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Health and Social Care Act 2001

Section 16: Abolition of NHS Tribunal

84.Sections 20 to 26 introduce a new system whereby all practitioners working in family health services will be required to be on the list of a Health Authority and for decisions about the removal and suspension of such practitioners from these lists to be taken by Health Authorities. The aim is that this will lead to faster and more effective decisions being taken where there are doubts about the ability of a practitioner to practise. Consequentially, the NHS Tribunal will no longer be needed. Section 16 provides for the NHS Tribunal to be abolished. Sections 46 to 49E of, and Schedule 9 to the 1977 Act (which relate to its constitution and functions) are repealed in Schedule 6 to this Act.

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