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The National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I general

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Scope and terms of service

  3. PART II the medical list

    1. 4.Medical list

    2. 5.Amendment of or withdrawal from the medical list

    3. 6.Local Directory of Family Doctors

    4. 7.Removal from the medical list of names of doctors not providing services

    5. 8.Removal from the medical list on grounds of age

    6. 9.Application for inclusion in the medical list

    7. 10.Reports by Board to Medical Practices Committee

    8. 11.Succession to vacant medical practices

    9. 12.Exchange of practices

  4. PART III scottish medical practices committee

    1. 13.Appointment of members and tenure and vacation of office

    2. 14.Determination of applications

    3. 15.Conditions under which general medical services are to be provided

    4. 16.Variation of conditions

    5. 17.Appeal to the Secretary of State

    6. 18.Certificate that transaction does not involve sale of goodwill

  5. PART IV general medical services other than child health surveillance services, contraceptive services, maternity medical services and minor surgery services

    1. 19.Selection of doctor

    2. 20.Assignment of persons to doctors

    3. 21.Limitation of number of persons in doctors' lists

    4. 22.Change of doctor

    5. 23.Where a doctor has given notice to the Board in...

    6. 24.Temporary provision of general medical services

    7. 25.Removal of person from doctor’s list

    8. 26.Temporary residents

    9. 27.Doctors' lists

  6. PART V child health surveillance services, contraceptive services, maternity medical services and minor surgery services

    1. 28.Child health surveillance list

    2. 29.Obtaining child health surveillance services

    3. 30.Contraceptive services

    4. 31.Obtaining maternity medical services

    5. 32.Minor surgery list

    6. 33.Obtaining minor surgery services

  7. PART VI supply of drugs etc., by doctors

    1. 34.Arrangements for supply by doctors of drugs and appliances

  8. PART VII payments to doctors

    1. 35.Payments

    2. 36.Claims and overpayments

  9. PART VIII miscellaneous

    1. 37.Publication of particulars

    2. 38.Guidance to doctors

    3. 39.Exercise of choice of doctor in certain cases

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      TERMS OF SERVICE FOR DOCTORS

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Incorporation of provisions of regulations, etc.

      3. 3.Exercise of professional judgment

      4. 4.Persons for whose treatment the doctor is responsible

      5. 5.A doctor who is elderly or infirm or who has...

      6. 6.Acceptance of patients

      7. 7.A doctor may— (a) undertake to provide contraceptive services to...

      8. 8.Notwithstanding that the person concerned is not on his list,...

      9. 9.Right of a doctor to have patient removed from his list

      10. 10.Evidence of person’s title to obtain treatment

      11. 11.Services to patients

      12. 12.Practice leaflet

      13. 13.Treatment of patients

      14. 14.Newly registered patients

      15. 15.Patients not seen within 3 years

      16. 16.Patients aged 75 years and over

      17. 17.Absences, deputies, assistants and partners

      18. 18.(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-paragraphs (2), (3) and...

      19. 19.(1) Before entering into regular or standing arrangements with a...

      20. 20.(1) A doctor shall not engage another doctor as a...

      21. 21.(1) Nothing in paragraphs 18, 19 and 20 requires a...

      22. 22.Employees

      23. 23.Arrangements at practice premises

      24. 24.Doctors' availability to patients

      25. 25.Doctors available for only 4 days a week

      26. 26.Variation of doctors' availability to patients

      27. 27.Availability to patients outside normal hours

      28. 28.Practice area

      29. 29.Prescribing and dispensing

      30. 30.(1) Subject to paragraphs 29 and 31 a doctor shall...

      31. 31.(1) In the course of treating a patient to whom...

      32. 32.Records

      33. 33.Where a doctor provides general medical services for pupils or...

      34. 34.Reports to the medical officer

      35. 35.Annual reports

      36. 36.Acceptance of fees

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. PART I information and undertakings to be included in an application for inclusion in the medical list

      2. PART II information to be included in an application for the variation of a condition imposed in connection with inclusion in a medical list

      3. PART III form of application to provide contraceptive services

      4. PART IV information to be supplied by doctor applying for inclusion in a child health surveillance list

      5. PART V information to be supplied by doctor applying for inclusion in a minor surgery list

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE SERVICES

      1. 1.The services referred to in regulation 29(4)(a) shall comprise—

      2. 2.The records mentioned in regulation 29(4)(b) shall comprise an accurate...

      3. 3.The information mentioned in regulation 29(4)(c) shall comprise—

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MINOR SURGERY PROCEDURES

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN PRACTICE LEAFLETS

      1. 1.Personal and Professional Details of Doctor

      2. 2.Sex.

      3. 3.Medical qualifications registered by the General Medical Council.

      4. 4.Date and place of first registration as medical practitioner.

      5. 5.Practice Information

      6. 6.Whether an appointment system is operated by the doctor for...

      7. 7.If there is an appointment system, the method of obtaining...

      8. 8.The method of obtaining a non-urgent domiciliary visit and the...

      9. 9.The doctor’s arrangements for providing personal medical services when he...

      10. 10.The address of any premises approved under paragraph 23 of...

      11. 11.The method by which patients may obtain repeat prescriptions from...

      12. 12.Whether the doctor’s practice is a dispensing practice, and if...

      13. 13.Whether the doctor provides clinics for his patients, and if...

      14. 14.The numbers of staff, other than doctors, assisting the doctor...

      15. 15.Whether the doctor provides (1) maternity medical services, (2) contraceptive...

      16. 16.Whether the doctor works single-handed, in partnership, part-time or on...

      17. 17.Details of any arrangements whereby the doctor or his staff...

      18. 18.The geographical boundary of his practice area by reference to...

      19. 19.Whether the doctor’s practice premises have suitable access for all...

      20. 20.Personal and professional details as in paragraphs 1 to 4...

      21. 21.If the practice either— (a) is a general practitioner training...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      DOCTORS' HOURS

      1. PART I information to be included with any application under paragraph 24 of schedule i

        1. 1.The address of the proposed practice premises.

        2. 2.The days in each week during which the doctor will...

        3. 3.The hours of each such attendance by the doctor.

        4. 4.The hours of any attendance by the doctor on those...

        5. 5.The frequency, duration and purpose of any clinic provided by...

        6. 6.The estimated total time to be spent each week making...

        7. 7.The doctor’s proposals for notifying patients of the times and...

        8. 8.In the case of a doctor to whom paragraph 17(2)...

      2. PART II additional information to be included in any application by a doctor who is a restricted services principal or a restricted list principal

        1. 1.In the case of a restricted services principal—

        2. 2.In the case of a restricted list principal, the name,...

      3. PART III additional information to be included in any application by a doctor who seeks to be available normally on only 4 days in each week

        1. 1.A brief description of each health-related activity with reference to...

        2. 2.The days in each week during which the doctor will...

        3. 3.The number of hours in each week which are likely...

      4. PART IV illustrative list of health-related activities

        1. 1.Appointments concerning medical education or training.

        2. 2.Medical appointments within the health service other than in relation...

        3. 3.Medical appointments under the Crown, with Government Departments or Agencies,...

        4. 4.Appointments concerning the regulation of the medical profession or the...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED IN ANNUAL REPORTS

      1. 1.Particulars of the doctor’s other commitments as a medical practitioner,...

      2. 2.As respects orders for drugs and appliances, the doctor’s arrangements...

      3. 3.Information relating to the referral of patients to other services...

      4. 4.Information relating to the numbers of patients on the doctor’s...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      LIST OF PRESCRIBED MEDICAL CERTIFICATES

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES NOT TO BE SUPPLIED BY GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS OR PRESCRIBED FOR SUPPLY UNDER PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      DRUGS TO BE SUPPLIED BY GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS OR PRESCRIBED FOR SUPPLY UNDER PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES ONLY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES

  11. Explanatory Note

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