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The National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) (Wales) Regulations 1996

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These Regulations provide for the procedure to be followed by Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities in Wales when appointing medical and dental practitioners to consultant posts.

As respects those appointments to which the Regulations apply (regulation 3), provision is made for the advertisement of vacant posts (regulation 6), for the constitution and procedure of Advisory Appointments Committees to select candidates for appointment (regulations 7 and 8, and Schedules 1 and 2), and for the candidates’ subsequent appointment by Authorities to consultant posts (regulation 9). The Regulations do not apply to certain appointments (regulation 5).

These Regulations replace and revoke the National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) (Wales) Regulations 1983 (SI 1983/1275) and two other instruments. These Regulations also make transitional provision in relation to those cases where Advisory Appointments Committees have been constituted under the 1983 Regulations but where the appointment process has not been completed by 11th June 1996.

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