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National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997

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3Provision of personal dental services under a pilot scheme

(1)This section applies to any pilot scheme under which personal dental services are provided.

(2)An agreement which constitutes, or is one of the agreements which together constitute, a pilot scheme may be made by an authority only with one or more of the following—

(a)an NHS trust;

(b)a dental practitioner whose name is included in a dental list;

(c)an NHS employee or a pilot scheme employee;

(d)a qualifying body;

(e)an individual who is providing personal dental services under that or another pilot scheme.

(3)In this section—

  • “dental list” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, a list prepared in accordance with regulations made under section 36(1)(a) of the 1977 Act;

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, a list prepared in accordance with regulations made under section 25(2)(a) of the 1978 Act;

  • “NHS employee” means an individual who, in connection with the provision of services in the health service, is employed by—

    (a)

    an NHS trust;

    (b)

    a dental practitioner whose name is included in a dental list; or

    (c)

    a dental practitioner who is providing personal dental services in accordance with a pilot scheme;

  • “pilot scheme employee” means an individual who, in connection with the provision of personal dental services in accordance with a pilot scheme, is employed by an individual providing those services;

  • “qualifying body” means—

    (a)

    a body corporate which, in accordance with the provisions of Part IV of the [1984 c. 24.] Dentists Act 1984, is entitled to carry on the business of dentistry; or

    (b)

    a company which is limited by shares all of which are legally and beneficially owned by persons falling within paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (e) of subsection (2).

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