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The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Wales) Regulations 2004

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56.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), a contractor shall not employ or engage a medical practitioner (other than one falling within paragraph 52(2)) unless—

(a)that practitioner has provided it with the name and address of the Local Health Board on whose medical performers list the practitioner appears; and

(b)the contractor has checked that the practitioner meets the requirements in paragraph 52.

(2) Where the employment or engagement of a medical practitioner is urgently needed and it is not possible for the contractor to check the matters referred to in paragraph 52 in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(b) before employing or engaging the medical practitioner, the medical practitioner may be employed or engaged on a temporary basis for a single period of up to 7 days whilst such checks are undertaken.

(3) Where the prospective employee is a GP Registrar, the requirements set out in sub-paragraph (1) shall apply with the modifications that —

(a)the name and address provided under sub-paragraph (1) may be the name and address of the Local Health Board on whose list the GP Registrar has applied for inclusion; and

(b)confirmation that GP Registrar’s name appears on that list shall not be required until the end of the first two months of the GP Registrar’s training period.

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