7(1)A Primary Care Trust may employ such officers as it considers appropriate.E+W
(2)A Primary Care Trust may—
(a)pay its officers such remuneration and allowances, and
(b)employ them on such other terms and conditions,
as it considers appropriate.
(3)A Primary Care Trust must—
(a)in exercising its powers under sub-paragraph (2), and
(b)otherwise in connection with the employment of its officers,
act in accordance with regulations and any directions given by the Secretary of State.
(4)Before making any regulations under sub-paragraph (3), the Secretary of State must consult such bodies as he may recognise as representing persons who, in his opinion, are likely to be affected by the regulations.