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Health and Social Care Bill

This is the text of the Health and Social Care Bill, as amended in Committee in the House of Commons and printed on 8th February 2001.

 
 
  
Health and Social Care Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
Health service funding
Clause 
1.Determination of allotments to and resource limits for Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts.
2.Payments relating to past performance.
3.Supplementary payments to NHS trusts and Primary Care Trusts.
4.Public-private partnerships.
5.Income generation.

Terms of employment of health service employees
6.Terms and conditions of employment by health service bodies.

Scrutiny of health service provision
7.Functions of overview and scrutiny committees.
8.Joint overview and scrutiny committees etc.
9.Overview and scrutiny committees: exempt information.
10.Public involvement and consultation.
11.Establishment of Patients' Forums.
12.Patients' Forums: entry and inspection of premises.
13.Patients' Forums: annual reports.
14.Patients' Forums: supplementary.
15.Abolition of Community Health Councils in England.
16.Power to abolish Community Health Councils in Wales.

Intervention powers
17.Intervention orders.

Abolition of Medical Practices Committee and National Health Service Tribunal
18.Abolition of Medical Practices Committee.
19.Vacancies for medical practitioners.
20.Abolition of NHS Tribunal.

General and personal medical services, general dental services, general ophthalmic services and pharmaceutical services
21.Remuneration of general medical practitioners.
22.Out of hours medical services.
23.Medical, dental, ophthalmic and pharmaceutical etc. lists.
24.Dental corporations.
25.Declaration of financial interests, gifts, etc.
26.Supplementary lists.
27.Suspension and disqualification of practitioners.

Personal medical services and personal dental services
28.PMS and PDS lists.

The Family Health Services Appeal Authority
29.The Family Health Services Appeal Authority.

PART II
PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES
CHAPTER I
LOCAL PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES
Preparation and making of pilot schemes
30.Pilot schemes.
31.Making pilot schemes.
32.Designation of priority neighbourhoods or premises.

Reviews, variation and termination of pilot schemes
33.Reviews of pilot schemes.
34.Variation and termination of pilot schemes.

NHS contracts and financial provisions
35.NHS contracts.
36.Funding of preparatory work.
37.Charges, recovery of payments and penalties.

General
38.Effect of the 1977 Act.
39.Premises from which piloted services may be provided.
40.Control of entry regulations.

Assessing the result of pilot schemes
41.Assessing pilot schemes.

Provision for local pharmaceutical schemes
42.Provision for LPS schemes.

Corresponding provision, etc.
43.Corresponding provision and application of enactments.

CHAPTER II
CHANGES TO EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS
England and Wales
44.Dispensing of NHS prescriptions and provision of pharmaceutical services.
45.Remote provision of pharmaceutical, etc. services.

Scotland
46.Dispensing of NHS prescriptions.

PART III

CARE TRUSTS AND PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS
Care Trusts
47.Care Trusts where voluntary partnership arrangements.
48.Care Trusts where directed partnership arrangements.
49.Further provisions about directions in connection with Care Trusts.

Partnership arrangements: transfer of staff
50.Transfer of staff in connection with partnership arrangements.

PART IV
SOCIAL CARE
Nursing care
51.Exclusion of nursing care from community care services.

Preserved rights
52.Preserved rights: transfer to local authorities of responsibilities as to accommodation.
53.Preserved rights: disclosure of information.
54.Preserved rights: alignment of social security benefits.

Measures to increase availability of Part III accommodation
55.Disregarding of resources when determining need for residential accommodation.
56.Funding by resident etc. of more expensive accommodation.
57.Power for local authorities to take charges on land instead of contributions.
58.Cross-border placements.

Direct payments
59.Direct payments.
60.Direct payments in respect of children.

Supplementary
61.Interpretation of Part IV.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY
Patient information
62.Control of patient information.

Prescribing rights
63.Extension of prescribing rights.

Supplementary
64.Regulations and orders.
65.Supplementary and consequential provision etc.
66.Interpretation.
67.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.
68.Powers of National Assembly for Wales under amended Acts.
69.Financial provisions.
70.Short title, commencement and extent.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Exempt information relating to health services.
    Part I-Descriptions of exempt information.
    Part II-Qualifications.
    Part III-Interpretation.
    Schedule 2-Pilot Schemes.
    Schedule 3-LPS Schemes.
    Schedule 4-Partnership Arrangements: transfer of staff.
    Schedule 5-Minor and consequential amendments.
    Part I-National Health Service.
    Part II-Social Care.
    Schedule 6-Repeals.
    Part I-National Health Service.
    Part II-Pharmaceutical services.
    Part III-Social Care.
 


 
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