National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2004

This Act of Scottish Parliament brings forward legislation to reform the National Health Service by introducing provisions in relation to the dissolution of NHS Trusts; establishing Community Health Partnerships; placing a duty on Health Boards to co-operate with each other; extending Ministerial powers to intervene to secure the quality of healthcare services; placing a duty on Health Boards and Special Health Boards to involve the public in the planning, development and operation of health services; and placing a duty on the Scottish Ministers and Health Boards to take action to promote health improvement. The Act also includes provisions in relation to the governance of NHS staff as well as the promotion of equal opportunities in the NHS.

Author: 
The Scottish Parliament
Publisher: 
Office of the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Published: 
2004
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