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Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) Regulation 2 of the principal Regulations (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2) Before the definition of “application” insert the following definition—

“accredited as a consultant” means—

(a)

a person whose name is included in the register of specialists maintained by the General Medical Council pursuant to article 8 of the European Specialist Medical Qualifications Order 1995 (the specialist register); or

(b)

a person whose name is included in the register of specialists maintained by the General Medical Council pursuant to article 13 of the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003 (the specialist register),

where that person has either been appointed as a consultant by an Armed Services Consultant Appointment Board or appointed to a consultant post with an Authority;.

(3) In the definition of “Authority”, after “Special Health Authority,” insert “an NHS trust, a Local Health Board”.

(4) After the definition of “core members” insert the following definition—

“Defence Medical Services” means the medical services of the air force, army and navy of the United Kingdom, whose function is to provide primary and secondary healthcare to service personnel and entitled civilians;.

(5) In the definition of “lay member” delete “or NHS trust”.

(6) The definition of “relevant college” is amended as follows—

(a)after paragraph (e) insert “(ee) the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health,”;

(b)after paragraph (f) insert “(ff) the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow,”;

(c) in paragraph (g) delete the word “or”;

(d)in paragraph (h) after the word “Radiologists,” insert the word “or”; and

(e)after paragraph (h) insert “(i) the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,”.

(7) For the definition of “relevant University” substitute the following—

“relevant University” means—

(a)

for an appointment to a Local Health Board any University associated with the provision of health services to that Board;

(b)

for an appointment to an NHS trust,

(i)

in the case where a University is specified in the Establishment Order for the NHS trust in question, that University; or

(ii)

in all other cases, any University with a department which teaches the relevant specialty;.