Provision of Special Ophthalmic Services Under a Pilot Scheme

Part of Orders of the Day — National Health Service (Primary Care) Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 12th March 1997.

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  1. '.—(1) This section applies to any pilot scheme under which special ophthalmic services are provided.
  2. (2) An agreement which constitutes, or is one of the agreements which together constitute, a pilot scheme may be made by an authority only with one or more of the following—
    1. (a)an NHS trust;
    2. (b)a person on an ophthalmic list;
    3. (c)an NHS employee or a pilot scheme employee;
    4. (d)a qualifying body;
    5. (e)an individual who is providing special ophthalmic services under that or another pilot scheme.
  3. (3) In this section—
  4. "NHS employee" means an individual who, in connection with the provision of services in the health service, is employed by—
    1. (a)an NHS trust;
    2. (b)a medical practitioner whose name is included in a medical list; or
    3. (c)a medical practitioner who is providing personal medical services in accordance with a pilot scheme;
ophthalmic list" has the same meaning as in section 4A(3) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 or section I 7AA(3) of the 1978 Act;pilot scheme employee" means an individual who, in connection with the provision of special ophthalmic in accordance with a pilot scheme is employed by an individual providing those services;qualifying body" means a company which is limited by shares all of which are legally and beneficially owned by persons falling within paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (e) of subsection (2).'.—[Mr. Simon Hughes.]