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

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Where the contractor changes from being an individual to a partnership

109.—(1) If—

(a)a contractor is an individual medical practitioner who proposes to practise in partnership (“the proposed partnership”) with one or more persons (“the proposed partners”);

(b)the proposed partners propose that the proposed partnership should enter into a new contract (“the new contract”) with the Health Board on as similar terms as possible to the contractor’s contract (“the old contract”) and, as a consequence;

(c)the contractor proposes to terminate the old contract,

the contractor and the proposed partners may give written notice of those matters to the Health Board which shall state—

(i)the name and address of the proposed partnership and of the proposed partners;

(ii)the date on which it is proposed that the partnership should be formed and become the contractor, which shall not be less than 28 days after the date of service of the notice;

(iii)that when the proposed partnership is formed, the requirements of regulations 4(2) and 5(1)(b) will be satisfied; and

(iv)whether or not the proposed partnership is to be a limited partnership and, if so, who will be a limited and who a general partner,

and the notice shall be signed by the contractor and by the proposed partners as proposed partners of the proposed partnership.

(2) If the Health Board is satisfied as to the accuracy of the matters specified in the notice under sub-paragraph (1), it shall give written notice to the contractor and the proposed partners that it is prepared—

(a)to terminate the old contract with effect from a specified date; and

(b)to enter into a new contract with the proposed partnership with effect from that date which shall be on the same terms as the old contract, with only such changes as are necessary to reflect the fact that the contractor will be a partnership and not an individual medical practitioner,

and the notice shall specify the changes which the Health Board considers are necessary in terms of paragraph (b).

(3) Where it is reasonably practicable, the date specified by the Health Board in the notice under sub-paragraph (2) shall be the date proposed in the notice served under sub-paragraph (1) or, where that date is not reasonably practicable, the date specified shall be a date after that proposed date that is as close to it as is reasonably practicable.

(4) If the contractor and the proposed partners agree with what is contained in the notice by the Health Board under sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)the Health Board and the contractor shall agree in writing to terminate the old contract with effect from the date specified in that notice; and

(b)the Health Board and the partnership shall enter into a new contract with the Health Board with effect from that date on the terms mentioned in paragraph (b) of that sub-paragraph but subject to the changes specified in that notice.

(5) This paragraph is without prejudice to any other way in which the old contract may be terminated and a new contract entered into with the partnership.

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