National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 1975

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1975/719

1975 No. 719

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

The National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 1975

30thApril 1975

19thMay 1975

1stJuly 1975

The Secretary of State for Social Services in exercise of powers conferred by the provisions respectively set out in Column 1 of Part I of the Schedule to these regulations as amended by the provisions in Column 2 of the said Part set out against those provisions, and now vested in her(a) and of powers conferred on her by the provisions set out in Part II of the said Schedule and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, hereby makes the following regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1. These regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 1975 and shall come into operation on 1st July 1975.

Interpretation

2. The rules for the construction of Acts of Parliament contained in the Interpretation Act 1889(b) shall apply for the purposes of the interpretation of these regulations as they apply for the purposes of the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

Amendment of regulations

3. The National Health Service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1974(c) shall be amended as follows:—

(1) in regulation 2(1) (Interpretation)—

(a) in the definition "medical card" after the words "other than" there shall be inserted—

"contraceptive services and";

(b) in the definition "treatment" after the words "does not include" there shall be inserted—

"contraceptive services or":

(2) for regulation 3 (Terms of service) there shall be substituted—

"Scope of services

3.—(1) The services, arrangements for the provision of which by doctors it is the duty under section 33 of the Act of an Authority to make and under section 7(3) of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973(d)

(a) See Secretary of State for Social Services Order 1968 (S.I. 1968/1699 (1968 III, p. p. 4585)) Article 2.

(b) 1889 c. 63.

(c) S.I. 1974/160 (1974 I, p. 490).

(d) 1973 c. 32.

of the Committee to administer, shall include—

(a) all necessary and appropriate personal medical services of the type usually provided by general medical practitioners; and

(b) giving advice to women on contraception, the medical examination of women seeking such advice, the treatment of such women and provision for the supply to such women of contraceptive substances and appliances (which services are hereinafter referred to as 'contraceptive services').

(2) The arrangements to which paragraph (1) refers shall incorporate the terms of service.":

(3) for regulation 4(2) (Medical list) there shall be substituted—

"(2) The medical list shall in respect of the doctors whose names are included thereon—

(a) indicate which of them are on the obstetric list and who have undertaken to provide either general medical services including maternity medical services or general medical services limited to maternity medical services;

(b) indicate, except in the case of a doctor who has requested otherwise, which of them have undertaken to provide contraceptive services and shall distinguish between those doctors who have so undertaken in respect only of patients for whom they have also undertaken other personal medical services and those doctors who have so undertaken without such restriction.":

(4) for regulation 6(1) (Withdrawal from the medical list) there shall be substituted—

"Amendment of or withdrawal from the medical list

6.—(1) A doctor may subject to paragraph (4) at any time give notice to the Committee that he wishes—

(a) to amend the particulars included on the medical list relating to the provision by him of personal medical services by including, or excluding, or limiting that provision to maternity medical services...

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