Search Legislation

The Patients' Forums (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2003

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Patients' Forums (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st September 2003.

(2) These Regulations apply to England only.

(3) In these Regulations—

the Act” means the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;

“the 1977 Act” means the National Health Service Act 1977(1);

chairman” means, unless the context otherwise requires, the chairman of a Patients' Forum;

Commission” means the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health(2);

“the health service” shall be construed in accordance with section 128(1) of the 1977 Act;

“health service body” means—

(a)

a Strategic Health Authority, Special Health Authority, Primary Care Trust or NHS trust;

(b)

a Health Board or Special Health Board constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(3); or the Scottish Dental Practice Board, the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service or an NHS trust respectively constituted under sections 4, 10 and 12A of that Act;

(c)

the Dental Practice Board constituted under section 37(1) of the 1977 Act;

“member” in relation to a Patients' Forum includes the chairman except where the context otherwise requires;

“PCT Patients' Forum” has the meaning given in section 16 of the Act(4);

“primary care list” means—

(a)

a list of persons undertaking to provide general medical services, general dental services, general ophthalmic services or, as the case may be, pharmaceutical services prepared pursuant to regulations made under sections 29, 36, 39, 42 or 43 of the 1977 Act(5);

(b)

a list of persons approved for the purpose of assisting in the provision of any such services prepared pursuant to regulations made under section 43D of that Act(6);

(c)

a services list referred to in section 28DA of that Act(7) or section 8ZA of the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997(8); or

(d)

a list corresponding to a services list prepared by virtue of regulations made under section 41 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001(9).

(2)

Established under section 20 of the Act.

(3)

1978 c. 29. Section 2 was amended by the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudication Act 1983 (c. 41), Schedule 7, paragraph 1 and by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19) (“the 1990 Act”), section 25; section 4 was amended by the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (c. 49), section 12(3) and Schedule 3; section 10 was amended by the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53), Schedule 6, paragraph 2 and the 1990 Act, Schedule 10; section 12A was inserted by the 1990 Act, section 31 and amended by section 46(1) of the Health Act 1999 (“the 1999 Act”).

(4)

See also section 15(1)(b) of the Act under which such Patients' Forums are established.

(5)

Section 29 was extended by the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (c. 49) (“the 1988 Act”), section 17 and amended by the following: the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53) (“the 1980 Act”), sections 1 and 7 and Schedule 1, paragraph 42(b), the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41), Schedule 6, paragraph 2, the Medical Act 1983 (c. 54), section 56(1) and Schedule 5, paragraph 16(a), S.I. 1985/39, article 7(3), The Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17) (“the 1995 Act”), Schedule 1, paragraph 18, the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997 (c. 46), Schedule 2, paragraph 8, the 2001 Act, section 17 and the Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 3: section 36(1) was so numbered by the Health and Social Security Act 1984 (c. 48) (“the 1984 Act”), Schedule 3, paragraph 5(1) and amended by S.I. 1981/432, article 3(3)(a), S.I. 1985/39, article 7(10), the 1988 Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 4, the 1990 Act, section 24 and the 1995 Act, Schedule 1, paragraph 25(a); section 36(4) to (8) was inserted by the 2001 Act, section 20(1)(4)(c); section 39 was extended by the 1988 Act, section 17 and amended by the 1980 Act, sections 1 and 2 and Schedule 1, paragraph 52, the 1984 Act, section 1(4), Schedule 1, paragraph 1 and Schedule 8, S.I. 1985/39, article 7(12), the 1995 Act, Schedule 1, paragraph 28, the 1999 Act, section 9(4), the 2001 Act, section 20(5) and 23(4) and the Act, Schedule 2 paragraph 12; section 42 was substituted by the National Health Service (Amendment) Act 1986 (c. 66), section 3(1), extended by the 1988 Act, section 17 and amended by S.I. 1987/2202, article 4, the 1990 Act, section 12(3), the 1995 Act, Schedule 1, paragraph 30, by the 2001 Act, section 43(2), (3) and (4) and by the Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 16; section 43 was amended by the 1995 Act, Schedule 1, paragraph 31 and by the Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 17.

(6)

Section 43D was inserted by the 2001 Act, section 24 and amended by the Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 20.

(7)

Section 28DA was inserted by the 2001 Act, section 26(1).

(8)

1997 c. 46; section 8ZA was inserted by the 2001 Act, section 26(2).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources