Health and Social Care Bill
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health; Labour)
This is another set of amendments which concerns consistency in the administration by health authorities of their main, supplementary and service lists. It should mean that health authorities will have a robust system in relation to conditional inclusion to protect the interests of patients and of the NHS.
It is important that each health authority administers each of its lists in a similar way to ensure that there are no loopholes. In that way, patients will be assured that their interests are being safeguarded. Clause 28 provides for conditional inclusion in the main lists. This clause also contains express provisions at subsection 43ZA(2) limiting the circumstances in which those provisions can be used to considerations, as I said in an earlier debate, which involve fraud or matters which are prejudicial to the efficiency of the service.
Amendment Nos. 183, 203 and 209 make the same express provision in relation to the supplementary and service lists. I beg to move.