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Other provisions supplementary to Part IIE+W+S

50 Exercise of choice of practitioner in certain cases.E+W+S

Regulations may provide that, where a right to choose the person by whom [F1general opthalmic] services are to be provided under this Part of this Act is conferred by or under this Part, that right shall, in the case of such persons as may be specified in the regulations, be exercised on their behalf by other persons so specified.

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51 University clinical teaching and research.E+W+S

[F2(1)] It is the Secretary of State’s duty to [F3exercise his functions under this Act and Part I of the M1National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 so as to secure that there are made available] such facilities as he considers are reasonably required by any university which has a medical or dental school, in connection with clinical teaching and with research connected with clinical medicine or, as the case may be, clinical dentistry.

[F4(2)Regulations may provide for any functions exercisable by a [F5Strategic Health Authority,] Health Authority [F6Special Health Authority [F7, Primary Care Trust or Local Health Board]] in relation to the provision of facilities such as are mentioned in subsection (1) above to be exercisable by the [F8Strategic Health Authority,] Health Authority [F6Special Health Authority [F7, Primary Care Trust or Local Health Board]] jointly with one or more other relevant health service bodies.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2) above the following are relevant health service bodies—

[F9(za)Strategic Health Authorities;]

(a)Health Authorities;

(b)Special Health Authorities;

[F10(bb)Primary Care Trusts]; [F11and]

[F12(bbb)Local Health Boards; and]

(c)NHS trusts.]

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F2S. 51 re-numbered as s. 51(1) (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 35 (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F3Words in s. 51(1) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 35(a) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F4S. 51(2)(3) inserted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 35(b) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F5Words in s. 51(2) inserted (2.9.2002 for E. and 1.10.2002 for W.) by National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17), ss. 1(3), 42(3) {Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 19(a)(i)}; S.I. 2002/2202, art. 3; S.I. 2002/2478, art. 3(1)(c)

F6Words in s. 51(2) substituted (4.1.2000 for E. amd otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 65(1), 67(1), Sch. 4 para. 23(a); S.I. 1999/2342, art. 2(3)(a), Sch. 2

F8Words in s. 51(2) inserted (2.9.2002 for E. and 1.10.2002 for W.) by National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17), ss. 1(3), 42(3) {Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 19(a)(ii)}; S.I. 2002/2202, art. 3; S.I. 2002/2478, art. 3(1)(c)

F10S. 51(3)(bb) inserted (4.1.2000 for E. and otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 65(1), 67(1), Sch. 4 para. 23(b); S.I. 1999/2342, art. 2(3)(a), Sch. 2

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C1S. 51(1): functions of local authority not to be responsibility of an executive of the authority (1.4.2000) by virtue of S.I. 2000/695, reg. 3(2)(a), Sch. 1

S. 51(1) restricted (1.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/695, reg. 6

C2S. 51(1): functions of Health Authorities modified (E.) (1.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/747, regs. 5(6), 6(5)

S. 51(1): transfer of functions (E.) (1.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/747, regs. 2(1), 3, 4, Sch. 1

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52 Use of accommodation.E+W+S

If the Secretary of State considers that any accommodation provided by him by virtue of this Act is suitable for use in connection with the provision of general medical services, general dental services, general ophthalmic services or pharmaceutical services he may make the accommodation available on such terms as he thinks fit to persons providing any of those services.

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C3S. 52: transfer of functions (E.) (1.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/747, regs. 2(1), 3, 4, Sch. 1

53 Immunisation.E+W+S

Where the Secretary of State arranges with medical practitioners for the vaccination or immunisation of persons against disease, he shall so far as reasonably practicable give every medical practitioner providing general medical services an opportunity to participate in the arrangements.

[F1354 Sale of medical practices.E+W+S

(1)It is unlawful to sell the goodwill of the medical practice of a person who has at any time—

(a)provided general medical services under arrangements made with any Council, Committee [F14, Primary Care Trust] or Authority under the M2National Health Service Act 1946, the M3National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 or this Act, or

(b)provided or performed personal medical services in accordance with section 28C arrangements,

unless that person no longer provides or performs such services and has never carried on the practice in a relevant area.

(2)In this section—

  • goodwill” includes any part of goodwill and, in relation to a person practising in partnership, means his share of the goodwill of the partnership practice;

  • medical practice” includes any part of a medical practice; and

  • relevant area”, in relation to any Council, Committee [F14, Primary Care Trust] or Authority by arrangement with whom a person has at any time—

    (a)

    provided general medical services, or

    (b)

    provided or performed personal medical services in accordance with section 28C arrangements,

    means the area, district or locality of that Council, Committee [F14, Primary Care Trust] or Authority (at that time).

(3)Schedule 10 supplements the provisions of this section.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F13S. 54 substituted (1.4.1998) by 1997 c. 46, 34(1); S.I. 1998/631, art. 2(1)(a), Sch. 1

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56 Inadequate services.E+W+S

If the Secretary of State is satisfied, after such inquiry as he may think fit, as respects [F16the area, or part of the area, of a [F17Primary Care Trust or] Health Authority] that the persons whose names are included in any list prepared under this Part of this Act—

(a)of medical practitioners undertaking to provide general medical services,

(b)of dental practitioners undertaking to provide general dental services,

(c)of persons undertaking to provide general ophthalmic services, or

(d)of persons undertaking to provide pharmaceutical services,

are not such as to secure the adequate provision of the services [F18in question in that area or part, or that for any other reason any considerable number of persons in any such area or part are not] receiving satisfactory services under the arrangements in force under this Part, then—

[F19(i)he may authorise [F20the [F21Primary Care Trust or] Health Authority] to make such other arrangements as he may approve, or may himself make such other arrangements, and]

(ii)he may dispense with any of the requirements of regulations made under this Part so far as appears to him necessary to meet exceptional circumstances and enable such arrangements to be made.

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F16Words in s. 56 substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 37(a) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F18Words in s. 56 substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 37(b) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

F20Words in s. 56 substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 37(c) (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

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