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National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006

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Provision to be made by first NHS trust order

5(1)The first NHS trust order made in relation to any NHS trust must specify—

(a)the name of the NHS trust,

(b)the functions of the NHS trust,

(c)the number of executive directors and non-executive directors,

(d)where the NHS trust has a significant teaching commitment, a provision to secure the inclusion in the non-executive directors referred to in paragraph (c) of a person appointed from a university with a medical or dental school specified in the order,

(e)the operational date of the NHS trust, and

(f)if a scheme is to be made under paragraph 8, the Primary Care Trust, Special Health Authority or Local Health Board which is to make the scheme.

(2)The functions which may be specified in an NHS trust order include a duty to provide goods or services so specified at or from a hospital or other establishment or facility so specified.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(d), an NHS trust has a significant teaching commitment in the following cases—

(a)if the NHS trust is established to provide services at a hospital or other establishment or facility which, in the opinion of the Welsh Ministers, has a significant teaching and research commitment, and

(b)in any other case, if the Welsh Ministers so provide in the order.

(4)In a case where the order contains a provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(d) and a person who is being considered for appointment by virtue of that provision—

(a)is employed by the university in question, and

(b)would also, apart from this sub-paragraph, be regarded as employed by the NHS trust,

his employment by the NHS trust must be disregarded in determining whether, if appointed, he will be a non-executive director of the NHS trust.

(5)The operational date of the NHS trust is the date on which it will begin to undertake the whole of the functions conferred on it.

(6)An NHS trust order must specify the accounting date of the NHS trust.

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