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The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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18.—(1) An agreement must specify–

(a)the services to be provided;

(b)subject to paragraph (2), the address of each of the premises to be used by the provider or any sub-contractor for the provision of such services;

(c)to whom such services are to be provided;

(d)the period (if any) for which the services are to be provided; and

(e)where the agreement does not include the provision of essential services, the area (if any) in which the provider agrees to attend on patients outside the practice premises.

(2) The premises referred to in paragraph (1)(b) do not include–

(a)the homes of patients;

(b)any other premises where services are provided on an emergency basis.

(3) Where on the date on which the agreement is to be made, the Health Board is not satisfied that all or any of the premises specified in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(b) meet the requirements set out in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1, the agreement may not be made unless it includes a plan, drawn up jointly by the Health Board and the provider, which specifies–

(a)the steps to be taken by the provider to bring the premises up to the relevant standard;

(b)any financial support that may be made available from the Health Board; and

(c)the timescale on which the steps referred to in sub-paragraph (a) will be taken.

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