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The National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Medical Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 23

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

The National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Medical Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

Made

8th February 2000

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

9th February 2000

Coming into force

1st March 2000

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) and sections 21, 22 and 105(7) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Medical Practice) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 1st March 2000.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Medical Practice) (Scotland) Regulations 1998(3).

(3) In these Regulations “primary care NHS trust” means an NHS trust to which certain functions referred to in section 12AA of the Act(4) are delegated by the Health Board.

(4) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 4 of the principal Regulations (experience and certificates required)–

(a)in paragraph (2) after the words “Health Board” there is inserted “or primary care NHS trust”; and

(b)in paragraph (3) after the words “Health Board” there is inserted “or primary care NHS trust”.

Amendment of regulation 14 of the principal Regulations

3.  In regulation 14 of the principal Regulations (appeal bodies) in paragraph 3(d) after the words “Health Board” where they first appear there is inserted “or primary care NHS trust”.

SUSAN DEACON

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

8th February 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Medical Practice) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/5) (“the principal Regulations”), which prescribe the medical experience which a medical practitioner is required to have acquired before being included in a Health Board’s list of practitioners undertaking to provide general medical services.

These Regulations amend the principal Regulations to include reference, where appropriate, to primary care NHS trusts to which responsibility for certain functions mentioned in Part II of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29) are delegated by Health Boards.

(1)

1972 c. 68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3). The function conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, insofar as within devolved competence, was transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998.

(2)

1978 c. 29. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998.

(3)

S.I. 1998/5, amended by S.I. 1998/669.

(4)

Section 12AA was inserted by the Health Act 1999 (c. 8), section 47

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