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Health Act 2009

Health Act 2009

2009 CHAPTER 21


Terms used in the Notes

  • The Convention:  the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Monitor: the Independent Regulator of NHS foundation trusts

  • Section 33 foundation trust: NHS foundation trusts which were authorised after an application by an NHS trust under section 33 of the NHS Act

Abbreviations used in the Notes

DHSSPSNIDepartment of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland
GPGeneral medical practitioner
HMRCHer Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
IAImpact Assessment
LGOthe Commission for Local Administration in England
LHBLocal Health Board
LPSlocal pharmaceutical services
Mental Health ActMental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)
NHSNational Health Service
NHS ActNational Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41)
NHS trustNational Health Service trust
NHS (Wales) ActNational Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42)
PCTPrimary Care Trust
The 1993 ActHealth Service Commissioners Act 1993 (c. 46)
The 1991 ActChildren and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991 (c. 23)
The 1991 (NI) OrderChildren and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I 1991/2872 (N.I 25))
The 2002 ActTobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (c. 36)
The 2003 ActHealth and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43)
The 2008 ActHealth and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14)
TSATrust special administrator
UKUnited Kingdom

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