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National Health Service Act 2006

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196Persons and bodies about which provision is made by this Part

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), and any provision made under subsection (7), “NHS body” has the meaning given by section 28(6).

(3)In section 195(3), and in section 197(1) so far as having effect in relation to the Secretary of State’s security management functions referred to in section 195(3), an “NHS body” means—

(a)a Strategic Health Authority,

(b)a Special Health Authority, so far as performing functions in respect of England,

(c)a Primary Care Trust,

(d)an NHS trust all or most of whose hospitals, establishments and facilities are situated in England, or

(e)an NHS foundation trust.

(4)A “health service provider” means any person (other than an NHS body) providing—

(a)primary medical services, primary dental services or pharmaceutical services under this Act or the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42),

(b)general ophthalmic services under that Act, or

(c)primary ophthalmic services.

(5)An “NHS contractor” means any person (other than an NHS body or a person within subsection (4)) providing services of any description under arrangements made with an NHS body.

(6)A “statutory health body” means any body (other than an NHS body, or a person within subsection (4) or (5)) established by or under an enactment and—

(a)providing services in connection with the provision of, or

(b)exercising functions in relation to,

the health service in either England or Wales or both.

(7)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)make such amendments of any of subsections (2) to (6) as he considers appropriate,

(b)make such consequential amendments of this Part as he considers appropriate.

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