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

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4.—(1) Where a patient has been–

(a)accepted on a provider’s list of patients under paragraph 9; or

(b)assigned to that list by the Health Board,

the provider shall, in addition to and without prejudice to its other obligations in respect of that patient under the agreement, invite the patient to participate in a consultation either at the provider’s practice premises or, if a medical condition of the patient so warrants, at one of the places referred to in paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 1.

(2) An invitation under sub-paragraph (1) to be issued within 6 months of the date of acceptance of the patient on, or their assignment to, the provider’s list of patients.

(3) Where a patient (or, in the case of a patient who is a child, the child’s parent) agrees to participate in a consultation mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) the provider shall, in the course of that consultation make such inquiries and undertake such examinations as appear to the provider to be appropriate in all the circumstances.

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