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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Section 234: Reports on consultation

559.This section amends the 2006 Act to impose a duty on Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts to report, at times directed by the Secretary of State on consultations they have conducted, or intend to conduct, in relation to commissioning decisions for which they are responsible.

560.The reporting duty in respect of Primary Care Trusts will also apply to consultations not undertaken by a Primary Care Trust itself but which have an impact on commissioning decisions.

561.This section also places a duty on Strategic Health Authorities to prepare a report, at times directed by the Secretary of State, on certain other consultations it has carried out and what influence the views gathered have had on matters specified in that direction.

562.The Secretary of State has a power to give directions in relation to reports on consultation.

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