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The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

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PART 9MISCELLANEOUS

Clinical governance

79.—(1) The provider must have an effective system of clinical governance.

(2) The provider must nominate a person who will have responsibility for ensuring the effective operation of a system of clinical governance.

(3) The person nominated under sub-paragraph (2) must be a person who performs or manages services under the agreement.

(4) In this paragraph “system of clinical governance” means a framework through which the provider endeavours continuously to improve the quality of its services and safeguard high standards of care by creating an environment in which clinical excellence can flourish.

Medical Indemnity Insurance

80.—(1) The provider must at all times have in force in relation to it an indemnity arrangement which provides appropriate cover under the agreement.

(2) The provider must not sub-contract its obligations to provide clinical services under the agreement unless it has satisfied itself that the sub-provider has in force in relation to it an indemnity arrangement which provides appropriate cover.

(3) In this paragraph—

(a)“indemnity arrangement” means a contract of insurance or other arrangement made for the purpose of indemnifying the provider;

(b)“appropriate cover” means cover against liabilities that may be incurred by the provider in the performance of clinical services under the agreement, which is appropriate, having regard to the nature and extent of the risks in the performance of such services; and

(c)a provider must be regarded as having in force in relation to it an indemnity arrangement if there is an indemnity arrangement in force in relation to a person employed or engaged by that provider in connection with clinical services which that person provides under the agreement or, as the case may be, sub-contract.

Public Liability Insurance

81.  The provider must at all times hold adequate public liability insurance in relation to liabilities to third parties arising under or in connection with the agreement which are not covered by an indemnity arrangement referred to in paragraph 80.

Gifts

82.—(1) The provider must keep a register of gifts which—

(a)are given to any of the persons specified in sub-paragraph (2) by or on behalf of—

(i)a patient;

(ii)a relative of a patient; or

(iii)any person who provides or wishes to provide services to the provider or its patients in connection with the agreement; and

(b)have, in its reasonable opinion, an individual value of more than £100.00.

(2) The persons referred to in sub-paragraph (1); are—

(a)the provider;

(b)where a partnership is a party to the agreement, any partner in the partnership;

(c)where a limited liability partnership is a party to the agreement, any member of the limited liability partnership;

(d)where a company is a party to the agreement—

(i)any member of the company; or

(ii)a director or secretary of the company;

(e)any person employed by the provider for the purposes of the agreement;

(f)any general medical practitioner engaged by the provider for the purposes of the agreement;

(g)any spouse or civil partner of an individual (where an individual is a party to the agreement) or of a person specified in paragraphs (b) to (f); or

(h)any person whose relationship with any individual (where an individual is a party to the agreement) or with a person specified in paragraphs (b) to (f) has the characteristics of the relationship between spouses or civil partners.

(3) Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply where—

(a)there are reasonable grounds for believing that the gift is unconnected with services provided or to be provided by the provider;

(b)the provider is not aware of the gift; or

(c)the provider is not aware that the donor wishes to provide services to the provider.

(4) The provider must take reasonable steps to ensure that it is informed of gifts which fall within sub-paragraph (1) and which are given to the persons specified in sub-paragraph (2)(b) to (h).

(5) The register referred to in sub-paragraph (1) must include the following information:—

(a)the name of the donor;

(b)in a case where the donor is a patient, the patient’s National Health Service number or, if the number is not known, the patient’s address;

(c)in any other case, the address of the donor;

(d)the nature of the gift;

(e)the estimated value of the gift; and

(f)the name of the person or persons who received the gift.

(6) The provider must make the register available to the Health Board on request.

Compliance with legislation and guidance

83.  The provider must—

(a)comply with all relevant legislation; and

(b)have regard to all relevant guidance issued by the Health Board and the Scottish Ministers.

Third party rights

84.  The agreement will not create any right enforceable by any person not a party to it.

Duty of candour

85.  The provider must have arrangements in place which operate in accordance with Part 2 of the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016(1), and any regulations or directions made under that part of that Act(2).

(2)

S.S.I. 20185/57 are made under section 22 of the 2016 Act.

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