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7. In section 279 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (health service practitioners)(1)–
(a)in subsection (1)–
(i)omit “personal medical services or” and “general medical services,”; and
(ii)in paragraph (b), omit “19,”; and
(b)after subsection (2) add–
“(3) In this Act “worker” also includes an individual regarded in his capacity as one who works or normally works or seeks to work as a person performing primary medical services–
(a)in accordance with arrangements made by a Health Board under section 17C of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978; or
(b)under a contract under section 17J of that Act entered into by him with a Health Board,
and “employer” in relation to such an individual, regarded in that capacity, means that Health Board.”.
Relevant amendments to section 279 were made by the Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17), Schedule 1, paragraph 122, by the 1997 Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 67, by the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17), Schedule 2, paragraph 60, and Schedule 3, paragraph 13, and by the 2003 Act, Schedule 11, paragraph 59.
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