorities, e.g. waiting lists and secondary
   care
   . Little experience of supporting organisational
   development in primary care
Primary Care Group . Local knowledge of priorities . Local rivalries for resources
(Local Health Groups in . Good understanding of general . Other priorities, e.g. drug budgets
Wales) practice-based primary care . Often little experience of supporting
  . Multiprofessional input at PCG organisational development in primary care
  board  
Department of . Regional overview . Other priorities and demands, e.g. revalidation /
Postgraduate Education . Educational expertise appraisal of general practitioners
for General Practice . Effective professional network . No experience of supporting organisational
   development in primary care
   . Uniprofessional perspective
General Practice . Devolved decision making re . No experience of supporting organisational
  process and facilitators development in primary care
  . Increased ownership and . Audit and probity: who ensures 'value for money'
  commitment and appropriate use of resources?
   . Quality assurance: who ensures compliance with
   project specifications?