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

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8.—(1) An appointing Authority shall—

(a)in respect of an appointment to which regulation 6(5) applies, refer to the Committee, any application received by the Authority for that appointment;

(b)in respect of all other appointments, refer to the Committee any application received by the Authority on or before the closing date specified in accordance with regulation 6(3), and any application received after that date, but before the Committee meets, if the Authority is satisfied that there is a reasonable explanation for its late receipt.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), the Committee may adopt any procedure which it considers to be appropriate, but shall—

(a)consider all applications referred to it under paragraph (1);

(b)select from the applicants any persons whom the Committee considers suitable for the appointment; and

(c)submit to the Authority the names of any persons selected, together with such comments as it considers appropriate.

(3) The Committee shall not submit the name of any person under paragraph (2) without having interviewed him.

(4) Where the Authority proposes to make an appointment to a whole-time post but, in the opinion of the Committee, one or more of the applicants would be suitable for an appointment on a part-time basis it shall submit to the Authority the names of any such applicants and may add such comments as it considers appropriate.

(5) Where, in the opinion of the Committee, none of the applicants is suitable for appointment the Committee shall so inform the Authority.

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