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The General Medical Services Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Wales) Order 2004

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Additional services in general medical services contracts under article 8 or 10

17.—(1) A general medical services contract which is entered into with a person who is entitled to enter into such a contract under article 8 or 10 must, subject to any right to opt out of such services included in the contract pursuant to regulation 17 of the 2004 Regulations, provide for the contractor to provide in core hours to—

(a)the contractor’s registered patients; and

(b)persons accepted by it as temporary residents,

such of the additional services as are equivalent to the services specified in paragraph (2), unless, prior to the signing of the contract, the Local Health Board which is a prospective party to the contract has accepted in writing a written request from the contractor that the contract should not require it to provide all or any of those additional services.

(2) The services referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)the services which were specified in the notice of the vacancy published under regulation 18D of the 1992 Regulations(1); or

(b)in a case in which the services required were not so specified, the services which the medical practitioner whose death or withdrawal or removal from the Local Health Board’s medical list led to the declaration of the vacancy was providing to his or her patients immediately prior to his or her death or withdrawal or removal from the list.

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Regulation 18D was substituted by S.I. 1998/2838 and amended by S.I. 2002/554 and 2469.

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