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Health and Social Care Act 2001

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5(1)Proposals for a pilot scheme submitted under paragraph 2, or included in an application for preliminary approval of proposals under paragraph 4, must include—

(a)an assessment by the Health Authority of the likely effect of the implementation of the proposals in the Health Authority’s area on the services mentioned in sub-paragraph (2);

(b)any assessment supplied to the Health Authority by another Health Authority under sub-paragraph (4).

(2)The services are—

(a)pharmaceutical services (within the meaning of section 41 of the 1977 Act);

(b)local pharmaceutical services provided under existing pilot schemes or LPS schemes (within the meaning of Schedule 8A to the 1977 Act);

(c)general medical services provided under arrangements made under section 29(1) of the 1977 Act;

(d)personal medical services provided under arrangements made under section 28C of the 1977 Act or under pilot schemes made under section 1 of the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997 (c. 46).

(3)If it appears to a Health Authority that the proposals would, if implemented, affect any of the services mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) provided in the area of another Health Authority, they must consult that other Health Authority about the proposals before submitting them under paragraph 2 or including them in an application for preliminary approval under paragraph 4.

(4)A Health Authority consulted under sub-paragraph (3) must prepare an assessment of the likely effect of the implementation of the proposals on those services and supply it to the Health Authority which consulted them.

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