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Health Act 1999

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5Primary Care Trusts: provision of services etc

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After section 18 of the 1977 Act there is inserted—

Primary Care Trusts: further functions
18AProvision of services etc

(1)A Primary Care Trust may provide services under an agreement made under section 28C below, and may do so as a member of a qualifying body (within the meaning of section 28D).

(2)A Primary Care Trust may arrange for the provision by the trust to another health service body of goods or services (including accommodation) which are of the same description as those which, at the time of making the arrangement, the trust has power to provide in carrying out its other functions.

(3)A Primary Care Trust may provide premises for the use of persons—

(a)providing general medical, general dental, general ophthalmic or pharmaceutical services, or

(b)performing personal medical or personal dental services under an agreement made under section 28C below,

on any terms it thinks fit.

(4)A Primary Care Trust which manages any hospital may make accommodation or services available there for patients who give undertakings (or for whom undertakings are given) to pay any charges imposed by the trust in respect of the accommodation or services.

(5)A Primary Care Trust has power to do anything specified in section 7(2) of [1988 c. 49] the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (provision of goods, services etc.), other than make accommodation or services available for patients at any hospital it manages, for the purpose of making additional income available for improving the health service.

(6)A Primary Care Trust may only exercise a power conferred by subsection (4) or (5) above—

(a)to the extent that its exercise does not to any significant extent interfere with the performance by the trust of its functions or of its obligations under NHS contracts, and

(b)in circumstances specified in directions under section 17 above, with the Secretary of State’s consent.

(7)In this section “hospital” means a health service hospital and includes any establishment or facility managed for the purposes of the health service.

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