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8.—(1) The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (Wales) Regulations 2004(1) are amended as follows.
(2) In regulation 21(1) (interpretation of Part 3: medical performers lists)—
(a)omit the definitions of “the 2003 Order”, “the Board” and “the Vocational Training Regulations”;
(b)for the definition of “armed forces GP” substitute—
““armed forces GP” means a medical practitioner who—
is employed under a contract of service by the Ministry of Defence whether or not as a member of the armed forces; and
is entered on the GP Register;”;
(c)for the definition of “both registers” substitute—
““both registers” means the register of medical practitioners and the GP Register;”;
(d)in the definition of “CCT”, for “article 8 of the 2003 Order” substitute “section 34L(1) of the Medical Act 1983”;
(e)for the definitions of “GP Register”, “GP Registrar”, “GP Trainer” and “general medical practitioner” substitute—
““GP Register” means the register kept by virtue of section 34C of the Medical Act 1983;”;
““GP Registrar” means a medical practitioner who is being trained in general practice by a GP Trainer, whether as part of training leading to a CCT or otherwise;”;
““GP Trainer” means a general medical practitioner, other than a GP Registrar, who is approved by the General Medical Council for the purposes of providing training to a GP Registrar;”;
““general medical practitioner” means a GP Registrar or a medical practitioner whose name is included in the GP Register;”;
(f)for the definition of “vocational training scheme” substitute—
““vocational training scheme” means postgraduate medical education and training necessary for the award of a CCT in general practice.”.
(3) In regulation 22(2A) (medical performers list), for “the Board” substitute “the General Medical Council”.
(4) In regulation 23 (application for inclusion in a medical performers list)—
(a)for paragraph (2)(b)(iii), substitute—
“(iii)to provide the Local Health Board with evidence of their inclusion in the GP Register; and”;
(b)for paragraph (3) substitute—
“(3) The events to which this paragraph applies are—
(a)the conclusion of any period of general practice training required by section 34J of the Medical Act unless—
(i)it forms part of a vocational training scheme which has not yet been concluded; or
(ii)the general medical practitioner provides the Local Health Board with evidence of their inclusion in the GP Register;
(b)the failure satisfactorily to complete any period of general practice training within the meaning of that section of that Act; and
(c)the completion of a vocational training scheme unless the general medical practitioner provides the Local Health Board with evidence of their inclusion in the GP Register.”.
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