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10.—(1) The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2004(1) is amended as follows.
(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—
(a)omit the definition of “General Practitioner Register”;
(b)for the definitions of “CCT”, “general medical practitioner” and “GP Registrar”, substitute—
““CCT” means a Certificate of Completion of Training awarded under section 34L(1) of the Medical Act 1983 including any such certificate awarded in pursuance of the competent authority functions of the General Medical Council specified in section 49B of, and Schedule 4A to, that Act;”;
““general medical practitioner” means, unless the context otherwise requires, a medical practitioner whose name is included in the General Practitioner Register kept by the General Medical Council;”;
““GP Registrar” means a medical practitioner who is being trained in general practice by a general medical practitioner who is approved under section 34I of the Medical Act 1983 for the purpose of providing training under that section, whether as part of training leading to a CCT or otherwise;”.
(3) In paragraph 53(2)(d)(ii) of Schedule 6 (qualifications of performers), for “the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board” substitute “the General Medical Council”.
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