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Health Act 2009


205.New section 65A applies the new provisions to English NHS trusts only (those trusts all or most of whose hospitals, establishments or facilities are situated in England), and to NHS foundation trusts which were authorised after an application by an NHS trust under section 33 of the Act (a “section 33 foundation trust”). The provisions also apply to NHS foundation trusts which have been established under section 56 of the Act (mergers between NHS foundation trusts, or between NHS trusts and foundation trusts), but only where at least one of the trusts which formed part of the merged trust was an NHS trust or a section 33 foundation trust or, where there has been a succession of mergers under section 56, only if any of those mergers involved an NHS trust or a section 33 foundation trust.

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