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  1. Introduction

  2. Overview of the Structure

  3. Background and Summary

    1. Quality and Delivery of Services in England

      Part 1

      1. General Background: Next Stage Review

      2. Chapter 1 - Constitution

      3. Chapter 2 - Quality Accounts

      4. Chapter 3 - Direct payments

      5. Chapter 4 - Innovation

    2. Powers in Relation to Health Bodies

      Part 2

      1. Chapter 1 – Powers in Relation to Failing Bodies in England

        1. De-authorisation of foundation trusts

        2. Trust special administrators

      2. Chapter 2 –Suspension

    3. Miscellaneous

      Part 3

      1. Tobacco

      2. Pharmaceutical services

      3. Private patient income

      4. Optical appliances

      5. Adult social care

      6. Disclosure of Information

  4. Territorial Extent: Further Information

    1. Part 1: Constitution, Quality Accounts, Direct payments and Innovation

    2. Part 2: De-authorisation of foundation trusts and trust special administrators

      1. Suspension

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous

      1. Tobacco

      2. Pharmaceutical services

      3. Private patient income

      4. Optical appliances

      5. Adult social care

      6. Disclosure of information

    4. Territorial application: Wales

    5. Territorial application: Scotland

    6. Northern Ireland

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1 – Quality and Delivery of Services

      1. Chapter 1 - Constitution

        1. Section 1:   Constitution

        2. Section 2:  Duty to have regard to Constitution

        3. Section 3:  Availability and review of Constitution

        4. Section 4: Other revisions of Constitution

        5. Section 5:  Availability, review and revision of Handbook

        6. Section 6:  Report on effect of Constitution

        7. Section 7: Regulations under section 3 or 4

      2. Chapter 2 – Quality Accounts

        1. Section 8: Duty of providers to publish information

        2. Section 9: Supplementary provision about the duty

        3. Section 10: Regulations under section 8

      3. Chapter 3 – Direct payments

        1. Overview of provisions

          1. Direct payments for health care

          2. Regulations about direct payments

          3. Direct payments pilot schemes

          4. Arrangements with other bodies relating to direct payments

          5. Jurisdiction of Health Service Commissioner

        2. Detailed explanation of provisions

          1. Section 11:  Direct payments for health care

          2. Section 12:  Jurisdiction of Health Service Commissioner

          3. Section 13: Direct payments: minor and consequential amendments

      4. Chapter 4: Innovation

        1. Section 14: Innovation prizes

    2. Part 2 – Powers in Relation to Health Bodies

      1. Chapter 1 – Powers in Relation to Failing Bodies in England

        1. Section 15 and Schedule 2: De-authorisation of foundation trusts

        2. Section 16 and Schedule 2: Trust special administrators: and foundation trusts

          1. Application

          2. Appointment

          3. De-authorisation of foundation trusts

          4. Consultation and report

          5. Action by the Secretary of State

          6. Supplementary

        3. Section 17: Trust Special Administrators: Primary Care Trusts

          1. Appointment

          2. Consultation and report

          3. Action by the Secretary of State

          4. Supplementary

        4. Section 18 Trust special administrators: consequential amendments

      2. Chapter 2 – Suspension

        1. Section 19:   and other health appointments: suspension

        2. Schedule 3: and other health appointments: suspension

    3. Part 3 – Miscellaneous

      1. Tobacco

        1. Section 20:  Prohibition of advertising: exclusion for specialist tobacconists

        2. Section 21: Prohibition of tobacco displays

        3. Section 22:  Power to prohibit sales from vending machines

        4. Section 23:  Power to prohibit sales from vending machines: Northern Ireland

        5. Section 24 and Schedule 4:  Tobacco: minor and consequential amendments

      2. Pharmaceutical Services in England

        1. Section 25:Pharmaceutical needs assessments

        2. Section 26: New arrangements for entry to pharmaceutical list

        3. Section 27: Pharmaceutical lists: minor amendment

        4. Section 28: Breach of terms of arrangements: notices and penalties

        5. Section 29: schemes: powers of Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities

      3. Pharmaceutical services in Wales

        1. Section 30: Pharmaceutical lists - minor amendment

        2. Section 31: Breach of terms of arrangements: notices and penalties

        3. Section 32:   schemes: powers of Local Health Boards

      4. Private patient income

        1. Section 33: Private patient income of mental health foundation trusts

      5. Optical appliances

        1. Section 34: Payments in respect of costs of optical appliances

      6. Adult social care

        1. Section 35:  Investigation of complaints about privately arranged or funded adult social care

        2. Schedule 5:  Investigation of complaints about privately arranged or funded adult social care

        3. Section 34A: Interpretation: “adult social care provider” and “adult social care”

        4. Section 34B:  Power to investigate and Schedule 5A:  Matters not subject to investigation

        5. Section 34C: Who can complain and section 34D: Procedure for making complaints

        6. Section 34E: Matters coming to attention of Local Commissioner

        7. Section 34F: Procedure in respect of investigations

        8. Section 34G: Investigations: further provisions

        9. Section 34H: Statements about investigations

        10. Section 34I: Adverse findings notices

        11. Section 34J: Publication of statements by Local Commissioner

        12. Section 34K: Disclosure of information

        13. Section 34L: Law of defamation

        14. Section 34M: Consultation with other Commissioners

        15. Section 34N: Collaborative working with other Commissioners

        16. Section 34O: Disclosure of information by Local Commissioner to Information Commissioner and Section 34P: Disclosure of information by Local Commissioner to Care Quality Commission

        17. Section 34R: Review, recommendations, advice and guidance and Section 34S: Annual reports

        18. Section 34T:  Interpretation of Part 3A

      7. Part 2 of Schedule 5

      8. Disclosure of Information

        1. Section 36:  Disclosure of information by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

    4. Part 4 – General

      1. Section 37: Power to make transitional and consequential provision

      2. Section 38:  Repeals and revocations

      3. Section 39:  Extent

      4. Section 40: Commencement

      5. Section 41: Short title

  6. Hansard References

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