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Health Act 2009

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

308.Section 29 introduces changes to section 144 of, and Schedule 12 to, the NHS Act that remove the restrictions in NHS legislation on PCTs providing LPS or to other PCTs, in certain circumstances, for example, in the event of any emergency such as a flu pandemic or where there was no alternative provider. Where a PCT is a provider of LPS within its own area it is intended that the LPS commissioner would be the Strategic Health Authority.

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