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Part IE+W+S The National Health Service

Local administration of the health service in England and WalesE+W+S

1 Power to make changes in the local administration of the health service in England and Wales.E+W+S

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X1(7)In consequence of the foregoing provisions of this section the enactments specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments provided for in that Part of that Schedule (which also includes certain minor corrections of the Act of 1977).

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X1The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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F1S. 1(1)-(3)(5)(6)(8)-(10) repealed (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 5(1)(2), 8, Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

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Financial provisions relating to the health services in England, Wales and ScotlandE+W+S

3 Extension of the powers to make services available to local authorities etc. under s. 26 of the Act of 1977 and s. 15 of the Scottish Act of 1978. X2E+W+S
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X2The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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(2)In section 15 of the Scottish Act of 1978 (which empowers the Secretary of State, Health Boards and the Agency to supply goods and services to local authorities and others), in subsection (1), in paragraph (c), after the word “by” there shall be inserted the words “ or having contacts with ”.

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X2The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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5 Power of health authorities etc. to raise money, etc., by appeals, collections, etc. X3E+W+S
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X3The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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(2)After section 84 of the Scottish Act of 1978 there shall be inserted the following section—

84A Power to raise money, etc. by appeals, collections, etc.

(1)A Health Board shall have power to engage in activities intended to stimulate the giving (whether on trust or otherwise) of money or other property to assist them in providing or improving any services or any facilities or accommodation which is or are or is or are to be provided as part of the health service or to assist them in connection with their functions with respect to research.

(2)A local health council shall have power to engage in activities intended to stimulate the giving (whether on trust or otherwise) of money or other property to assist them in carrying out any function conferred upon them by or under any enactment.

(3)Subject to any directions of the Secretary of State excluding specified descriptions of activity, the activities authorised by this section include public appeals or collections and competitions, entertainments, bazaars, sales of produce or other goods and other similar activities and the activities may involve the use of land, premises or other property held by or for the benefit of the Board or local health council exercising the power subject however to any restrictions on the purposes for which trust property may be used.

(4)Subject to subsections (5) and (6), the Health Board or local health council at whose instance property is given in pursuance of this section shall, after defraying out of it any expenses incurred in obtaining it, hold, administer and apply the property on trust for or for the purpose for which it was given.

(5)Where property held by a Health Board or local health council under this section is more than sufficient to enable the purpose for which it was given to be fulfilled, the excess shall be applicable, in default of any provision for its application made by the trust or other instrument under or in accordance with which the property comprising the excess was given, for such purposes connected with any of the functions of the Board or council as the Board or council think fit.

(6)Where property held by a Health Board or local health council under this section is insufficient to enable the purpose for which it was given to be fulfilled then—

(a)the Board or council may apply so much of the capital or income at their disposal as is needed to enable the purpose to be fulfilled subject, however, in the case of trust property, to any restrictions on the purposes for which the trust property may be applied, and in the case of money paid or payable by the Secretary of State under section 85(1), to any directions he may give; but

(b)where the capital or income applicable under paragraph (a) is insufficient or is not applied to enable the purpose to be fulfilled, the property so held by the Board or the council shall be applicable, in default of any provision for its application made by the trust or other instrument under or in accordance with which the property was given, for such purposes connected with any of the functions of the Board or council as the Board or council think fit.

(7)Where under subsections (5) or (6) property becomes available for purpose other than that for which it was given, the Health Board or local health council shall have regard to the desirability of applying the property for a purpose similar to that for which it was given.

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X3The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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6 Provision of public money for and financial duties of health authorities, Health Boards, etc.E+W+S

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X4(3)For subsections (1) and (2) of section 85 of the Scottish Act of 1978 there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(1)Subject to subsection (2), there shall, in respect of each financial year, be paid by the Secretary of State sums not exceeding the amount allotted or further allotted by him for that year to each of the following bodies towards meeting the expenditure attributable to the performance by that body of their functions in that year—

(a)the Planning Council;

(b)every Health Board;

(c)the Agency;

(d)the Medical Practices Committee;

(e)the Dental Estimates Board;

(f)the Tribunal;

(g)every local health council.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the expenditure of a Health Board which is attributable to the performance of their functions under Part II, but in that respect there shall, in respect of each financial year, be paid by the Secretary of State sums equal to the expenditure which he determines is attributable to the performance of those functions in that year.

(2A)The Secretary of State may give directions to a body referred to in subsection (1) with respect to the application of the sums paid to them under that subsection and it shall be the duty of any body to whom directions have been given under this subsection to comply with the directions.

X4(4)After the said section 85 there shall be inserted the following section—

85A Financial duties of bodies referred to in section 85.

(1)It is the duty of each such body as is referred to in section 85(1), in respect of each financial year, so to perform their functions as to secure that the expenditure attributable to the performance of their functions in that year does not exceed the aggregate of—

(a)the amounts allotted to that body for that year under section 85(1);

(b)any other sums received under this Act in that year by that body; and

(c)any sums received otherwise than under this Act in that year by that body for the purpose of enabling them to defray any such expenditure.

(2)Subsection (3) of section 85 shall apply for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of that section.

(3)The Secretary of State may give such directions to a body referred to in section 85(1) as appear to him to be requisite to secure that the body comply with the duty imposed on them by subsection (1) and it shall be the duty of the body to comply with the directions.

Directions under this subsection may be specific in character.

(4)To the extent to which—

(a)any expenditure of a Health Board or a local health council is defrayed by that body as trustee; or

(b)any sums are received by such a body as trustee or under section 84A,

that expenditure and, subject to subsection (5), those sums shall be disregarded for the purposes of this section, and, for those purposes, sums which, in the hands of such a body, cease to be trust funds and become applicable by that body otherwise than as trustee shall be treated, on their becoming so applicable, as having been received by that body otherwise than as trustee.

(5)Of the sums received by a body under section 84A so much only as accrues to the body after defraying any expenses incurred in obtaining them shall be disregarded under subsection (4).

(6)Subject to subsection (4), the Secretary of State may, by directions, determine—

(a)whether sums of a description specified in the directions are or are not to be treated for the purposes of this section as being receivable under this Act by a body of a description so specified;

(b)whether expenditure of a description specified in the directions is or is not to be treated for the purposes of this section as being attributable to the performance of the functions by a body of a description so specified; or

(c)the extent to which and the circumstances in which sums received but not yet spent by a body under section 85(1) are to be treated for the purposes of this section as part of the expenditure of the body and to which financial year’s expenditure they are to be attributed.

(5)The foregoing provisions of this section shall have effect in relation to the financial year 1980 to 1981 and subsequent years.

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X4The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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F7S. 6(1)(2) repealed (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 5(1)(2), 8, Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2 paras. 6, 16)

7 Services provided by relatives of doctors providing general medical services. X5E+W+S
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X5The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

The following subsection shall be added at the end of section 29 of the Act of 1977 (arrangements and regulations for general medical services) as subsection (5) of that section and at the end of section 19 of the Scottish Act of 1978 (which makes corresponding provision for Scotland) as subsection (4) of that section:—

(0)Regulations shall—

(a)include provision for the making to a medical practitioner providing general medical services of payments in respect of qualifying services provided by a spouse or other relative of his; and

(b)provide that the rates and conditions of payment and the qualifying services in respect of which the payments may be made shall be such as may be determined by the Secretary of State after consultation with such bodies as he may recognise as representing such medical practitioners.

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X5The text of ss. 1(7), 3, 5, 6(1)(3)(4), 7, 8(3), 9(5)(a)(b), 20, 23, and 25(2)-(4) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

Dissolution of the Central Health Services CouncilE+W+S

8 Dissolution of the Central Health Services Council.E+W+S

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