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Health and Social Care Act 2008

Financial assistance related to provision of health or social care services

Section 153: Directions to certain NHS bodies

521.Subsection (1) enables the Secretary of State to direct certain NHS bodies in England to exercise his power to give financial support under section 149. This will mean that, to the extent permitted by the Secretary of State’s directions, NHS trusts, PCTs and Strategic Health Authorities in England and Special Health Authorities performing functions only or mainly in relation to England would be able to give financial support to qualifying bodies; or people who want to set up such bodies.

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