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Section 179

SCHEDULE 14Abolition of NHS trusts in England: consequential amendments

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PART 1Amendments of the National Health Service Act 2006

1The National Health Service Act 2006 is amended as follows.

2In section 4(2) (definition of “high security psychiatric services”), omit “and paragraph 15 of Schedule 4 (NHS trusts)”.

3In section 8(2) (bodies to whom Secretary of State may give directions), omit paragraph (c).

4In section 9 (NHS contracts), omit subsection (3).

5In section 40 (power of Secretary of State to give financial assistance to NHS foundation trusts), for subsection (4) substitute—

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3), an agreement is an externally financed development agreement if it is certified as such by the Secretary of State.

(4A)The Secretary of State may give a certificate under subsection (4) if—

(a)in the opinion of the Secretary of State, the purpose or main purpose of the agreement is the provision of facilities or services in connection with the discharge by the NHS foundation trust of any of its functions, and

(b)a person proposes to make a loan to, or provide any other form of finance for, another party in connection with the agreement.

(4B)In subsection (4A)(b), “another party” means any party to the agreement other than the NHS foundation trust.

6In section 42 (public dividend capital), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The reference in subsection (1) to an NHS trust is a reference to an NHS trust which was established under section 25 of this Act before its repeal by section 179 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

7In section 51 (trust funds and trustees), omit subsection (4).

8In section 56 (mergers of NHS foundation trusts)—

(a)in subsection (1)(b) (as amended by section 168(1)(a)), omit “or an NHS trust established under section 25”, and

(b)in subsection (1A) (as inserted by section 168(2)), omit “(that is an NHS foundation trust)”.

9In section 56A (acquisitions of NHS foundation trusts) (as inserted by section 169)—

(a)in subsection (1)(b), omit “or an NHS trust established under section 25”,

(b)in subsection (2), omit “(that is an NHS foundation trust)”, and

(c)in subsection (3), omit paragraph (a) (and the following “and”).

10In section 57 (mergers, acquisitions and separation of NHS foundation trusts) (as amended by sections 172 and 173(2)(a))—

(a)in subsection (3)(a), omit “, an NHS trust established under section 25”,

(b)in subsection (4), omit “or an NHS trust established under section 25”, and

(c)omit subsection (5).

11In section 65(1) (interpretation for provisions about NHS foundation trusts), in the definition of “health service body”, omit “an NHS trust,”.

12In section 65A(1) (application of trust special administration regime), omit paragraph (a).

13(1)Omit section 65B (appointment of trust special administrator in relation to NHS trust).

(2)In consequence of that repeal, omit section 174(2) of this Act.

14Omit section 65C (suspension of directors of NHS trust).

15(1)Section 65F (special administrator’s draft report) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “the Secretary of State”, in each place it appears, substitute “the regulator”.

(3)In subsection (2)(b)—

(a)omit “goods or”, and

(b)for “the Secretary of State” substitute “the regulator”.

(4)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)The administrator may not provide the draft report to the regulator under subsection (1)—

(a)without having obtained from each commissioner a statement that the commissioner considers that the recommendation in the draft report would achieve the objective set out in section 65DA, or

(b)where the administrator does not obtain a statement to that effect from one or more commissioners (other than the Board), without having obtained a statement to that effect from the Board.

(2B)Where the Board decides not to provide to the administrator a statement to that effect, the Board must—

(a)give a notice of the reasons for its decision to the administrator and to the regulator;

(b)publish the notice;

(c)lay a copy of it before Parliament.

(2C)In subsection (2A), “commissioner” means a person to which the trust provides services under this Act.

(5)In subsection (3), for “the Secretary of State” substitute “the regulator”.

(6)Omit subsections (4) to (7).

(7)In consequence of those repeals, omit section 176(2) of this Act.

16In section 65G (consultation plan), in subsection (4), omit “In the case of an NHS foundation trust,”.

17(1)Section 65H (consultation on draft report) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (7)—

(a)in paragraph (b), omit “goods or”, and

(b)in paragraphs (c) and (d), for “the Secretary of State” substitute “the regulator”.

(3)In subsection (10), for “The Secretary of State” substitute “The regulator”.

(4)After that subsection insert —

(10A)The Secretary of State may direct the regulator as to persons from whom it should direct the administrator under subsection (10) to request or seek a response.

(5)Omit subsections (12) and (13).

(6)In consequence of those repeals, omit section 176(7) of this Act.

18(1)Section 65I (administrator’s final report) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “the Secretary of State”, in each place it appears, substitute “the regulator”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “the Secretary of State” substitute “the regulator”.

(4)Omit subsection (4).

(5)In consequence of that repeal, omit section 176(8) of this Act.

19(1)Section 65J (power to extend time limits) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), for “the Secretary of State”, in each place it appears, substitute “the regulator”.

(3)Omit subsection (5).

(4)In consequence of that repeal, omit section 176(9) of this Act.

20(1)Omit section 65K (decision on action to take in relation to the trust) and the preceding cross-heading.

(2)In consequence of those repeals, omit section 177(1) of this Act.

21(1)Section 65KA (regulator’s decision in case of NHS foundation trust) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), omit “relating to an NHS foundation trust”.

(3)In subsection (5), for “the trust” substitute “the NHS foundation trust in question”.

(4)For the title to that section substitute “The regulator’s decision”.

(5)Before that section, insert as a cross-heading “Action by the regulator and the Secretary of State”.

22(1)Section 65L (trusts coming out of administration) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “65K” substitute “65KB(2) or 65KD(2) or (9)”, and

(b)for “the trust” substitute “the NHS foundation trust in question”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “The Secretary of State” substitute “The regulator”, and

(b)for “and directors” substitute “, directors and governors”.

(4)Omit subsections (2A), (2B) and (6).

(5)In consequence of the repeal of subsections (2A) and (2B) of that section, omit section 177(3) of this Act.

23(1)Section 65M (replacement of special administrator) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “the Secretary of State”, in each place it appears, substitute “the regulator”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “the Secretary of State” substitute “the regulator”.

(4)Omit subsection (3).

(5)In consequence of that repeal, omit section 178(1) of this Act.

24(1)Section 65N (guidance) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “The Secretary of State” substitute “The regulator”.

(3)Omit subsection (4).

(4)In consequence of that repeal, omit section 178(3) of this Act.

25In section 66 (intervention orders) (as amended by paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 21), in subsection (1), omit paragraph (a) and the “and” following it.

26In section 68 (default powers) (as amended by paragraph 10(1) of Schedule 21), in subsection (1), omit paragraph (a).

27(1)In section 70(1) (transfer of residual liabilities of certain NHS bodies), omit “an NHS trust or”.

(2)For the title to section 70 substitute “Transfer of residual liabilities of Special Health Authorities”.

28In section 71 (schemes for meeting losses etc. of certain health bodies) (as amended by paragraph 18 of Schedule 4)—

(a)in subsection (2), omit paragraph (c),

(b)in subsections (3) and (6), omit “NHS trust,”, and

(c)in subsection (5), omit “(c),”.

29In section 77 (Care Trusts) (as amended by section 200)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a) omit “an NHS Trust or”, and

(b)in subsections (10) and (12) omit “NHS trust or”.

30Omit sections 78 and 79 (directed partnership arrangements).

31In section 185(2) (charges for more expensive supplies), omit “an NHS trust”.

32In section 186(2) (charges for repairs and replacements in certain cases), omit “an NHS trust”.

33In section 196(3) (bodies to which provisions about protection from fraud etc. relate), omit paragraph (d).

34In section 217(1) (supplementary provisions about trusts), omit paragraph (h).

35In section 242 (public involvement and consultation)—

(a)in subsection (1)(b), for “relevant Welsh bodies” substitute “NHS trusts”,

(b)in subsection (1A), in the definition of “relevant English body”, omit paragraph (c),

(c)in that subsection, omit the definition of “relevant Welsh body”, and

(d)in subsection (2), for “relevant Welsh body” substitute “NHS trust”.

36In section 272 (orders, regulations, rules and directions)—

(a)in subsection (3), omit paragraph (e), and

(b)omit subsection (5).

37In section 275 (interpretation), in subsection (1), in the definition of “NHS trust”, for “includes” substitute “means”.

38In section 276 (index of defined expressions), omit the entry for “NHS trust order”.

39(1)Schedule 15 (accounts and audit) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 1—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) omit paragraphs (d) and (e), and

(b)omit sub-paragraph (3).

(3)In paragraph 4(1), omit paragraph (b) and the “or” which precedes it.

(4)In paragraph 5—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “neither a Special Health Authority nor NHS Direct” substitute “not a Special Health Authority”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (3) for “NHS body that is a Special Health Authority or NHS Direct” substitute “Special Health Authority”.

(5)In paragraph 6—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “an NHS body that is a Special Health Authority or NHS Direct” substitute “a Special Health Authority”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (3) for “body” substitute “Special Health Authority”.

40In consequence of the repeal of section 56(6) by section 168(6) of this Act, omit paragraph 84 of Schedule 5 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

PART 2Amendments of other Acts

Voluntary Hospitals (Paying Patients) Act 1936 (c. 17)

41In section 1 of the Voluntary Hospitals (Paying Patients) Act 1936 (definitions), in the definition of “NHS trust” omit “the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 (c. 67)

42In the Schedule to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 (bodies to which the Act applies), in paragraph 1(l) omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87)

43In section 1(3) of the Abortion Act 1967 (location of treatment for termination of pregnancy) after “National Health Service trust” insert “established under section 18 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 or the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978”.

Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (c. 57)

44In section 3(2)(a) of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (NHS bodies exempted from insurance requirement), omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

45In section 113(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (placing of staff of local authorities at disposal of NHS trusts), omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

46In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (offices disqualifying for membership of the House), in the entry for National Health Service trusts omit “the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67)

47The Acquisition of Land Act 1981 is amended as follows.

48In section 16(3)(b) (NHS trusts’ land excluded from compulsory purchase), omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

49In section 17(4) (special parliamentary procedure applying to compulsory purchase orders concerning NHS trusts’ land), in paragraph (aa) of the definition of “statutory undertakers” omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

50In section 139(4) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (exemption from protection for acts done in pursuance of the Act), omit “the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 (c. 33)

51In section 2(5) of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 (rights of authorised representatives of disabled persons), in paragraph (a) omit “that Act or”.

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

52In section 48 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (material communicated to the Crown in the course of public business), in subsection (6) omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

Health and Medicines Act 1988 (c. 49)

53In section 7(3) of the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (powers to give directions in relation to financing of the NHS), in paragraph (i) omit “an NHS trust or”.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

54In section 144(2)(db) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (exception for ambulances to requirement for third party insurance), omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

Access to Health Records Act 1990 (c. 23)

55In section 11 of the Access to Health Records Act 1990 (interpretation), in the definition of “health service body”, in paragraph (d), omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)

56In Schedule 4A to the Water Industry Act 1991 (premises not to be disconnected for non-payment), in paragraph 16 omit “the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

London Local Authorities Act 1991 (c. xiii)

57In section 4 of the London Local Authorities Act 1991 (interpretation), in the definition of “establishment for special treatment”, in paragraph (d) omit “section 25 of that Act or”.

Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4)

58The Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 is amended as follows.

59In section 163(6) (interpretation of Part 11), omit “the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

60In section 171(3) (interpretation of Part 12), omit “the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

61In section 171ZJ(9)(a) (Part 12ZA: supplementary), omit “the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

62In section 171ZS(9)(a) (Part 12ZB: supplementary), omit “the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 (c. 46)

63In section 2(1) of the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 (bodies subject to investigation by the Commissioner), omit paragraph (d).

Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22)

64In Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (vehicle exempt from vehicle excise duty), in paragraph 7(b) omit “the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

65The Value Added Tax Act 1994 is amended as follows.

66In section 41(7) (definition of “government department”), for “Part I of that Act” substitute “section 18 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006”.

67In Part 2 of Schedule 8 (zero-rated supply of goods and services)—

(a)in the Notes for group 12 (drugs, medicines, aids for the handicapped), in paragraph (e) of Note (5H) omit “the National Health Service Act 2006 or”, and

(b)in the Notes for group 15 (charities, etc.), in paragraph (i) of Note 4 for “Part I of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990” substitute “section 18 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006”.

Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)

68The Employment Rights Act 1996 is amended as follows.

69In section 50(8)(a) (right of employees of NHS trusts to time off for public duties), omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

70In section 218(10)(c) (change of employer) omit “the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Audit Commission Act 1998 (c. 18)

71The Audit Commission Act 1998 is amended as follows.

72Omit section 33(8)(c) (bodies not subject to certain Commission studies).

73In section 53(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “health service body” omit “or NHS Direct National Health Service Trust”.

Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29)

74In section 69(3) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (meaning of “health professional”), in paragraph (f) omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

Health Act 1999 (c. 8)

75In section 16 of the Health Act 1999 (conversion of initial loans to NHS trusts to public dividend capital), in subsection (5) after the definition of “initial loan” insert—

  • “NHS trust” includes an NHS trust which was established (by virtue of the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006) under section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006, prior to the repeal of that section by section 179 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29)

76Omit section 309E(5)(h) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (NHS trusts to be included among relevant bodies for purposes of Mayor of London’s health inequalities strategy).

Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14)

77The Care Standards Act 2000 is amended as follows.

78In section 42(7) (power to extend application of Part 2), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “Welsh NHS bodies” omit the words from “all or most” to the end.

79In Schedule 2A (persons subject to review by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales), in paragraph 3 omit the words from “all or most” to the end.

80In Schedule 2B (persons whose arrangements are subject to review by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales), in paragraph 4 omit the words from “all or most” to the end.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

81In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (NHS in England and Wales), in paragraph 40, omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

International Development Act 2002 (c. 1)

82In Schedule 1 to the International Development Act 2002 (statutory bodies who may exercise certain powers for the purpose of assisting countries outside the UK), in the entry for National Health Service trusts, omit “the National Health Service Act 2006,”.

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41)

83In section 133(4) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (power of medical inspector to disclose information to NHS trusts), in paragraphs (a)(ii) and (b)(ii) omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 (c. 5)

84In section 1(1) of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 (meaning of “NHS body”), in the definition of “NHS body”, after “a National Health Service trust” insert “(in Wales)”.

Finance Act 2003 (c. 14)

85The Finance Act 2003 is amended as follows.

86In section 61(3) (bodies that are public authorities for purpose of requirement to comply with planning obligations), under the heading “Health: England and Wales”, in the entry for National Health Service trusts, omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

87In section 66(4) (bodies that are public bodies for purpose of exemption for transfers of land), under the heading “Health: England and Wales”, in the entry for National Health Service trusts, omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)

88In section 16(3) of the Licensing Act 2003 (bodies that may apply for premises licence), in the definition of “health service body”, in paragraph (a), omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43)

89The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 is amended as follows.

90In section 148 (interpretation of Part 2)—

(a)in the definition of “English NHS body” omit paragraph (c), and

(b)in paragraph (b) of the definition of “Welsh NHS body”, omit the words from “all or most” to the end.

91In section 160 (provision of information in personal injury cases), in subsection (4), in the definition of “ambulance trust”, in paragraph (a)(i), omit “section 25 of the 2006 Act,”.

92In section 162 (payment of NHS charges to hospitals or ambulance trusts), in subsection (6), in the definition of “relevant ambulance trust”—

(a)before paragraph (a) insert—

(za)in relation to England, means the NHS foundation trust which is designated by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section in relation to the health service hospital to which the injured person was taken for treatment,,

(b)in paragraph (a) omit “England or”,

(c)in sub-paragraph (i) of that paragraph omit “section 25 of the 2006 Act or”, and

(d)omit sub-paragraph (ii) of that paragraph (and the preceding “or”).

93In section 165 (power to apply provisions about recovery of charges to non NHS hospitals), in subsection (3)(b)(ii) omit “section 25 of the 2006 Act,”.

Finance Act 2004 (c. 12)

94In section 59 of the Finance Act 2004 (contractors), in subsection (5), in the definition of “NHS trust”, in paragraph (a) omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28)

95In section 9(4)(a) of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (duty to have regard to guidance on conduct of domestic homicide reviews), in the entry for NHS trusts omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Children Act 2004 (c. 31)

96The Children Act 2004 is amended as follows.

97In section 11(1) (NHS trusts’ duty to promote the safety and welfare of children), omit paragraph (f).

98In section 13(3) (Local Safeguarding Children Boards), in paragraph (f) omit “an NHS trust and”.

99In section 28(1) (arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare: Wales), in paragraph (c) omit the words from “all or most” to the end.

Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (c. 36)

100In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (category 1 responders to emergencies), in paragraph 5 omit “section 25 of the 2006 Act, or”.

National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42)

101In section 206(1) of the National Health Service Act (Wales) 2006 (interpretation), omit the definition of “NHS trust”.

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (c. 19)

102In section 6(7) of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (duty of care in emergencies), in the definition of “relevant NHS body”, in paragraph (a) omit “NHS trust,”.

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28)

103The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 is amended as follows.

104In section 222 (arrangements regarding local involvement networks)—

(a)omit subsection (3)(b), and

(b)omit subsection (4)(d).

105In section 224(2) (duties of service-providers to local involvement networks), omit paragraph (a).

106In section 225(7) (duty to allow entry to local involvement networks), omit paragraph (a).

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4)

107In section 119(4) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (offence of causing nuisance or disturbance on NHS premises), in the definition of “relevant English NHS body”—

(a)omit paragraph (a), and

(b)in paragraph (c), for “that Act” substitute “the National Health Service Act 2006” (and omit the “or” preceding that paragraph).

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14)

108The Health and Social Care Act 2008 is amended as follows.

109In section 97(1) (general interpretation of Part 1)—

(a)in the definition of “English NHS body” omit paragraph (c), and

(b)in the definition of “English NHS provider” omit paragraph (b).

110In section 153(1) (directing NHS bodies to exercise certain functions in relation to financial assistance), omit paragraph (c).

Autism Act 2009 (c. 15)

111In section 4(1) of the Autism Act 2009 (interpretation), in the definition of “NHS body”, omit paragraph (c).

Health Act 2009 (c. 21)

112The Health Act 2009 is amended as follows.

113In section 2(2) (bodies with duty to have regard to NHS Constitution) omit paragraph (c).

114In section 8(2) (bodies with duty to publish information on quality of services) omit paragraph (b).

Corporation Tax Act 2010 (c. 4)

115In section 986 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (meaning of “health service body”), in the table, in the entry for a National Health Service trust, omit “section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or”.

Equality Act 2010 (c. 15)

116In Part 1 of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 (bodies subject to public sector equality duty), in the group of entries that includes entries for bodies whose functions relate to the health service, omit the entry for an NHS trust.

Charities Act 2011 (c. 25)

117The Charities Act 2011 is amended as follows.

118In section 149 (audit or examination of English NHS charity accounts), in subsection (7), omit paragraphs (c), (d) and (e).

119In section 150 (audit or examination of Welsh NHS charity accounts), in subsection (4)—

(a)in paragraph (b), omit the words from “all or most” to the end,

(b)in paragraph (c), omit “falling within paragraph (b)”, and

(c)in paragraph (d), omit “such”.

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