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The Avalon, Somerset, National Health Service Trust (Change of Name) Order 1999

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Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 3050

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND

The Avalon, Somerset, National Health Service Trust (Change of Name) Order 1999

Made

9th November 1999

Coming into force

22nd November 1999

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 126(3) and (4) of the National Health Service Act 1977(1) and section 5(1) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990(2) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, after completion of the consultation prescribed under section 5(2) of the latter Act(3), hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Avalon, Somerset, National Health Service Trust (Change of Name) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 22nd November 1999.

(2) In this Order—

the Order” means the Avalon, Somerset, National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1992(4);

the trust” means the National Health Service trust established by the Order.

Change of name of NHS trust

2.  The trust shall be called the Somerset Partnership National Health Service and Social Care Trust instead of the Avalon, Somerset, National Health Service Trust, and accordingly in article 1 of the Order in the definition of “the trust”, and in article 2 of the Order, for the words “Avalon, Somerset, National Health Service Trust” there shall be substituted the words “Somerset Partnership National Health Service and Social Care Trust”.

Transitional provisions

3.  The change of name under this Order shall not—

(a)affect any right or obligation of any person; or

(b)be taken as invalidating any instrument (whether made before, on or after the day on which this Order comes into force) which refers to the trust by its previous name, and all instruments and other documents which refer to the trust under its previous name shall be construed as referring to it under its new name.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Gisela Stuart

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Health

9th November 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order changes the name of an NHS trust established by Order under Part I of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 from the Avalon, Somerset, National Health Service Trust to the Somerset Partnership National Health Service and Social Care Trust, and makes consequential amendments to that Order and transitional provisions.

(1)

1977 c. 49; section 126 was amended by section 65(2) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), by paragraph 57 of Schedule 1 to the Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17) (“the 1995 Act”), by section 41(10) and paragraph 27 of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997 (c. 46) and by section 65(1) and paragraph 37 of Schedule 4 to the Health Act 1999 (c. 8) (“the 1999 Act”).

(2)

1990 c. 19; section 5 was amended by paragraph 69 of Schedule 1 to the 1995 Act and by section 13 of the 1999 Act.

(3)

See S.I. 1996/653, regulation 2(3).

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