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

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Conditions relating solely to medical practitioners

4.—(1) In the case of a contract to be entered into with a medical practitioner, that practitioner must be a general medical practitioner.

(2) In the case of a contract to be entered into with a partnership—

(a)at least one partner (who must not be a limited partner) must be a general medical practitioner; and

(b)any other partner who is a medical practitioner must—

(i)be a general medical practitioner, or

(ii)be employed, in Scotland, by a Health Board, in England and Wales, by a Primary Care trust, Local Health Board, NHS trust, a NHS Foundation trust, or, in Northern Ireland, by a Health and Social Services Trust.

(3) In the case of a contract to be entered into with a company limited by shares—

(a)at least one share in the company must be legally and beneficially owned by a general medical practitioner; and

(b)any other share or shares in the company that are legally and beneficially owned by a medical practitioner must be so owned by—

(i)a general medical practitioner, or

(ii)a medical practitioner who is employed, in Scotland, by a Health Board, in England and Wales, by a Primary Care Trust, Local Health Board, NHS trust, or a NHS foundation trust, or in Northern Ireland, by a Health and Social Services trust.

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