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National Health Service Act 2006

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80Supply of goods and services by the Secretary of State

(1)The Secretary of State may supply to—

(a)local authorities, and

(b)such public bodies or classes of public bodies as he may determine,

any goods or materials of a kind used in the health service.

(2)In subsection (1) “public bodies” includes public bodies in Northern Ireland.

(3)The Secretary of State may make available to persons falling within subsection (1)—

(a)any facilities provided by him or by a Primary Care Trust for any service under this Act, and

(b)the services of persons employed by the Secretary of State or by a Strategic Health Authority, a Primary Care Trust, a Special Health Authority or a Local Health Board.

(4)The Secretary of State may carry out maintenance work (including minor renewals, minor improvements and minor extensions) in connection with any land or building for the maintenance of which a local authority is responsible.

(5)The Secretary of State may supply or make available to persons—

(a)providing pharmaceutical services,

(b)providing services under a general medical services contract, a general dental services contract or a general ophthalmic services contract,

(c)providing services in accordance with section 92 arrangements or section 107 arrangements, or

(d)providing services under a pilot scheme or an LPS scheme,

such goods, materials or other facilities as may be prescribed.

(6)The Secretary of State must make available to local authorities—

(a)any services (other than the services of any person) or other facilities provided under this Act,

(b)the services provided as part of the health service by any person employed by the Secretary of State, a Strategic Health Authority, a Primary Care Trust, a Special Health Authority or a Local Health Board, and

(c)the services of any medical practitioner, dental practitioner or nurse employed by the Secretary of State, a Strategic Health Authority, a Primary Care Trust, a Special Health Authority or a Local Health Board otherwise than to provide services which are part of the health service,

so far as is reasonably necessary and practicable to enable local authorities to discharge their functions relating to social services, education and public health.

(7)The Secretary of State may arrange to make available to local authorities the services of persons—

(a)providing pharmaceutical services,

(b)performing services under a general medical services contract, a general dental services contract or a general ophthalmic services contract,

(c)providing services in accordance with section 92 arrangements or section 107 arrangements,

(d)performing services under a pilot scheme or an LPS scheme, or

(e)providing Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, Special Health Authorities or Local Health Boards with services of a kind provided as part of the health service,

so far as is reasonably necessary and practicable to enable local authorities to discharge their functions relating to social services, education and public health.

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