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National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Administration

    1. Functions of Secretary of State

      1. 1.Reorganisation of national health service

      2. 2.General powers and duties of Secretary of State to provide services

      3. 3.Medical and dental service for pupils

      4. 4.Family planning service

    2. Local administration

      1. 5.Regional and Area Health Authorities, Family Practitioner Committees and special health authorities

      2. 6.Provisions supplementary to s. 5

      3. 7.Functions of authorities

      4. 8.Local advisory committees

      5. 9.Community Health Councils etc.

    3. Co-operation and assistance

      1. 10.Co-operation between Health Authorities and local authorities

      2. 11.Supply of goods and services by Secretary of State

      3. 12.Supply of goods and services by local authorities

      4. 13.Voluntary organisations and other bodies

  3. Part II Abolition of certain authorities and transfer of property, staff and endowments etc.

    1. Abolition of certain authorities

      1. 14.Abolition of authorities

      2. 15.Preservation of certain Boards of Governors

    2. Transfer of property etc.

      1. 16.Transfers from local authorities

      2. 17.Transfers from Executive Councils and pricing committees

    3. Transfer of staff

      1. 18.Transfers to employment by new authorities and social service authorities

      2. 19.Provisions supplementary to s. 18

      3. 20.Health Service Staff Commissions

    4. Hospital endowments etc.

      1. 21.Power of Health Authorities to accept gifts

      2. 22.Private trusts for hospitals: payments to Health Authorities

      3. 23.Winding-up of Hospital Endowments Fund

      4. 24.Transfer of" trust property from abolished authorities

      5. 25.Transfer of trust property held for health services by local health authorities

      6. 26.Power to make further transfers of trust property

      7. 27.Application of trust property previously held for general hospital purposes

      8. 28.Application of trust property: further provisions

      9. 29.Special Trustees for a university or teaching hospital

      10. 30.Endowments: supplementary provisions

  4. Part III The health service commissioners for England and for Wales

    1. 31.Appointment and tenure of office

    2. 32.Salaries and pensions

    3. 33.Administrative provisions

    4. 34.Matters subject to investigation

    5. 35.Provisions relating to complaints

    6. 36.Application of certain provisions of Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967

    7. 37.Reports by Commissioners

    8. 38.Transitional provisions

    9. 39.Interpretation of Part III

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 40.Special hospitals

      2. 41.Nursing homes and mental nursing homes

      3. 42.Pharmaceutical services

      4. 43.Miscellaneous functions of Secretary of State

      5. 44.Provision for early retirement in lieu of compensation for loss of office

      6. 45.Overseas aid

      7. 46.Notices of births and deaths

    2. Financial provisions

      1. 47.Expenses of new health authorities

      2. 48.Expenses and receipts of Secretary of State etc.

      3. 49.Stamp duty

      4. 50.Remission of charges, and consequential adaptation of 1966 c. 20 s. 6

      5. 51.Compensation for loss of rights to sell medical practices

      6. 52.Miscellaneous financial provisions

    3. Supplemental

      1. 53.Acquisition and use of land and other property

      2. 54.General ancillary provisions

      3. 55.Interpretation etc.

      4. 56.Orders and regulations etc.

      5. 57.Minor and consequential amendments, and repeals

      6. 58.Citation, commencement and extent

  6. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Additional provisions relating to new authorities

      1. Part I Membership of regional and area health authorities

        1. Regional Health Authorities

          1. 1.(1) A Regional Health Authority shall consist of a chairman...

          2. 2.Except in prescribed cases it shall be the duty of...

          3. 3.In relation to an appointment of a member falling to...

        2. Area Health Authorities

          1. 2.(1) Subject to paragraph 4 below, an Area Health Authority...

          2. 3.The preceding paragraph shall apply to an Area Health Authority...

          3. 4.The members of an Area Health Authority (Teaching) shall, in...

        3. Supplemental

          1. 5.(1) References in the preceding provisions of this Schedule to...

      2. Part II Membership of family practitioner committees

        1. 6.(1) Subject to paragraph 7 below, a Family Practitioner Committee...

        2. 7.(1) If it appears to the Secretary of State that,...

      3. Part III Supplementary provisions relating to new authorities

        1. Corporate status

          1. 8.Each Regional Health Authority, Area Health Authority, special health authority...

        2. Pay and allowances

          1. 9.(1) The Secretary of State may pay to the chairman...

        3. Staff

          1. 10.(1) An authority other than a Family Practitioner Committee may...

          2. 11.(1) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of...

        4. Miscellaneous

          1. 12.Provision may be made by regulations as to—

          2. 13.An authority may pay subscriptions, of such amounts as the...

          3. 14.The proceedings of an authority shall not be invalidated by...

          4. 15.(1) An authority shall, notwithstanding that it is exercising any...

          5. 16.Provision may be made by regulations with respect to the...

    2. Schedule 2

      Hospitals of which the boards of governors may be preserved

    3. Schedule 3

      Matters not subject to investigation by health service commissioners

      1. 1.Action taken in connection with the diagnosis of illness or...

      2. 2.Action taken by an Executive Council or a Family Practitioner...

      3. 3.Action taken in respect of appointments or removals, pay, discipline,...

      4. 4.Action taken in matters relating to contractual or other commercial...

      5. 5.Action which has been or is the subject of an...

    4. Schedule 4

      Minor and consequential amendments of enactments

      1. The Midwives Act 1936

        1. 1.In section 2(3) of the Midwives Act 1936 (which relates...

      2. The Public Health Act 1936

        1. 2.In section 1(1) of the Public Health Act 1936 (which...

        2. 3.In section 143(3) of that Act (which provides that regulations...

        3. 4.In section 169(1) of that Act (which provides that a...

        4. 5.In section 187(2) of that Act (which requires an application...

        5. 6.In section 244 of that Act (which provides that a...

      3. The Education Act 1944

        1. 7.In subsection (4) of section 48 of the Education Act...

        2. 8.In section 114(1) of that Act, at the end of...

      4. The Education Act 1946

        1. 9.In section 4(2)(c) of the Education Act 1946 (which relates...

      5. The principal Act

        1. 10.In section 1 of the principal Act (which among other...

        2. 11.In section 2 of that Act, in subsection (1) (which...

        3. 12.(1) In section 3(2) of that Act (which relates to...

        4. 13.In section 4 of that Act (which relates to hospital...

        5. 14.In section 16(1) of that Act (which relates to research...

        6. 15.In section 17 of that Act (which authorises the Secretary...

        7. 16.In section 18 of that Act (which among other things...

        8. 17.(1) In section 22(1) of that Act (which requires local...

        9. 18.In section 32 of that Act (which relates to local...

        10. 19.(1) In section 33(1) of that Act (which imposes a...

        11. 20.In section 34 of that Act (which relates to the...

        12. 21.In section 35(1) of that Act (which prohibits the sale...

        13. 22.After subsection (3) of section 36 of that Act (of...

        14. 23.At the end of section 38(3) of that Act (which...

        15. 24.In section 39(1) of that Act (which provides that no...

        16. 25.(1) In section 40(1) of that Act (which imposes a...

        17. 26.In section 41(1) of that Act (which imposes a duty...

        18. 27.In section 42 of that Act (which provides for the...

        19. 28.In section 43 of that Act (which provides that the...

        20. 29.In section 47 of that Act (which provides for disputes...

        21. 30.In section 54(6) of that Act (which provides for payments...

        22. 31.(1) In section 55 of that Act (which relates to...

        23. 32.In section 57(1) of that Act (which confers default powers...

        24. 33.In section 70 of that Act (which provides that the...

        25. 34.In section 71 of that Act (which provides for the...

        26. 35.In secton 72 of that Act (which applies the provisions...

        27. 36.In section 74 of that Act (which relates to miscellaneous...

        28. 37.In section 79(1) of that Act (interpretation), in the de6nition...

        29. 38.In Schedule 1 to that Act (which provides for the...

        30. 39.In Schedule 7 to that Act, in paragraph 3 (which...

      6. The Polish Resettlement Act 1947

        1. 40.In section 4(1) of the Polish Resettlement Act 1947 (which...

      7. The National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947

        1. 41.After subsection (3) of section 37 of the National Health...

        2. 42.(1) For subsection (1) of section 40 of that Act...

        3. 43.In section 80(1) of that Act (interpretation), in the definition...

      8. The National Assistance Act 1948

        1. 44.In section 21(7) of the National Assistance Act 1948 (which...

        2. 45.In section 24(6) of that Act (which relates to the...

        3. 46.In section 29 of that Act (which provides for the...

        4. 47.In section 47 of that Act (which provides that persons...

      9. The National Service Act 1948

        1. 48.In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the National Service...

      10. The Recall of Army and Air Force Pensioners Act 1948

        1. 49.In paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the Recall of...

      11. The National Health Service (Amendment) Act 1949

        1. 50.In section 8 of the National Health Service (Amendment) Act...

        2. 51.In section 13(1) of that Act (which provides for the...

        3. 52.(1) In section 18(1) of that Act (which provides for...

        4. 53.In section 23(1) of that Act (which provides that voluntary...

        5. 54.In section 25(2) of that Act (which provides that no...

        6. 55.In section 28 of that Act (which relates to the...

      12. The Shops Act 1950

        1. 56.In section 22(1) of the Shops Act 1950 (which specifies...

        2. 57.In Schedule 5 to that Act (which specifies transactions for...

      13. The National Health Service Act 1951

        1. 58.(1) In section 1 of the National Health Service Act...

        2. 59.(1) In the Schedule to that Act, at the end...

      14. The Midwives Act 1951

        1. 60.In section 11 of the Midwives Act 1951 (which prohibits...

        2. 61.In section 23(2) of that Act (which provides that the...

        3. 62.Sections 26 and 27 of that Act (which authorise a...

        4. 63.In section 29(2) of that Act (which provides for the...

        5. 64.In section 31 of that Act (which defines local supervising...

      15. The National Health Service Act 1952

        1. 65.(1) In section 1(1) of the National Health Service Act...

        2. 66.(1) In subsection (4) of section 7 of that Act...

        3. 67.In section 8(1) of that Act (interpretation), for the word...

      16. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

        1. 68.In section 57(6) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954...

      17. The Medical Act 1956

        1. 69.(1) In section 16 of the Medical Act 1956, in...

      18. The Nurses Act 1957

        1. 70.In the Nurses Act 1957, for the words " area...

        2. 71.(1) In section 11 of that Act (which establishes nurse-training...

        3. 72.In section 12(1) of that Act (which provides that the...

        4. 73.In section 13(1) of that Act (which provides for expenditure...

        5. 74.In section 14 of that Act (which provides for contributions...

        6. 75.In section 16 of that Act (which provides that a...

        7. 76.In section 33 of that Act (interpretation), after the definition...

        8. 78.(1) In Schedule 2 to that Act (which provides for...

      19. The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957

        1. 79.(1) In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House...

      20. The Dentists Act 1957

        1. 80.In section 42(4) of the Dentists Act 1957 (which relates...

      21. The Opticians Act 1958

        1. 81.In section 21(2)(b) of the Opticians Act 1958 (which provides...

      22. The Public Records Act 1958

        1. 82.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (which...

      23. The Mental Health Act 1959

        1. 83.In section 3(1) of the Mental Health Act 1959 (which...

        2. 84.Without prejudice to the operation of section 41(1) of this...

        3. 85.In section 17(1) of that Act (which among other things...

        4. 86.In section 28(2) of that Act, for the words "a...

        5. 87.In section 37(2) of that Act (which provides that where...

        6. 88.(1) In section 47 of that Act, in subsection (3)...

        7. 89.In section 56(3) of that Act (which among other things...

        8. 90.In section 59(1) of that Act, in paragraph (a) of...

        9. 91.In sections 62(1) and 72(4) of that Act (which provide...

        10. 92.In section 128(1)(b) of that Act (which makes it an...

        11. 93.In section 132 of that Act (which provides that Regional...

        12. 94.In section 133(2) of that Act (which provides that the...

        13. 95.In section 147(1) of that Act (interpretation)—

      24. The Radioactive Substances Act 1960

        1. 96.In section 14(1) of the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 (which...

      25. The Public Health Laboratory Service Act 1960

        1. 97.In section 5(2) of the Public Health Laboratory Service Act...

        2. 98.In the Schedule to that Act (which provides for the...

      26. The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960

        1. 99.In paragraph 1 of the Schedule to the Public Bodies...

      27. National Health Service Act 1961

        1. 100.In section 1(4) of the National Health Service Act 1961...

        2. 101.In section 3(1) of that Act (interpretation), in paragraph (a)...

      28. The Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act 1962

        1. 102.(1) In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the Health...

      29. The London Government Act 1963

        1. 103.Subsections (1) to (6) of section 32 of the London...

      30. The Emergency Laws (Re-enactment and Repeals) Act 1964

        1. 104.In section 15 of the Emergency Laws (Re-enactment and Repeals)...

      31. The Public Health (Notification of Births) Act 1965

        1. 105.In section 1(2) of the Public Health (Notification of Births)...

      32. The Redundancy Payments Act 1965

        1. 106.In Schedule 3 to the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 (which...

      33. The Building Control Act 1966

        1. 107.In section 5(1) of the Building Control Act 1966 (which...

      34. The General Rate Act 1967

      35. The Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967

        1. 109.In Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (which...

      36. The Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967

        1. 110.In subsection (1) of section 7 of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous...

      37. The Leasehold Reform Act 1967

        1. 111.(1) In subsection (5) of section 28 of the Leasehold...

      38. The Health Services and Public Health Act 1968

        1. 112.(1) In sections 1(1) and 2(1) of the Health Services...

        2. 113.In section 17(1) of that Act (which provides that "...

        3. 114.In section 28(2) of that Act (under which regulations may...

        4. 115.In section 29(1) of that Act (which provides for the...

        5. 116.In section 30(1) of that Act (which provides for the...

        6. 117.In section 31 of that Act (under which the Secretary...

        7. 118.In section 32 of that Act (under which the Secretary...

        8. 119.In section 36(1) of that Act (which provides that the...

        9. 120.In section 40(1) of that Act (which provides that the...

        10. 121.At the end of section 45(4)(b) of that Act (which...

        11. 122.(1) In section 48 of that Act (which provides for...

        12. 123.In section 62(1) of that Act (which provides for references...

        13. 124.(1) In section 63 of that Act (which provides for...

        14. 125.(1) In section 64 of that Act (which provides that...

        15. 126.In section 65 of that Act (which provides that local...

        16. 127.In section 70(1) of that Act (which provides that a...

      39. The Medicines Act 1968

        1. 128.(1) In section 55(2)(b) of the Medicines Act 1968 (which...

      40. The Nurses Act 1969

        1. 129.In section 6 of the Nurses Act 1969 (which provides...

      41. The Post Office Act 1969

        1. 130.In section 86(1) of the Post Office Act 1969 (interpretation),...

      42. The Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

        1. 131.(1) In Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services...

      43. The Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

        1. 132.(1) In section 17(1) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled...

      44. The Pensions (Increase) Act 1971

        1. 133.At the end of paragraph 22 of Schedule 2 to...

      45. The Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971

        1. 134.In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Tribunals and...

      46. The Industrial Relations Act 1971

        1. 135.(1) In section 167 of the Industrial Relations Act 1971...

      47. The Road Traffic Act 1972

        1. 136.(1) In section 156 of the Road Traffic Act 1972...

      48. The Employment Medical Advisory Service Act 1972

        1. 137.In section 1(6) of the Employment Medical Advisory Service Act...

      49. The National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972

        1. 138.In section 22 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act...

        2. 139.In section 23 of that Act (assistance to voluntary organisations),...

        3. 140.In section 34(2) of that Act (transfer of other staff),...

        4. 141.After section 34 of that Act there shall be inserted...

        5. 142.In section 43(2) of that Act (which provides that, subject...

        6. 143.For subsection (2) of section 44 of that Act (administrative...

        7. 144.For subsection (2) of section 45 of that Act (bodies...

        8. 145.(1) In section 46(2) of that Act (provisions relating to...

        9. 146.In section 47 of that Act (application of certain provisions...

        10. 147.For section 65(3) of that Act (extent), there shall be...

        11. 148.After section 65(3) of that Act there shall be inserted...

        12. 149.In Schedule 6 to that Act (minor and consequential amendments...

      50. Local Government Act 1972

        1. 151.(1) At the end of section 113(1) of the Local...

        2. 152.In section 261(7) of that Act (which relates to the...

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals

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