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

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Conditions for employment and engagement

21.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), a provider shall not employ or engage a medical practitioner (other than one falling within paragraph 17(2)) unless–

(a)that practitioner has provided the provider with the name and address of the Health Boards on whose primary medical services performers lists the practitioner appears; and

(b)the provider has checked that the practitioner meets the requirements in paragraph 17.

(2) Where the employment or engagement of a medical practitioner is urgently needed and it is not possible for the provider to check the matters referred to in paragraph 17 in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(b) before employing or engaging the practitioner, the practitioner may be employed or engaged on a temporary basis for a single period of up to 7 days whilst such checks are undertaken.

(3) Where the prospective employee is a GP Registrar, the requirements set out in sub paragraph (1) shall apply with the modifications that–

(a)the name and address provided under sub-paragraph (1) may be the name and address of the Health Boards on whose primary medical services performers lists the GP Registrar has applied for inclusion; and

(b)confirmation that the GP Registrar’s name appears on those lists shall not be required until the end of the first two months of the GP Registrar’s training period.

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