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The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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29.—(1) Where the contract is with one of the persons specified in paragraph (2), the contract must, subject to regulation 17, provide for the contractor to provide in core hours to the contractor’s registered patients and persons accepted by the contractor as temporary residents, such of the additional services as are equivalent to services which that medical practitioner or practitioners was or were providing to that practitioner’s or those practitioners' patients on the date that the contract is entered into except to the extent that—

(a)the provision of any of those services by that medical practitioner or practitioners is due to come to an end on or before the date on which the services are required to start being provided under the contract; and

(b)prior to the signing of the contract, the Health Board has accepted in writing a written request from the contractor that the contract should not require the contractor to provide all or any of those additional services.

(2) The persons referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)an individual medical practitioner who, on 31st March 2004, was providing services under section 19 of the Act (arrangements and regulations for general medical services);

(b)a partnership at least one partner of which was, on 31st March 2004, a medical practitioner providing services under that section; or

(c)a company in which one or more of the shareholders was, on 31st March 2004, a medical practitioner providing services under that section.

(3) This regulation applies only to contracts under which services are to be provided from 1st April 2004.

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