Amendments proposed to the Health and Social Care Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

36

*Schedule     3,     page     63,     line     10,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

37

*Schedule     3,     page     63,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The regulations must include provision for setting service standards, imposing conditions (including conditions as to qualifications, training and experience) to be satisfied by persons providing LP services, and for National Health Service redress mechanisms to be available in relation to the provision of LP services.'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

35

*Clause     62,     page     56,     line     10,     at end insert '"discrimination" includes any form of direct and indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination shall be taken to occur when one person is treated less favourably than another. Indirect discrimination shall be taken to occur where an apparently neutral provision, criterion or practice would put persons of a particular age at a particular disadvantage compared with other persons.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Reform of community health councils

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament within 12 months of the date of coming into force of this section regulations providing for reform of community health councils in England which will ensure that all parts of the health service are effectively covered by a community health council.

    (2) Regulations under subsection (1) above shall be subject to affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament.'.


Medical Practice Advisory Body

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) There shall be a body to be known as the Medical Practice Advisory Body.

    (2) The Secretary of State may make regulations for the membership, constitution and operation of the Medical Practice Advisory Body.

    (3) The function of the Medical Practice Advisory Body shall be to advise the Secretary of State on the maintenance of an adequate distribution throughout England and Wales of medical practitioners providing general medical services under section 10 of the 1977 Act or providing personal medical services under section 28C of that Act.

    (4) Any advice given to the Secretary of State by the Medical Practice Advisory Body shall be published in such manner as that body determines at the time the advice is given.'.


Association of Patients' Forums

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC3

*To move the following new Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall establish an independent national body, known as the Association of Patients' Forums, with a duty to provide a national overview of the patient experience to the Secretary of State and National Health Service bodies, on a regional and national level.

    (2) The Secretary of State shall make regulations for the purposes of subsection (1) above.

    (3) Before making regulations for the purposes of subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall consult such bodies as represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by the regulations.'.


Age discrimination

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC4

*To move the following Clause:—

    '. It shall be unlawful for any body to which this Act applies to refuse or delay any treatment or procedure, or to provide a less favourable standard of care, in respect of any person by reason of his age.'.


Patient Advocacy and Liaison Services

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC5

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations requiring all NHS trusts and Primary Care trusts to set up services to be known as Patient Advocacy and Liaison Services (PALS) and making provision for such services, including the establishment of links with Patients' Forums.

    (2) It is the duty of PALS to provide advocacy services to patients both in relation to everyday use of services provided by, or under arrangements made by, the relevant trust and in relation to complaints, including formal complaints, about the provision of such services.

    (3) Before making regulations for the purposes of subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall consult such bodies as represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by the regulations.'.


Independent Local Advisory Forums

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC6

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations requiring every Health Authority to set up a body known as an Independent Local Advisory Forum (ILAF), and making provision for such bodies, including the establishment of links with Patients' Forums.

    (2) It is the duty of ILAFs to provide independent advice to the Health Authority in determining the health priorities for the area and will be made up of residents of the local area including representatives from the local Patients' Forums.

    (3) Before making regulations for the purpose of subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall consult such bodies as represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by the regulations.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE (10TH JANUARY 2001)

    That the following provisions shall apply to the Health and Social Care Bill:

Standing Committee

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 8th February 2001.


 
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