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2(1)The National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997 is amended as follows.
(2)In section 1 (pilot schemes)—
(a)subsection (1)(a) and the succeeding “or” are repealed,
(b)in subsection (2), the words from “personal medical services”, where they first occur, to “services or” are repealed,
(c)in subsection (3)—
(i)in paragraph (a), the words “personal medical services or” are repealed,
(ii)in paragraph (b), after “which” insert “(not being primary medical services)”,
(d)in subsection (5), paragraph (a) is repealed,
(e)in subsection (8), for the definition of “personal medical services” substitute—
““primary medical services” has the same meaning as for the purposes of Part I of the 1978 Act;”.
(3)Section 2 (pilot schemes for provision of personal medical services) is repealed.
(4)In section 5 (approval of pilot schemes for provision of personal medical services etc.), subsections (4) and (7) are repealed.
(5)Sections 11 to 13 (medical practitioners to be suitably experienced and lists) and 15 (liabilities and obligations in relation to deputies) are repealed.
(6)Section 23(2) (right to choose medical practitioner in relation to primary medical services) is repealed.
(7)Section 33 (medical lists and vacancies for medical practitioners) is repealed.
(8)In section 40(2) (interpretation), the definitions of “medical list” and “personal medical services” are repealed.
(9)Schedule 1 (preferential treatment on transferring to medical lists) is repealed.
(10)In Schedule 2 (amendments of enactments)—
(a)paragraphs 37 and 39 to 41 are repealed,
(b)paragraph 57, in so far as providing for a definition of “personal medical services”, is repealed.
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