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National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006

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1(1)“The law relating to primary ophthalmic services” means sections 37 to 41 of, and paragraphs 7 to 9, 11, 12(a), 13(2), (5) and (6), 15, 16, 17, 21(b), 22, 29, 46 and 50 of Schedule 8 to, the Health Act 2006 (c. 28) and—

(a)the National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49),

(b)section 4A of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990,

(c)Schedule 1 to the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15), and

(d)section 17(1) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17),

to the extent that a provision mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (d), as amended by any such provision of the 2006 Act, relates to primary ophthalmic services.

(2)“General ophthalmic services” means general ophthalmic services within the meaning of section 38 of the National Health Service Act 1977.

(3)This paragraph applies if the law relating to primary ophthalmic services has not come into force before the commencement of this Act.

(4)Until the coming into force of that law, and notwithstanding any repeal or revocation made by this Act—

(a)no reference in the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41), the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42) or an Act as amended by this Act to primary ophthalmic services, or to a general ophthalmic services contract, has effect, and

(b)the law as it applies in England relating to general ophthalmic services continues to have effect.

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