National Health Service Act 1977

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Services and Administration

    1. Functions of the Secretary of State

      1. 1. Secretary of State’s duty as to health service.

      2. 2. Secretary of State’s general power as to services.

      3. 3. Services generally.

      4. 4. High security psychiatric services.

      5. 5. Other services.

    2. Central Health Services Council and Medical Practices Committee

      1. 6.Central Health Services Council, and standing advisory committees.

      2. 7. Medical Practices Committee.

    3. Local administration

      1. 8. Health Authorities and Strategic Health Authorities

      2. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 10. Family Practitioner Committees.

      4. 11.Special Health Authorities.

      5. 12. Supplementary provisions for ss. 8 and 11.

      6. 13. Secretary of State’s directions.

      7. 14. Regional Health Authority’s directions.

      8. 15.Duty of Health Authority in relation to family health services.

      9. 16. Exercise of functions by Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities.

      10. 16A. Primary Care Trusts.

      11. 16B. Exercise of functions by Primary Care Trusts.

      12. 16BA. Local Health Boards

      13. 16BB. Local Health Boards: functions

      14. 16BC. Exercise of functions by Local Health Boards

      15. 16C. Advice for Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts.

    4. Directions as to distribution and exercise of functions

      1. 16D. Secretary of State’s directions: distribution of functions.

      2. 17. Secretary of State’s directions: exercise of functions.

      3. 17A.Strategic Health Authority’s directions: distribution of functions.

      4. 17B. Health Authority’s directions: exercise of functions.

    5. Directions and regulations: general

      1. 18.Directions and regulations under preceding provisions.

    6. Primary Care Trusts: further functions

      1. 18A. Provision of services etc.

    7. Advisory committees for Wales andCommunity Health Councils

      1. 19.Advisory committees for Wales.

      2. 19A. Independent advocacy services

      3. 20. Community Health Councils.

    8. Co-operation and assistance

      1. 21. Local social services authorities.

      2. 22. Co-operation between health authorities and local authorities.

      3. 23. Voluntary organisations and other bodies.

      4. 24.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 25. Supplies not readily obtainable.

      6. 26. Supply of goods and services by Secretary of State.

      7. 27. Conditions of supply under s. 26.

      8. 28. Supply of goods and services by local authorities.

      9. 28A. Power to make payments towards expenditure on community services.

      10. 28B. Power of Secretary of State to make payments towards expenditure on community services in Wales.

      11. 28BB. Power of local authorities to make payments to NHS bodies.

    9. Provision of personal medical or dental services

      1. 28C. Personal medical or dental services.

      2. 28D. Persons with whom agreements may be made.

      3. 28DA. Lists of persons who may perform personal medical services or personal dental services

      4. 28E. Personal medical or dental services: regulations.

      5. 28EE. Delegation of Health Authority functions relating to section 28C arrangements.

      6. 28F. Right to choose medical practitioner.

      7. 28G. Right to choose dental practitioner.

      8. 28H. Immunisation.

      9. 28I. Use of accommodation.

      10. 28J. Local pharmaceutical services schemes

  3. Part II General Medical, General Dental, General Ophthalmic, and Pharmaceutical Services

    1. General medical services

      1. 29.Arrangements and regulations for general medical services.

      2. 29A. Medical lists.

      3. 29B. Vacancies for medical practitioners.

      4. 30. Applications to provide general medical services.

      5. 31. Requirement of suitable experience.

      6. 32. Regulations as to s. 31.

      7. 33. Distribution of general medical services.

      8. 34. Regulations for Medical Practices Committee.

      9. 34A. Liabilities and obligations in relation to deputies.

    2. General dental services

      1. 35. Arrangements for general dental services.

      2. 36.Regulations as to s. 35.

      3. 37. Dental Estimates Board.

    3. General ophthalmic services

      1. 38. Arrangements for general ophthalmic services.

      2. 39.Regulations as to s. 38.

      3. 40. Medical practitioners with qualifications prescribed under s. 38.

    4. Pharmaceutical services

      1. 41. Arrangements for pharmaceutical services

      2. 41A. Arrangements for providing additional pharmaceutical services.

      3. 41B. Terms and conditions etc.

      4. 42.Regulations as to pharmaceutical services.

      5. 43. Persons authorised to provide pharmaceutical services.

      6. 43ZA. Conditional inclusion in medical, dental, ophthalmic and pharmaceutical lists

    5. Remuneration for services

      1. 43A. Regulations as to remuneration.

      2. 43B. Remuneration — supplementary.

    6. Indemnity cover

      1. 43C. Indemnity cover.

      2. 43D. Supplementary lists

    7. Local representative committees

      1. 44. Recognition of local representative committees.

      2. 45. Functions of local representative committees.

    8. Provisions as to disqualification of practitioners

      1. 46. The NHS tribunal.

      2. 46A. The NHS Tribunal: supplementary.

      3. 46B. Powers of NHS Tribunal.

      4. 46C. Conditional disqualification etc.

      5. 47. Review etc. of disqualification.

      6. 48. Disqualification provisions in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

      7. 49. Regulations as to ss. 46 to 48.

      8. 49A. Applications for interim suspension.

      9. 49B. Suspension pending appeal.

      10. 49C. Sections 49A and 49B: procedure etc.

      11. 49D. Suspension provisions in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

      12. 49E. Payments in consequence of suspension.

      13. 49F. Disqualification of practitioners

      14. 49G.Contingent removal

      15. 49H. Fraud and unsuitability cases: supplementary

      16. 49I. Suspension

      17. 49J. Suspension pending appeal

      18. 49K. Effect of suspension

      19. 49L. Review of decisions

      20. 49M. Appeals

      21. 49N. National disqualification

      22. 49O. Notification of decisions

      23. 49P. Withdrawal from lists

      24. 49Q. Regulations

      25. 49R. Corresponding provision in Scotland and Northern Ireland

    9. The Family Health Services Appeal Authority

      1. 49S. The Family Health Services Appeal Authority

    10. Other provisions supplementary to Part II

      1. 50. Exercise of choice of practitioner in certain cases.

      2. 51. University clinical teaching and research.

      3. 52. Use of accommodation.

      4. 53. Immunisation.

      5. 54. Sale of medical practices.

      6. 55.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 56. Inadequate services.

  4. Part III Other Powers of the Secretary of State as to theHealth Service

    1. Control of maximum prices for medical supplies

      1. 57. Maximum price of medical supplies may be controlled.

    2. Additional powers as to services and supplies; and the use of those services and supplies for private patients

      1. 58.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 59, 60.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 61.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 62. Restriction of powers under ss. 25, 58 and 61.

    3. Further provisions as to payments by patients for health service accommodation and services

      1. 63. Hospital accommodation on part payment.

      2. 64. Expenses payable by remuneratively employed resident patients.

      3. 65. Accommodation and services for private patients.

      4. 66A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 67—71.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Use by practitioners of health service facilities for private Practice

      1. 72. Permission for use of facilities in private practice.

      2. 73—76.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. Regulations as to certain charges

      1. 77. Charges for drugs, medicines or appliances, or pharmaceutical services.

      2. 78. Charges for dental or optical appliances.

      3. 78A. Charges for dental treatment under section 28C.

      4. 79. Charges for dental treatment.

      5. 79A. Calculation of charges for dental appliances and treatment.

      6. 80. Charges for designated facilities.

      7. 81. Charges for more expensive supplies.

      8. 82. Charges for repairs and replacements in certain cases.

      9. 83. Sums otherwise payable to those providing services.

      10. 83A. Remission and repayment of charges and payment of travelling expenses.

    6. Inquiries, and default and emergency powers

      1. 84. Inquiries.

      2. 84A. Intervention orders

      3. 84B. Intervention orders: effect

      4. 85. Default powers.

      5. 86. Emergency powers.

  5. Part IV Property and Finance

    1. Land and other Property

      1. 87. Acquisition, use and maintenance of property.

      2. 88. Transferred property free of trusts.

      3. 89. Power of voluntary organisations to transfer property.

    2. Trusts

      1. 90. Gifts on trust.

      2. 91. Private trusts for hospitals.

      3. 92.Further transfers of trust property.

      4. 93. Trust property previously held for general hospital purposes.

      5. 94. Application of trust property: further provisions.

      6. 95. Special trustees for a university or teaching hospital.

      7. 96.Trusts: supplementary provisions.

      8. 96A. Power of health authorities, etc. to raise money, etc., by appeals, collections, etc.

      9. 96B. Trust-funds and trustees for Primary Care Trusts.

    3. Companies

      1. 96C. Public-private partnerships

    4. Finance and Accounts

      1. 97. Means of meeting expenditure of Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities out of public funds.

      2. 97A. Financial duties of Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities.

      3. 97AA. Resource limits for Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities.

      4. 97B. Financial duties of Family Practitioner Committees.

      5. 97C. Public funding of Primary Care Trusts.

      6. 97D. Financial duties of Primary Care Trusts.

      7. 97E. Resource limits for Primary Care Trusts.

      8. 97F. Public funding of Local Health Boards

      9. 97G. Financial duties of Local Health Boards

      10. 97H. Resource limits for Local Health Boards

      11. 98. Accounts and audit.

      12. 99. Regulation of financial arrangements.

      13. 100. Other Payments.

      14. 101. Secretary of State’s receipts.

    5. Miscellaneous provisions as to remuneration, allowances and superannuation

      1. 102. Allowances and remuneration for members of certain bodies.

      2. 103. Special arrangement as to payment of remuneration.

      3. 104. Superannuation of officers of certain hospitals.

      4. 105. Payments for certain medical examinations.

  6. Part V

    1. 106. Appointment and tenure of office of Commissioners.

    2. 107. Salaries and pensions of Commissioners.

    3. 108. Administrative provisions.

    4. 108A. Appointment of acting Commissioners.

    5. 109. Bodies subject to investigation.

    6. 110. Investigations for England, and for Wales.

    7. 111. Who may complain.

    8. 112. Reply.

    9. 113. Commissioner’s discretion.

    10. 114. Procedure, and additional procedural provisions.

    11. 115. Matters subject to investigation.

    12. 116. Matters not subject to investigation.

    13. 117. Reference to Commissioner by relevant body.

    14. 118. Consultations between Commissioners and Local Commissioners.

    15. 119. Reports by Commissioners.

    16. 120. Interpretation of Part V.

  7. Part VI Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. General provisions as to charges

      1. 121. Charges in respect of non-residents.

      2. 122. Recovery of charges.

      3. 122A. Recovery of other charges and payments.

      4. 122B. Penalties.

      5. 122C. Offences.

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 123. Persons displaced by health service development.

      2. 124. Special notices of births and deaths.

      3. 124A. Provision of information by Registrar General.

      4. 125.Protection of members and officers of authorities.

    3. Supplementary

      1. 126. Orders and regulations, and directions.

      2. 127. Supplementary regulatory powers.

      3. 128. Interpretation and construction.

      4. 129. Transitional provisions and savings, consequential amendments, and repeals.

      5. 130. Short title, extent and commencement.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Additional Provisions as to the Medical and Dental Inspection and Treatment of Pupils and their education in dental health

      1. 1.Without prejudice to the Secretary of State’s powers apart from...

      2. 2.A local education authority shall not arrange in pursuance of...

      3. 3.It is the duty of the local education authorities in...

      4. 4.In section 5 above, and in this Schedule expressions to...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Additional Provisions as to Vehicles for Those Suffering Disability

      1. 1.The Secretary of State has power, in the case of...

      2. 2.The Secretary of State may, on such terms and subject...

      3. 3.Regulations may provide for any incidental or supplementary matter for...

      4. 4.In paragraph (a) of section 5(2) above, and in this...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Public Health Laboratory Service Board

      1. Part I Constitution of the Public Health Laboratory Service Board

        1. 1.The Public Health Laboratory Service Board shall be a body...

        2. 2.The Board may accept, hold and administer properly on trust...

        3. 3.The Board shall consist of a chairman appointed by the...

        4. 4.Subject to paragraph 5 below members shall be appointed for...

        5. 5.Any member appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall be...

        6. 6.A member may at any time resign his office.

        7. 7.A person who is or has been a member of...

        8. 8.The Board may elect a deputy chairman and may appoint...

        9. 9.The proceedings of the Board or any committee appointed by...

        10. 10.The Board and, subject to any directions of the Board,...

      2. Part II Additional Provisions as to the Public HealthLaboratory Service Board

        1. 11.The Board may appoint such officers and servants, on such...

        2. 12.The Board may pay to its members and to the...

        3. 13.The Board shall exercise their functions in accordance with any...

        4. 14.The Secretary of State shall pay to the Board, out...

        5. 15.Any sums received by the Board (otherwise than in exercise...

        6. 16.The Board shall keep proper accounts and other records in...

        7. 17.The Board shall prepare and transmit to the Secretary of...

        8. 18.The Secretary of State shall transmit these statements of accounts...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Central Health Services Council and AdvisoryCommittees

      1. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Supplementary provisions

        1. 2.Regulations may make provision with respect to the appointment, tenure...

        2. 3.The Secretary of State shall appoint a secretary to ....

        3. 4.. . . any standing advisory committee may appoint such...

        4. 5.. . . and any standing advisory committee shall elect...

        5. 6.The proceedings of . . . any standing advisory committee...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      HEALTH AUTHORITIES AND SPECIAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES

      1. Part I Membership of Strategic Health Authorities and Health Authorities

        1. 1.A Strategic Health Authority shall consist of—

        2. 2.Regulations may provide that all or any of the persons...

        3. 3.Regulations shall provide that each of the persons who is...

        4. 4.Regulations may provide for a person of a prescribed description...

        5. 4A.Paragraphs 1 to 4 above apply in relation to Health...

      2. Part I Membership of Regional Area and District Health Authorities

        1. Regional Health Authorities

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

        2. Area Health Authorities

          1. 2.(1) . . . an Area or District Health Authority...

          2. 3.Paragraph 2 above applies to an Area or District Health...

          3. 4.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. Supplemental

          1. 5.(1) For the purposes of paragraphs 2 to 4 above—...

      3. Part II 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. 7A.(1) Any member of a Family Practitioner Committee appointed by...

      4. Part III Supplementary Provisions

        1. Corporate status

          1. 8.Each Strategic Health Authority, eachHealth Authority and each Special Health...

        2. Pay and allowances

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

        3. Staff

          1. 10.(1) Subject to and in accordance with regulations and such...

          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. 12A.Regulations made by virtue of this Schedule may make provision...

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

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

          5. 15.(1) Any rights acquired, or liabilities (including liabilities in tort)...

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

    6. Schedule 5A

      Primary Care Trusts

      1. Part I PCT orders

        1. 1.(1) A PCT order shall specify— (a) the name of...

        2. 2.(1) A PCT order may provide for the establishment of...

      2. Part II Constitution and Membership

        1. Corporate status

          1. 3.Every Primary Care Trust shall be a body corporate.

        2. Membership

          1. 4.The members of a Primary Care Trust shall be—

          2. 5.(1) Regulations may make provision about— (a) the appointment of...

          3. 6.Any reference in this Part of this Schedule to a...

          4. 7.The validity of any proceedings of a Primary Care Trust,...

        3. Staff

          1. 8.(1) A Primary Care Trust may employ such officers as...

          2. 9.(1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 17 above...

          3. 10.In addition to making provision in relation to Strategic Health...

          4. 10A.Where the registration of a dentist in the dentist’s register...

        4. Remuneration, pensions etc

          1. 11.(1) A Primary Care Trust may pay the chairman and...

      3. Part III Powers and Duties

        1. General powers

          1. 12.(1) A Primary Care Trust may do anything which appears...

          2. 13.(1) Any rights acquired, or liabilities (including liabilities in tort)...

        2. Specific powers

          1. 14.(1) A Primary Care Trust may conduct, commission or assist...

          2. 15.A Primary Care Trust may— (a) make officers available in...

        3. Specific duties

          1. 16.(1) As soon as is practicable after the end of...

          2. 17.Provision must be made by regulations requiring Primary Care Trusts...

        4. Status

          1. 18.A Primary Care Trust is not to be regarded as...

        5. Compulsory acquisition

          1. 19.(1) A Primary Care Trust may be authorised to purchase...

        6. Dissolution

          1. 20.(1) The Secretary of State may, if a Primary Care...

      4. Part IV Transfer of Property

        1. 21.(1) The Secretary of State may by order (referred to...

        2. 22.(1) Stamp duty is not chargeable in respect of any...

      5. Part V Transfer of staff

        1. 23.(1) The Secretary of State may by order transfer to...

        2. 24.(1) The contract of employment of an employee transferred under...

        3. 25.(1) Where an employee is to be transferred by an...

        4. 26.Where a Primary Care Trust is dissolved, an order under...

    7. SCHEDULE 5B

      Local Health Boards

      1. Part 1 LHB orders

        1. 1.(1) An LHB order shall specify— (a) the name of...

        2. 2.(1) An LHB order may provide for the establishment of...

      2. Part 2 Status, constitution and membership

        1. 3.Status

        2. 4.Every Local Health Board shall be a body corporate.

        3. 5.Membership

        4. 6.(1) The National Assembly for Wales may by regulations make...

        5. 7.Any reference in this Part of this Schedule to a...

        6. 8.The validity of proceedings of a Local Health Board, or...

        7. 9.Staff

        8. 10.(1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 16BB above...

        9. 11.In addition to making provision in relation to Strategic Health...

        10. 12.Remuneration, pensions etc of members

      3. Part 3 Other matters

        1. 13.General powers

        2. 14.(1) Any rights acquired, or liabilities (including liabilities in tort)...

        3. 15.Specific powers and duties

        4. 16.A Local Health Board may— (a) make officers available in...

        5. 17.The National Assembly for Wales may by regulations make provision...

        6. 18.Compulsory acquisition

        7. 19.Dissolution

        8. 20.Transfer of property

        9. 21.(1) Stamp duty is not chargeable in respect of any...

        10. 22.Transfer of staff

        11. 23.(1) The contract of employment of an employee transferred under...

        12. 24.(1) Where an employee is to be transferred by an...

        13. 25.Where a Local Health Board is dissolved, an order under...

        14. 26.Interpretation

    8. SCHEDULE 6

      Additional Provisions as to Advisory Committees for Wales

      1. 1.(1) Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that a...

      2. 2.The Secretary of State may, by notice in writing served...

      3. 3.It is the duty of any duly recognised committee for...

      4. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 5.The Secretary of State may defray such expenses incurred by...

    9. SCHEDULE 7

      Additional Provisions as to Community Health Councils

      1. 1.It is the duty of a Community Health Council (in...

      2. 2.Regulations may provide as to— (a) the membership of Councils...

      3. 3.It is the Secretary of State’s duty to exercise his...

      4. 4.Nothing in paragraph 3 above affects the validity of anything...

      5. 5.The Secretary of State may by regulations—

      6. 6.The Secretary of State may pay to members of Councils...

      7. 7.In this Schedule— “ local authority ” means the council...

      8. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10. SCHEDULE 8

      Local Social Services Authorities

      1. Care of mothers and young children

        1. 1.(1) A local social services authority may, with the Secretary...

      2. Prevention, care and after-care

        1. 2.(1) A local social services authority may, with the Secretary...

      3. Home help and laundry facilities

        1. 3.(1) It is the duty of every local social services...

      4. Research

        1. 4.Without prejudice to any powers conferred on them by any...

    11. SCHEDULE 8A

      Local Pharmaceutical Services Schemes

      1. 1.Provision of local pharmaceutical services

      2. 2.Designation of priority neighbourhoods or premises

      3. 3.Regulations

      4. 4.(1) Regulations may provide for the making and recovery, in...

    12. SCHEDULE 9

      Tribunal for Purposes of Section 46

      1. Constitution of Tribunal

        1. 1.The Tribunal shall consist of— (a) a chairman appointed by...

        2. 2.A person appointed as the chairman or a deputy chairman...

        3. 3.Any appointment for the purposes of paragraph 1(c) above shall...

        4. 4.Any appointment for the purposes of any of sub-paragraphs (d)...

        5. 5.If any member of the Tribunal is unable to act...

      2. Sittings of Tribunal

        1. 5A.(1) The functions of the Tribunal shall be exercised by...

      3. Supplementary

        1. 6.Regulations may provide for the appointment, tenure of office and...

    13. SCHEDULE 9A

      The Family Health Services Appeal Authority

      1. 1.Constitution

      2. 2.The number of the other members shall be determined by...

      3. 3.A person appointed as the President shall have a 10...

      4. 4.The qualifications which the other members must have in order...

      5. 5.Each person appointed under paragraph 1— (a) shall hold and...

      6. 6.The other members must include at least one—

      7. 7.Procedure

      8. 8.The functions of the FHSAA shall be exercised by panels...

      9. 9.Subject to paragraph 10, at least one member of each...

      10. 10.In the case of a panel constituted for the purposes...

      11. 11.Where a panel has more than one member—

      12. 12.The FHSAA shall— (a) give notice of a panel’s decision...

      13. 13.The following decisions fall within this paragraph—

      14. 14.The FHSAA may publish a decision not falling within paragraph...

      15. 15.The Lord Chancellor may make rules as to—

      16. 16.The Lord Chancellor shall make rules— (a) giving each party...

      17. 17.Rules under this Schedule may, in particular, make provision—

      18. 18.No person shall be required by virtue of any such...

      19. 19.Miscellaneous

      20. 20.The President must arrange such training for himself and the...

      21. 21.Interpretation

    14. SCHEDULE 10

      Additional Provisions as to Prohibition of Sale of Medical Practices

      1. Prohibition, and certificate of Medical Practices Committee

        1. 1.(1) Any person who buys or sells the goodwill, ....

      2. Certain transactions deemed sale of goodwill

        1. 2.(1) For the purposes of section 54(1) and paragraph 1,...

      3. Carried-over goodwill

        1. 3.The fact that a person’s medical practice was previously carried...

    15. SCHEDULE 11

      Additional Provisions as to the Control of Maximum Prices for Medical Supplies

      1. Orders and directions

        1. 1.(1) Any power of making orders under section 57 above...

      2. Notices, authorisations and proof of documents

        1. 2.(1) A notice to be served on any person for...

      3. Territorial extent

        1. 3.So far as any provisions contained in or having effect...

      4. False documents and false statements

        1. 4.(1) A person shall not, with intent to deceive—

      5. Restrictions on disclosing information

        1. 5.No person who obtains any information by virtue of section...

      6. Offences by corporations

        1. 6.Where an offence under this Schedule committed by a body...

      7. Penalties

        1. 7.(1) If any person contravenes or fails to comply with...

      8. Production of documents

        1. 8.(1) For the purposes— (a) of securing compliance with any...

        2. 9.(1) If a justice of the peace is satisfied, on...

      9. Northern Ireland

        1. 10.(1) So far as the Secretary of State’s power under...

    16. SCHEDULE 12

      Additional Provisions as to Regulations for the Makingand Recovery of Charges

      1. Regulations under section 77—charges for drugs, medicines orappliances, or pharmaceutical services

        1. 1.(1) No charge shall be made under section 77(1) above...

      2. Regulations under section 78—charges for dental or optical appliances

        1. 2.(1) The optical appliances referred to in section 78(1) above...

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

      3. Regulations under section 79—charges for dental treatment

        1. 3.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Miscellaneous Provisions

        1. 4.For the purposes of paragraph (a) of section 5(1) above...

        2. 5.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 6.For the purposes of sections 77 and 78 above and...

        4. 7.References in this Schedule to qualifying full-time education mean full-time...

    17. SCHEDULE 12A

      Expenditure of Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts

      1. Health Authorities: general Part II expenditure

        1. 1.(1) In section 97 above and this Schedule, general Part...

      2. Health Authorities: main expenditure

        1. 2.(1) In section 97 above, main expenditure, in relation to...

        2. 3.(1) For each financial year, the National Assembly for Wales...

      3. PCTs: general Part II expenditure

        1. 4.(1) In section 97C above and this Schedule, general Part...

      4. PCTs: main expenditure

        1. 5.(1) In section 97C above, main expenditure, in relation to...

        2. 6.(1) For each financial year, the Secretary of State shall...

        3. 6A.Local Health Boards: general Part 2 expenditure

        4. 6B.Local Health Boards: main expenditure

        5. 6C.(1) For each financial year, the National Assembly for Wales...

      5. Interpretation

        1. 7.(1) In this Schedule— “ designated ” means designated in...

    18. SCHEDULE 13

      1. Part I Procedural and other Provisions

        1. Procedure in respect of investigations

          1. 1.Where the Commissioner proposes to conduct an investigation pursuant to...

          2. 2.Every such investigation shall be conducted in private, but except...

          3. 3.Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 2 above, the...

          4. 4.The Commissioner may, if he thinks fit, pay to the...

          5. 5.The conduct of an investigation under Part V of this...

          6. 6.Where the person aggrieved has been removed from the United...

        2. Evidence

          1. 7.For the purposes of an investigation under Part V of...

          2. 8.For the purposes of any such investigation the Commissioner shall...

          3. 9.No obligation to maintain secrecy or other restriction upon the...

          4. 10.No person shall be required or authorised by Part V...

          5. 11.Subject to paragraph 9 above, no person shall be compelled...

        3. Obstruction and contempt

          1. 12.If any person without lawful excuse obstructs the Commissioner or...

          2. 13.Where an offence is certified under paragraph 12 above, the...

          3. 14.Nothing in paragraphs 12 and 13 above shall be construed...

        4. Secrecy of information

          1. 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          2. 16.Information obtained by the Commissioner or his officers in the...

          3. 16A.(1) Where the Commissioner also holds office as a relevant...

          4. 17.A Minister of the Crown may give notice in writing...

          5. 18.Where a notice under paragraph 17 above is given nothing...

      2. Part II

        1. Matters not subject to investigation by the Health Service Commissioner for England or the Health Service Commissioner for Wales

          1. 19.The following matters are not subject to investigation by the...

    19. SCHEDULE 14

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. General

        1. 1.(1) In so far as— (a) any agreement, appointment, apportionment,...

        2. 2.Where any instrument or document refers either expressly or by...

        3. 3.Where any period of time specified in an enactment repealed...

      2. Medical schools in London

        1. 4.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 15 of...

      3. Section 36of the National Health Service Act 1946

        1. 5.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 36 of...

      4. Local Acts and charters

        1. 6.(1) Where at the passing of the National Health Service...

      5. Persons authorised to provide pharmaceutical services

        1. 7.(1) A person who for three years immediately before 16th...

      6. Disqualification of practitioners

        1. 8.Where by virtue of section 42(8) of the National Health...

      7. Definition of “local authority”

        1. 9.The definition of “local authority” in section 128(1) above includes...

      8. Sections 3 and 4 of the Health Services and Public Health Act1968

        1. 10.(1) Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 3...

      9. Vehicles under section 33 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968

        1. 11.The provision of vehicles as mentioned in section 33 of...

      10. Prevention, care and after-care

        1. 12.Any arrangements made under section 28(1) of the National Health...

      11. Saving of amendments

        1. 13.(1) Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 76...

      12. Transfers of property by voluntary organisations

        1. 14.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 23(2) of...

      13. Mental Health Act 1959

        1. 15.(1) Any regulations under section 7 of the Mental Health...

      14. The National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973

        1. 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      15. Complaints in respect of preserved Boards or bodies abolished undersection 14of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973

        1. 17.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      16. Permission deemed to have been granted under section 9(5) of the Health Services Act 1976

        1. 18.Where under any arrangements terminated by virtue of section 9(5)...

    20. SCHEDULE 15

      Consequential Amendments

      1. ACTS

      2. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. The Education Act 1944 c.31

        1. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. The Education Act 1946 c.50

        1. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. The Polish Resettlement Act 1947 c.19

        1. 4.In section 4(1) of the Polish Resettlement Act 1947, for...

      6. The National Assistance Act 1948 c.29

        1. 5.In paragraph (c) of section 21(7) of the National Assistance...

        2. 6.In paragraph (b) of section 29(6) of the National Assistance...

        3. 7.In section 47(8) of the National Assistance Act 1948, for...

      7. The Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act 1948 c.41

        1. 8.In section 2(4) of the Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act...

      8. The Children Act 1948 c. 43

        1. 9.In section 59(1) of the Children Act 1948, in the...

      9. The Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act 1948 c.53

        1. 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 11.. . . . . . . . . ....

      10. The Reserve and Auxilliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951 c.65

        1. 12.In Part I of Schedule 2 to the Reserve and...

      11. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 c.56

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

        2. 14.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 15—17.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 18.. . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 19, 20.. . . . . . . . . ....

      12. The Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1958 c.33

        1. 21.In section 3(2) of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1958,...

      13. The Public Records Act 1958 c.51

        1. 22.In Part I of the Table in Schedule 1 to...

      14. The Mental Health Act 1959 c.72

        1. 23.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 24.(1) In subsection (1) of section 8 of the Mental...

        3. 25.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 26—28.. . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 29.In paragraph (b) of section 128(1) of the Mental Health...

        6. 30—31.. . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 32.In section 142(2) of the Mental Health Act 1959, for...

        8. 33.. . . . . . . . . ....

        9. 34.In section 154(2) of the Mental Health Act 1959, for...

        10. 35.. . . . . . . . . ....

        11. 36.. . . . . . . . . ....

        12. 37.In section 10 of the National Health Service Act 1966—...

        13. 38.. . . . . . . . . ....

        14. 39.. . . . . . . . . ....

      15. The Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 c. 28

        1. 40.In section 7(1) of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967,...

        2. 41.. . . . . . . . . ....

      16. The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 c.88

        1. 42.In paragraph (c) of section 28(6) of the Leasehold Reform...

      17. The Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 c.46

        1. 43.In paragraph (b) of section 45(4) of the Health Services...

        2. 44.In section 59(2) of the Health Services and Public Health...

        3. 45.(1) In paragraph (b) of section 63(2) of the Health...

        4. 46.In section 64(3) of the Health Services and Public Health...

        5. 47.In section 65(3) of the Health Services and Public Health...

      18. The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 c.49

        1. 48.In section 86(3) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968,...

      19. The Medicines Act 1968 c.67

        1. 49.In section 131(5) of the Medicines Act 1968, for the...

        2. 50.In section 132(1) of the Medicines Act 1968, in the...

      20. The Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 c.42

        1. 51.In Schedule 1 of the Local Authority Social Services Act...

        2. 52.. . . . . . . . . ....

      21. The Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971 c. 62

        1. 53.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      22. The Finance Act 1971 c.68

        1. 54.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 55.In paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 13 to the Finance Act...

        3. 56.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 57.. . . . . . . . . ....

      23. The National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 c.32

        1. 58.In section 14(2) of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act...

        2. 59.In section 15 of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act...

      24. The Local Government Act 1974 c.7

        1. 60.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 61.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      25. The Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 c.52

        1. 62.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      26. The Social Security Act 1975 c. 14

        1. 63.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 64.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      27. The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 c.24

        1. 65.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

        2. 66.. . . . . . . . . ....

      28. The Child Benefit Act 1975 c.61

        1. 67.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 68—70.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 71.. . . . . . . . . ....

      29. The Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 S.I. 1972/1265 (N.I. 14)

        1. 72.In paragraph 7 of Schedule 11 to the Health and...

    21. Schedule 16

      Repeals