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National Health Service Act 2006

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Allowances and remuneration

233Allowances for members of certain bodies

(1)The Secretary of State may pay to members of any body specified by him in an order as a body formed for the purpose of performing a function connected with the provision of services under this Act, such travelling and other allowances, including compensation for loss of remunerative time, as he may determine.

(2)Payments under this section are subject to such conditions as to records, certificates, or otherwise as the Secretary of State may determine.

234Special arrangement as to payment of remuneration

(1)Subsection (2) applies where the Secretary of State considers it appropriate for remuneration in respect of—

(a)primary medical services, primary dental services, primary ophthalmic services or pharmaceutical services, or

(b)services provided under a pilot scheme or an LPS scheme,

to be paid by a particular body.

(2)Where this subsection applies, and the functions of the body do not include the function of paying the remuneration, the Secretary of State may by order confer that function on that body.

(3)Any sums required to enable a body to pay the remuneration must, if apart from this section there is no provision authorising the payment of the sums by the Secretary of State or out of money provided by Parliament, be paid by him.

(4)If the Secretary of State by order so provides with respect to remuneration in respect of such pharmaceutical services or such local pharmaceutical services as may be specified in the order—

(a)an NHS trust or an NHS foundation trust determined in accordance with the order has the function of paying sums so determined to a Primary Care Trust so determined in respect of the whole or any part of that remuneration, and

(b)subsection (3) does not apply with respect to the whole or that part of the remuneration.

235Superannuation of officers of certain hospitals

(1)The Secretary of State may enter into an agreement with the governing body of any hospital to which this section applies—

(a)for admitting officers of the hospital of such classes as may be provided in the agreement to participate, on such terms and conditions as may be so provided, in the superannuation benefits provided under regulations made under section 10 of the Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11) in like manner as officers of NHS trusts, and

(b)those regulations apply accordingly in relation to the officers so admitted subject to such modifications as may be provided in the agreement.

(2)The governing body of any hospital to which this section applies has such powers as may be necessary for the purpose of giving effect to any terms and conditions on which their officers are admitted to participate in those superannuation benefits.

(3)This section applies to any hospital (not vested in the Secretary of State) which is used, in pursuance of arrangements made by the governing body of the hospital with the Secretary of State, for the provision of services under this Act or the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42).

(4)“Superannuation benefits” means annual superannuation allowances, gratuities and periodical payments payable on retirement, death or incapacity, and similar benefits.

236Payments for certain medical examinations

(1)Where a medical practitioner carries out a medical examination of any person with a view to an application for his admission to hospital for assessment or treatment being made under Part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20) the Secretary of State must pay to that medical practitioner—

(a)reasonable remuneration in respect of that examination and in respect of any recommendation or report made by him with regard to the person examined, and

(b)the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by him in connection with the examination or the making of any such recommendation or report.

(2)No payment may be made under this section to a medical practitioner—

(a)in respect of an examination carried out in the provision of primary medical services for that person, or

(b)in respect of an examination carried out or any recommendation or report made as part of his duty as an officer of a Primary Care Trust, NHS trust, Special Health Authority, NHS foundation trust or Local Health Board.

(3)This section applies only in a case where it is intended, when the medical examination of the person in question is carried out, that if he is admitted to hospital in pursuance of an application mentioned in subsection (1), the whole cost of his maintenance and treatment will be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

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