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National Health Service Act 1977

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[F2Part IE+W+S Membership of Regional [F3Area and District] Health Authorities

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C1Sch. 5 Pt. I: by s. 1(2) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19, SIF 113:2) it is provided that Part I of Schedule 1 to that Act shall have effect in place of Part I of Schedule 5

Regional Health AuthoritiesE+W+S

1(1)A Regional Health Authority shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Secretary of State, and of such number of other members appointed by him as he thinks fit.E+W+S

(2)Except in prescribed cases, it is the Secretary of State’s duty, before he appoints a member of a Regional Health Authority other than the chairman, to consult with respect to the appointment—

(a)such of the following bodies of which the areas or parts of them are within the region of the Authority, namely, county councils, metropolitan district councils, . . . F4 London borough councils, and the Common Council of the City of London;

(b)the university or universities with which the provision of health services in that region is, or is to be, associated;

(c)such bodies as the Secretary of State may recognise as being, either in that region or generally, representative respectively of medical practitioners [F5including medical practitioners qualified in homoeopathy], dental practitioners, nurses, midwives, registered pharmacists and ophthalmic . . . F6 opticians, or representative of such other professions as appear to him to be concerned;

(d)any federation of workers’ organisations which appears to the Secretary of State to be concerned, and any voluntary organisation within the meaning of section 23 above and any other body which appear to him to be concerned; and

(e)in the case of an appointment of a member falling to be made after the establishment of the Regional Health Authority in question, that Authority.

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Area Health AuthoritiesE+W+S

2(1). . . F7 an Area [F8or District] Health Authority for an area [F8or district] in England shall consist of the following members—E+W+S

(a)a chairman appointed by the Secretary of State;

(b)the specified number of members appointed by the relevant Regional Authority after consultation (except in prescribed cases) with the bodies mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) below;

(c)the specified number of members appointed by the relevant Regional Authority on the nomination of the university or universities specified as being associated with the provision of health services in that Authority’s region; and

(d)the specified number (not less than four) of members appointed by the specified local authority or local authorities.

(2)The bodies referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above are—

(a)such bodies as the relevant Regional Authority may recognise as being, either in its region or in the area [F8or district] of the Area [F8or District] Health Authority or generally, representative respectively of medical practitioners, dental practitioners, nurses, midwives, registered pharmacists and ophthalmic . . . F9 opticians, or representative of such other professions as appear to the relevant Regional Authority to be concerned;

(b)such other bodies (including any federation of workers’ organisations) as appear to the relevant Regional Authority to be concerned, excluding any university which has nominated, or is entitled to nominate, a member, and any local authority which has appointed, or is entitled to appoint, a member; and

(c)in the case of an appointment of a member falling to be made after the establishment of the Area [F8or District] Health Authority in question, that Authority.

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3Paragraph 2 above applies to an Area [F10or District] Health Authority for an area [F10or district] in Wales as if, for any reference to the relevant Regional Authority, there were substituted a reference to the Secretary of State, and for any reference to England or the region of that Authority there were substituted a reference to Wales.E+W+S

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SupplementalE+W+S

5(1)For the purposes of paragraphs 2 to 4 above—E+W+S

(a)local authority” means the council of a non–metropolitan county, a metropolitan district, [F12a non-metropolitan district] and a London borough, . . . F13and the Common Council of the City of London;

(b)the relevant Regional Authority” means the Regional Health Authority of which the region includes [F14the area or district of the Area or District] Health Authority in question; and

(c)specified” means specified in the order establishing the Area [F12or District] Health Authority in question, . . . F15.

(2)Where—

(a)an order establishing an Area [F12or District] Health Authority, . . . F15, specifies more than one university in pursuance of paragraph 2(1)(c) above, the order may contain provision as to which of the universities shall (either severally or jointly) nominated all or any of the members falling to be nominated in pursuance of that provision;

(b)such an order specifies more than one local authority in pursuance of paragraph 2(1)(d) above, the order may provide for each of the local authorities to appoint in pursuance of paragraph 2(1)(d) the number of members specified in the order in relation to that local authority.]

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5(1)For the purposes of paragraphs 2 to 4 above—E+W+S

(a)local authority” means the council of a non–metropolitan county, a metropolitan district, [F16a non-metropolitan district] and a London borough, . . . F17and the Common Council of the City of London;

(b)the relevant Regional Authority” means the Regional Health Authority of which the region includes [F18the area or district of the Area or District] Health Authority in question; and

(c)specified” means specified in the order establishing the Area [F16or District] Health Authority in question, . . . F19.

(2)Where—

(a)an order establishing an Area [F16or District] Health Authority, . . . F19, specifies more than one university in pursuance of paragraph 2(1)(c) above, the order may contain provision as to which of the universities shall (either severally or jointly) nominated all or any of the members falling to be nominated in pursuance of that provision;

(b)such an order specifies more than one local authority in pursuance of paragraph 2(1)(d) above, the order may provide for each of the local authorities to appoint in pursuance of paragraph 2(1)(d) the number of members specified in the order in relation to that local authority.

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