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

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Arrangements for GP Registrars

57.—(1) The contractor shall only employ a GP Registrar for the purpose of being trained by a GP Trainer with the agreement of the Scottish Ministers and subject to the conditions in sub-paragraph (2).

(2) The conditions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are that the contractor shall not, by reason only of having employed or engaged a GP Registrar, reduce the total number of hours for which other medical practitioners perform primary medical services under the contract or for which other staff assist them in the performance of those services.

(3) A contractor which employs a GP Registrar shall—

(a)offer the GP Registrar terms of employment in accordance with the rates and subject to the conditions contained in any directions given by the Scottish Ministers to Health Boards under section 17M of the Act(1) concerning the grants, fees, travelling and other allowances payable to GP Registrars; and

(b)take into account any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in relation to the GP Registrar Scheme(2).

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Section 17M was inserted by the 2004 Act, section 4.

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The current guidance is the GP Registrar Scheme Vocational Guide for General Medical practice—the UK Guide 2000 published by the Department of Health and available on their website at www.doh.gov.uk/medicaltrainingintheuk or by writing to the Department of Health, P.O. Box 777, London SE1 6XH.

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