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This Order makes minor amendments to the National Health Service Act 1977 and other health service legislation which facilitate, or are otherwise desirable in connection with, the consolidation of that legislation. The Order will come into force immediately before the consolidation comes into force.
The amendments in Schedule 1 can be categorised broadly as: desirable to clarify the legislation or remove an element of ambiguity from it, necessary to remedy missed consequential provisions, or repealing provisions which are either spent or unnecessary.
The repeals and revocations in Schedule 2 are consequential upon the amendments made by Schedule 1.
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