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

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Transfer of staff in connection with partnership arrangements

   

Mr John Denham

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Health Act 1999 shall be amended as follows.

    (2) At the end of section 31 (arrangements between NHS bodies and local authorities) there shall be added—

            "(9) Schedule 2A makes provision with respect to the transfer of staff in connection with arrangements made by virtue of this section."

    (3) In section 62 (regulations and orders), at the end of subsection (1) there shall be inserted ", unless it is an order under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2A."

    (4) The Schedule set out in Schedule (Partnership arrangements: transfer of staff) to this Act shall be inserted in the Health Act 1999 as Schedule 2A to that Act.'.


Premises from which piloted services may be provided

   

Mr John Denham

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    '. The relevant authority may by regulations—

    (a) prevent (except in such circumstances and to such extent as may be prescribed) the provision of both piloted services and pharmaceutical services from the same premises;

    (b) make provision with respect to the inclusion, removal, re-inclusion or modification of an entry in respect of premises in a list under section 42 of the 1977 Act.'.


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.'.


Community health councils

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    'Following the provisions in this Act, Community Health Councils shall be reformed following consultation.'.


Observer status at meeting of health authorities

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—Health Authorities shall extend observer status, with voice but no vote, to representatives of Patients' Forums, the Independent Local Advisory Forum, and overview and scrutiny committees for its area.'.


Exclusion of long term care from community care services in Wales

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The National Assembly for Wales may by order provide for the exclusion of long term care from the provision of community care services in Wales.

    (2) "Long term care" means any care in a residential or care home setting that is not board and lodging.'.


Mandatory disregard of property in certain circumstances

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1) The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision to require local authorities to disregard the value of an individual's property in prescribed circumstances when that property is occupied in whole or in part, as his home, by a person or persons with whom that individual is associated. Associated persons shall have the same meaning as in section 62(3) of the Family Law Act 1996.

    (2) Regulations under this section, may, in particular, make provision to specify the conditions which must be satisfied by the associated person before such a disregard is mandatory.'.


Spouses not to be requested to pay for the care of their partner in residential or nursing home care

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    'Sections 42 and 43 of the National Assistance Act 1948 shall cease to have effect.'.


General practitioners' lists

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations relating to the content of contracts for the provision of general medical services in the area.

    (2) Regulations under this section—

    (a) shall require that specified contracts with general medical practitioners must provide that—

            (i) a general medical practitioner may not refuse to accept a patient onto his list or remove a patient from his list unless such criteria as are specified in the regulations are satisfied; and

            (ii) where a general medical practitioner decides to refuse to accept a patient onto his list or to remove a patient from his list written reasons must be provided to the patient; and

    (b) may include any other provision the Secretary of State considers appropriate.'.


Reviews of Care Trusts

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The relevant authority shall, not less than two years and not more than three years after the date of designation of any trust as a Care Trust—

    (a) arrange for a review of the operation and effectiveness of that trust; and

    (b) arrange that the review includes consultation with all parties and bodies that the relevant authority considers have an interest in or are affected by the operation of that trust; and

    (c) arrange that the review includes an evaluation of the benefits to recipients of health and social care services within the area of the trust.

    (2) The relevant authority shall publish a report detailing the findings of any review conducted in accordance with subsection (1) above in such manner as it shall consider appropriate.'.

 
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