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11. After paragraph 12 there shall be inserted a new paragraph as follows:—
12A.—(1) A doctor, before employing any person to assist him in the provision of general medical services, shall take reasonable care to satisfy himself that the person in question is both competent and suitably qualified to discharge the duties for which he is to be employed.
(2) When considering the competence and suitability of any person for the purpose of sub-paragraph (1) a doctor shall have regard, in particular, to—
(a)that person’s academic and vocational qualifications;
(b)that person’s training and his experience in employment;
(c)any guidance issued by the Board in accordance with regulation 33A.
(3) A doctor shall afford to each employee reasonable opportunities to undertake appropriate training with a view to maintaining that employee’s competence.”.
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