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

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Amendment of the National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

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15.  In schedule 1 (content of agreements)—

(a)in paragraph 12(2) (prescribing) for “; and” substitute “.”;

(b)in paragraph 15(1) (excessive prescribing) for “was” substitute “is”;

(c)in paragraph 33(5)(c) (sub-contracting of clinical matters) after “December” insert “2010”;

(d)in paragraph 36(1)(a) (records) for “the purpose” substitute “that purpose”;

(e)in paragraph 40 (patient online appointment services)—

(i)omit “and” at the end of sub-paragraph (1)(a);

(ii)in sub-paragraph (3) insert “.” after “accordingly”; and

(iii)in sub-paragraph (5)(a) for “book” substitute “book,”;

(f)in paragraph 43 (provision of information to a medical officer etc)—

(i)in the heading insert “.” after “etc”; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (4)—

(aa)in head (c) for “Health Professions Council” substitute “Health and Care Professions Council”; and

(bb)in head (d) for “Health Professions Council” substitute “Health and Care Professions Council”;

(g)in paragraph 44(7) (annual return and review) for “(2)” substitute “(5)”;

(h)in paragraph 56 (local resolution of contract disputes – Local Dispute Resolution Process)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1), in paragraph (c) of the definition of “local resolution approved mediator functions”, for “(9).” substitute “(9);”; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (9) for “(4)” substitute “(6)”;

(i)in paragraph 57 (dispute resolution: non-NHS agreements)—

(i)for the heading “Dispute resolution: non-NHS agreements” substitute the heading “Dispute resolution: non-NHS contracts”; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (1) for “an NHS agreement” substitute “an NHS contract”;

(j)in paragraph 68 (other grounds for termination by the Health Board)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (3)(l)(i) for “anybody; or” substitute “any body; or”; and

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (3)(m)(v) omit “or”;

(k)at the end of paragraph 69(2)(n) (other grounds for termination by the Health Board for agreements entered into on or after 22nd December 2010) omit “or”;

(l)in the heading to paragraph 73 (termination by the Health Board: additional provisions specific to agreements with one or more companies limited by shares) for “companies limited by shares” substitute “bodies corporate”; and

(m)in paragraph 76(2)(c) (agreement sanctions and the dispute resolution procedure) insert “—” after the second occurrence of “either”.

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