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The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005

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9.—(1) Where a dispensing doctor—

(a)is a GMS contractor, or is engaged or employed by a GMS contractor, the complaints procedure established in accordance with the terms of a GMS contract which give effect to paragraph 92 of Schedule 6 to the GMS Regulations;

(b)is a PMS contractor, or is engaged or employed by a PMS contractor, the complaints procedure established in accordance with the terms of a PMS agreement which give effect to paragraph 86 of Schedule 5 to the PMS Regulations;

(c)is an APMS contractor, or is engaged or employed by an APMS contractor, the complaints procedure established by the relevant APMS contract to deal with complaints in relation to the provision of primary medical services;

(d)is employed or engaged by a Primary Care Trust for the purposes of providing services within a PCTMS practice, the complaints procedure established by that PCTMS practice to deal with complaints in relation to the provision of primary medical services,

shall apply in relation to any matter reasonably connected with the provision of pharmaceutical services as it applies as respects to services provided under that contract or agreement, or within that practice.

(2) Accordingly, the term of any relevant GMS contract which gives effect to paragraph 97 of Schedule 6 to the GMS Regulations or the equivalent provision in the PMS Regulations also applies in relation to complaints about such matters.

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