Aspects of the National Health Service Acts

Aspects of the National Health Service Acts

The Westminster Series, Vol. 6

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: C. R. Seaton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224015

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The Westminster Series, Volume 6: Aspects of the National Health Service Acts describes the intricacies of the creation of the National Health Service Acts within the context of the general plan while considering the main subordinate instruments that prescribe the details of the scheme. This book is divided into seven chapters and begins with an introduction to the objective of the Acts, subordinate rules and regulations, parliamentary influence, and finance. The succeeding chapters discuss the function, services offered, and the legal aspects of the Acts. These topics are followed by an examination of the local health authority services, their leadership, as well as the regulations concerning superannuation and transfer of officers. The final chapter considers the beneficial effects of the Acts. This book will be of value to health service students and workers, as well as the general public who wish to study the statutory basis of the Health Service.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Foreword


    Chapter 1 — General Introduction

    The Object of the Acts

    Divisions of the Service

    Subordinate Rules and Regulations

    Parliamentary Control


    Chapter 2 — The Minister and the Service


    General Functions

    Consultation and Advice

    Regulation-Making Powers

    Finance and Parliamentary Control

    Inquiry and Default

    Land Ownership

    Special Services


    Chapter 3 — Hospital and Specialist Services

    Adaptation of Existing Services to Needs of a Comprehensive Health Service

    Voluntary and Local Authority Hospitals

    Transfer of Property and Endowments

    Teaching Hospitals

    Hospital Endowments

    Local Authority Hospitals


    Administration of Part II Services:

    A. Regional Hospital Boards

    B. Hospital Management Committees

    Special Hospitals

    Legal Proceedings

    Charges to the Patient

    Ancillary Services Provided by the Minister


    Chapter 4 — The Local Health Authority

    Local Health Authorities


    Welfare Authorities

    Greater London


    Proposals for Services

    Health Centers

    Maternity and Child Welfare

    Health Visiting

    Home Nursing

    Vaccination and Immunization


    Section 28 Arrangements

    Mental Health

    The Elderly

    Domestic Help

    Care and Treatment

    Chapter 5 — The Practitioner Services

    Individual Nature of Practitioner Services

    Executive Councils

    Local Representative Committees

    Procedure and Appointment of Executive Councils

    Joint Executive Councils.

    General Medical Services

    Pharmaceutical Services

    General Dental Services

    Supplementary Ophthalmic Services

    Complaint and Disciplinary Procedure

    Chapter 6 — Superannuation and Transfer of Officers

    The Scheme

    Persons to Whom the Scheme Applies



    Other Schemes

    Extensions of the Scheme

    Claims and Disputes


    Transfer of Officers

    Chapter 7 — The Effect of the Acts


Product details

  • No. of pages: 90
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224015

About the Author

C. R. Seaton

About the Editor

W. A. J. Farndale

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