The Medical Act 1983 (Qualifying Examinations) Order 2008

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2008/1037

2008 No. 1037

Health Care And Associated ProfessionsDoctors

The Medical Act 1983 (Qualifying Examinations) Order 2008

Made 9th April 2008

Coming into force 14th May 2008

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 9th day of April 2008

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

This Order in Council is made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(2) of the Medical Act 19831.

It appears to the Education Committee of the General Medical Council that the standard of proficiency required from candidates at examinations held or to be held for the purpose of granting one or more primary United Kingdom qualifications2by the following universities and combinations of universities does or will conform to the prescribed standard of proficiency3: the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine; a combination of the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex; and a combination of the University of Hull and the University of York.

In accordance with section 8(1) of that Act, the Education Committee has represented to the Privy Council that it is expedient that those examinations should become qualifying examinations for the purposes of Part 2 of that Act.

Accordingly, and giving effect to those representations, Her Majesty is pleased to make the following Order in Council by and with the advice of Her Privy Council.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Medical Act 1983 (Qualifying Examinations) Order 2008 and comes into force on 14th May 2008.

S-2 Addition of new bodies to the list of bodies entitled to hold qualifying examinations

Addition of new bodies to the list of bodies entitled to hold qualifying examinations

2. In section 4 of the Medical Act 1983 (qualifying examinations and primary United Kingdom qualifications), in subsection (2)4, after paragraph (ae) insert—

“(af)

“(af) the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine;

(ag)

(ag) a combination of the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex;

(ah)

(ah) a combination of the University of Hull and the University of York;”.

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends section 4(2) of the Medical Act 1983 by adding to the list of bodies or combinations of bodies that may hold qualifying examinations for primary United Kingdom qualifications the following: the Imperial...

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