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National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. The Act

  4. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1 – National Health Service, etc.

      1. NHS bodies and their functions: England

        1. Section 1: English Health Authorities: change of name

        2. Section 2: Primary Care Trusts

        3. Section 3: Directions: distribution of functions

        4. Section 4: Personal medical services, personal dental services and local pharmaceutical services

        5. Section 5: Local Representative Committees

      2. NHS bodies and their functions: Wales

        1. Section 6: Local Health Boards

      3. Financial arrangements: England and Wales

        1. Sections 7, 8 and 9: funding of Strategic Health Authorities, Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts and Local Health Boards

        2. Section 7: Funding of Strategic Health Authorities and Health Authorities

        3. Section 8: Funding of Primary Care Trusts

        4. Section 9: Funding of Local Health Boards

        5. Section 10: Expenditure of NHS bodies

      4. Quality

        1. Section 11: Duty of Quality

        2. Section 12: Further functions of the Commission for Health Improvement

        3. Section 13: Commission for Health Improvement: inspections and investigations

        4. Section 14: Commission for Health Improvement: constitution

      5. Patient and public involvement

        1. Section 15: Establishment of Patients’ Forums

        2. Section 16: Additional functions of PCT Patients’ Forums

        3. Section 17: Entry and Inspection of Premises

        4. Section 18: Annual reports

        5. Section 19 Supplementary

        6. Section 20: The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health

        7. Section 21: Overview and scrutiny committees

        8. Section 22: Abolition of Community Health Councils in England

        9. Section 23: Joint working with the prison service

        10. Section 24: Health and well-being strategies in Wales

    2. Part 2: Health care professions

      1. The Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals

        1. Sections 25 to 29: The Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals

        2. Section 25: The Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals

        3. Section 26: Powers and duties of the Council: general

        4. Section 27: Regulatory bodies and the Council

        5. Section 28: Complaints about regulatory bodies

        6. Section 29: Reference of disciplinary cases by Council to court

      2. Appeals

        1. Sections 30 to 34: Appeals

        2. Section 30: Medical practitioners

        3. Section 31: Dentists

        4. Section 32: Opticians

        5. Section 33: Osteopaths

        6. Section 34: Chiropractors

      3. The pharmacy profession

        1. Section 35: Regulation of the profession of pharmacy

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous

      1. Section 36: Amendments of health service legislation in connection with consolidation

      2. Section 38: Regulations and orders

      3. Section 39: Supplementary and consequential provision etc

      4. Section 40: Wales

      5. Section 41: Financial Provisions

      6. Section 42: Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent

        1. Note on drafting assumptions

  5. Commencement

  6. Hansard References

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