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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 4th December 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE A


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE REFORM AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Orders of the Committee of 27th and 29th November.

   

Dr Evan Harris

161

Clause     11,     page     17,     line     3,     at beginning insert—

    '(1)   In subsection 18(1) of the 1999 Act (duty of quality), after the first word "of" there is inserted "the Department of Health,".

    (2)'   

   

Dr Evan Harris
Dr Richard Taylor

160

Clause     11,     page     17,     line     5,     at end insert 'including monitoring the provisions of health and safety legislation and infection control measures'.


   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr John Baron
Mr Peter Atkinson

155

Clause     12,     page     17,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In subsection (2), at the end of paragraph (b) there is inserted "including co-ordinating visits to Primary Care Trusts or to NHS Trusts with other bodies carrying out monitoring or inspections of those premises".'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

162

Clause     12,     page     17,     line     30,     after '(2),', insert 'paragraphs (a) and (b) are omitted, and'.


   

Mr John Hutton

124

Clause     13,     page     17,     line     42,     after 'providers' insert ', and persons who provide or are to provide health care for which NHS bodies or service providers have responsibility,'.

   

Mr John Hutton

125

Clause     13,     page     18,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '(za) a review under subsection (1)(b),'.

   

Mr John Hutton

126

Clause     13,     page     18,     line     8,     leave out 'equivalent function' and insert 'function equivalent to one referred to in paragraph (za) or (a)'.

   

Mr John Hutton

127

Clause     13,     page     18,     line     12,     leave out 'or service provider' and insert ', service provider or other person reviewed,'.

   

Mr John Hutton

128

Clause     13,     page     18,     line     20,     leave out 'or service provider' and insert ', service provider or other person'.

   

Mr John Hutton

129

Clause     13,     page     18,     line     22,     after 'provider' insert 'or other person'.

   

Mr John Hutton

130

Clause     13,     page     18,     line     27,     leave out 'or service provider' and insert ', service provider or other person'.


   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

163

Clause     15,     page     20,     line     3,     leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

    '(1)   The Community Health Councils established for districts in England under section 20 of the 1977 Act are reformed and are renamed Councils for the Involvement of Patients and Public ("Councils") and the Community Health Councils Regulations 1996 are amended accordingly.

    (2)   The Secretary of State shall, following consultation with the Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales, Community Health Councils, patients' and carers' organisations and the wider community, make regulations in relation to Councils in England providing for—

      (a) the inclusion in Councils' annual reports of details of the arrangements maintained in that year for obtaining the views of patients, carers and the wider community in their localities;

      (b) the commissioning of, or delivery by, Councils of services under section 19A of the 1977 Act (independent advocacy services) within their areas;

      (c) the preparation of reports on the operation of the independent advocacy service to be compiled by Councils and provided to the Secretary of State, the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health, the relevant overview and scrutiny committees, Strategic Health Authorities, NHS trusts, and other appropriate organisations;

      (d) (i) promotion by Councils of the involvement of members of the public in its area in consultations or, processes leading (or potentially leading) to decisions by those mentioned in section 19(3), or the formulation of policies by them, which would or might affect (whether directly or not) the health of those members of the public;

      (ii) co-operation with the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health in carrying out this function;

      (e) the provision of advice, reports and recommendations by Councils to strategic health authorities, Primary Care Trusts, NHS trusts, and overview and scrutiny committees;

      (f) the furnishing and publication by NHS trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities and overview and scrutiny committees of comments on the reports, recommendations and representations of Councils referred to in paragraph (e) above and paragraph (h) below;

      (g) the discharge of any function of a council by a committee of the Council or a joint committee appointed with another Council;

      (h) representation by Councils of the views of members of the public in its area about matters affecting their health to persons and bodies which exercise functions in a Council's area (including in particular the overview and scrutiny committees and the joint overview and scrutiny committees mentioned in sections 7, 8 and 10 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001);

      (i) co-operation with The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health in its duties.'

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

171

Clause     15,     page     20,     line     21,     leave out '(2)(c)' and insert '(2)(e)'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

172

Clause     15,     page     20,     line     22,     leave out 'Patients' Forum' and insert 'Council'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

173

Clause     15,     page     20,     line     24,     leave out 'Patients' Forums' and insert 'Councils'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

174

Clause     15,     page     20,     line     27,     leave out subsection (5)'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

175

Clause     15,     page     20,     leave out line 39.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

176

Clause     15,     page     20,     leave out lines 44 and 45.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Baron
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Peter Atkinson

146

Page     20,     line     2,     leave out Clause 15.


   

Mr John Hutton

156

Clause     16,     page     21,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '( )   Health Authorities,

    ( )   Local Health Boards,

    ( )   local authorities,'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

177

Clause     16,     page     21,     line     15,     leave out 'Patients' Forums' and insert 'Councils'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

178

Clause     16,     page     21,     line     20,     leave out 'Patients' Forum' and insert 'Council'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

179

Clause     16,     page     21,     line     22,     leave out 'Forum's' and insert 'Council's'.

   

Mr John Hutton

157

Clause     16,     page     21,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '( )   In subsection (1), "local authorities" has the same meaning as in section 31 of the 1999 Act (arrangements between NHS bodies and local authorities).'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Baron
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Peter Atkinson

147

Page     21,     line     4,     leave out Clause 16.


   

Dr Evan Harris

180

Page     21,     line     26,     leave out Clause 17.


   

Dr Evan Harris

181

Page     22,     line     8,     leave out Clause 18.


   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

164

Clause     19,     page     23,     line     20,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   the Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales established under paragraph 5 of Schedule 7 to the 1977 Act is reformed as a body corporate and is renamed the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health; the NHS (Association of Community Health Councils) Regulations 1977 and the Community Health Council Regulations 1996 are amended accordingly.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

165

Clause     19,     page     23,     line     23,     after 'following', insert 'additional'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

182

Clause     19,     page     23,     line     32,     leave out 'Patients' Forums' and insert 'Councils'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

183

Clause     19,     page     23,     line     36,     leave out 'Patients' Forums' and insert 'Councils'.

 
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