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

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Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

88

*Clause     13,     page     9,     line     27,     at end insert 'following consultation with Community Health Councils, patients' and carers' organisations and the wider community'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

57

Clause     13,     page     9,     line     28,     leave out from 'The' to end and insert 'guidance may include—'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

89

*Clause     13,     page     9,     line     28,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

58

Clause     13,     page     9,     leave out lines 39 and 40.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

59

Clause     13,     page     10,     leave out lines 1 to 7.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

60

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     5,     leave out 'trust' and insert 'trusts'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

90

*Clause     13,     page     10,     line     6,     after 'established,' insert 'the Health Authority, and the overview and scrutiny committee,'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

91

*Clause     13,     page     10,     line     11,     after 'Authorities', insert 'and overview and scrutiny committees'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

92

*Clause     13,     page     10,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(n) scrutiny by Patients' Forums of health services provided in the locality under arrangements under regulations under section 31 of the Health Act 1999.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

61

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Secretary of State may by regulation make provision for—

    (a) the funding of Patients' Forums and the provision of premises, other facilities and staff;

    (b) the payment of travelling and other allowances to members of a Patients' Forum or of a committee of a Forum (including attendance allowances or compensation for loss of remunerative time);

    (c) the provision of information to a Patients' Forum by the trust for which it is established, including descriptions of information which are or are not to be provided.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

93

*Clause     13,     page     10,     leave out lines 14 to 24 and insert 'will comprise—

    (a) at least 25 per cent. of members who are members or representatives of voluntary organisations operating in the district whose members or client group have an interest in the health service, and

    (b) at least 25 per cent. of members being persons living in the locality or district for whom services are being provided or may in the future be provided under the 1977 Act, and

    (c) at least 25 per cent. of members being persons who provide care for persons detailed in paragraph (b) above but who are not employed to do so by anybody in the exercise of their functions under any enactment.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

30

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The regulations must make provision to ensure that the members and the staff of a Patients' Forum are not financially dependent on the health authorities or trusts for which it is established.'.


   

Sir George Young

39

Clause     29,     page     30,     line     2,     leave out '(other than practitioner services)'.


   

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.'.


   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

63

Clause     61,     page     55,     line     18,     after 'section', insert '16(4) or'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

64

Clause     61,     page     55,     line     23,     after 'section', insert '16(4) or'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

35

Clause     62,     page     56,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '"discrimination" includes any form of direct or 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.'.


   

Mr John Denham

114

*Schedule     4,     page     65,     line     8,     leave out sub-paragraph (4).

   

Mr John Denham

115

*Schedule     5,     page     66,     column     3,     line     38,     leave out from beginning to end of line 40.


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 each 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.'.

 
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