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After section 12C of the 1978 Act there is inserted—
(1)This section applies to any person who is—
(a)employed by a health service body (the transferor authority) and is transferred to another health service body (the transferee authority) because a function of the transferor authority is transferred to the transferee authority; and
(b)designated for the purposes of this section by a scheme made by the transferor authority.
(2)A scheme under this section shall not have effect unless approved by the Secretary of State.
(3)The contract of employment between a person to whom this section applies and the transferor authority shall have effect from the transfer date as if originally made between him and the transferee authority.
(4)Without prejudice to subsection (3)—
(a)all the transferor authority’s rights, powers, duties and liabilities under or in connection with a contract to which that subsection applies shall by virtue of this section be transferred to the transferee authority on the transfer date; and
(b)anything done before the transfer date by or in relation to the transferor authority in respect of that contract shall be deemed from that date to have been done by or in relation to the transferee authority.
(5)Subsections (3) and (4) are without prejudice to any right of an employee to terminate his contract of employment if a substantial change is made to his detriment in his working conditions; but no such right shall arise by reason only of the change in employer effected by this section.
(6)A scheme under this section may designate a person either individually or as a member of a class or description of employees.
(7)In this section—
a “health service body” is a body mentioned in section 17A(2); and
the “transfer date” is the date on which the function is transferred from the transferor authority to the transferee authority.”
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