The Health Authorities Act 1995 (Transitional Provisions) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-11

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 709

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Health Authorities Act 1995 (Transitional Provisions) Order 1996

Made
11th March 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996

Coming into force
1st April 1996

The Secretary of State for Health, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of powers conferred by section 126(4) and (5) of the National Health Service Act 1977(1) and paragraphs 4, 7(1) (a), 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of Schedule 2 to the Health Authorities Act 1995(2), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation.

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Health Authorities Act 1995 (Transitional Provisions) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

(2) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the 1977 Act” means the National Health Service Act 1977;

“the 1993 Act” means the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993(3);

“the 1995 Act” means the Health Authorities Act 1995;

“charity” means a charity connected with purposes relating to the health service(4);

“District Health Authority” means a District Health Authority in existence immediately before 1st April 1996 under the 1977 Act as then in force;

“Family Health Services Authority” means a Family Health Services Authority in existence immediately before 1st April 1996 under the 1977 Act as then in force;

“new authority” means a Health Authority specified in column (1) of the Schedule to the Health Authorities (England) Establishment Order 1996(5) or column (1) of the Schedule to the Health Authorities (Wales) Establishment Order 1996(6);

“old authority” means any District Health Authority or any Family Health Services Authority;

“Regional Health Authority” means a Regional Health Authority in existence immediately before 1st April 1996 under the 1977 Act as then in force;

“the relevant new authority” means—

(a)
as respects any old authority specified in column (1) of Schedule 1, the new authority which is specified in column (2) of that Schedule in relation to that old authority;

(b)
as respects any old authority specified in column (1) of Schedule 2, such new authority specified in column (2) or column (3) of that Schedule in relation to that old authority as is determined, in accordance with Schedule 3, to be the relevant new authority; and

(c)
as respects any Regional Health Authority specified in column (1) of Schedule 4, the Health Authority which is specified in column (2) of that Schedule in relation to that Regional Health Authority; and

“the Service Committees Regulations” means the National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Regulations 1992(7) as in force on 31st March 1996.

(3) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

(a)any reference to a numbered article is a reference to the article bearing that number in this Order;

(b)any reference in an article to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph bearing that number in that article; and

(c)any reference to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to this Order bearing that number.

Transfer of officers employed by old authorities.

2.  Any officer employed immediately before 1st April 1996 by an old authority specified in column (1) in Part I or III of Schedule 1 and who is not—

(a)transferred on that date by means of a scheme made under paragraph 7(1)(b) of Schedule 2 to the 1995 Act; or

(b)a person to whom paragraph 7(3) of that Schedule applies (persons transferred to NHS trusts on 1st April 1996);

is transferred on that date to the employment of the relevant new authority.

Transfer of officers employed by Regional Health Authorities.

3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), any officer who is employed immediately before 1st April 1996 by a Regional Health Authority is transferred on that date to the employment of the Secretary of State.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), any officer of the grade of Senior Registrar, Registrar or Specialist Registrar who is employed immediately before 1st April 1996 by a Regional Health Authority is transferred on that date to the employment of the NHS trust on whose functions that officer was engaged to work immediately before that date.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to an officer who is—

(a)transferred on 1st April by virtue of a scheme made under paragraph 7(1)(b) of Schedule 2 to the 1995 Act; or

(b)a person to whom paragraph 7(3) of that Schedule (persons transferred to NHS trusts on 1st April 1996) applies.

Transfer of trust property.

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), any trust property vested immediately before 1st April 1996 in any old authority specified in column (1) in Part I of Schedule 1 shall on that date be transferred to the relevant new authority.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any trust property which is vested immediately before 1st April 1996 in an old authority and which is transferred on that date by virtue of an order made under section 92 of the 1977 Act.

Accounts, and winding up of affairs, of old authorities.

5.—(1) Any duty imposed on an old authority by section 98 of the 1977 Act, but not performed by 1st April 1996, shall be performed by the relevant new authority in accordance with the provisions of that section, of any regulations made under that section and of any directions which may be given by the Secretary of State.

(2) Each new authority shall take such action as may be necessary for the winding up of the affairs of any old authority in relation to which it is the relevant new authority.

(3) Any new authority which is specified in column (2) of Schedule 2 in relation to an old authority specified in column (1) of that Schedule shall, in accordance with any directions which the Secretary of State may give, assist the relevant new authority specified in column (3) of that Schedule with the discharge of its duties under paragraphs (1) and (2) with respect to the accounts and winding up of that old authority.

Exercise of powers in relation to trusts.

6.  Where, immediately before 1st April 1996, any power to appoint trustees of a charity is, under the trusts of the charity, vested in—

(a)an old authority which is specified in column (1) in Part I or II of Schedule 1, or in Part I or II of Schedule 2; or

(b)a Regional Health Authority,

that power vests on that date in the relevant new authority.

Substitution of new trustees.

7.  Where, under the trusts of a charity, the charity trustees immediately before 1st April 1996 include a person who is a trustee by virtue of his being an officer of—

(a)an old authority which is specified in column (1) in Part I or II of Schedule 1, or in Part I or II of Schedule 2; or

(b)a Regional Health Authority,

the trustees shall from that date instead include the holder of the corresponding office with the relevant new authority.

Amendment of trust instruments.

8.  Any trust instrument or scheme which contains—

(a)a reference to an old authority specified in column (1) in Part I or II of Schedule 1, or in Part I or II of Schedule 2; or

(b)a reference to a Regional Health Authority,

shall continue to apply with the substitution for that reference of a reference to the relevant new authority.

Investigation of complaints by Health Service Commissioners.

9.—(1) A complaint made to the Health Service Commissioner for England or Wales under the 1993 Act—

(a)in relation to an old authority; or

(b)which is, by virtue of any enactment in force on 31st March 1996, to be treated as if it had been made in relation to an old authority,

whether made before, on or after 1st April 1996, may, notwithstanding the abolition of that Authority, be investigated by that Commissioner, as if the complaint had been made in relation to the relevant new authority.

(2) A complaint made to the Health Service Commissioner for England under the 1993 Act—

(a)in relation to any Regional Health Authority, or

(b)which is, by virtue of any enactment in force on 31st March 1996, to be treated as if it had been made in relation to any Regional Health Authority,

whether made before, on or after 1st April 1996, may, notwithstanding the abolition of that Authority, be investigated by that Commissioner in accordance with that Act as modified by paragraph (3).

(3) For the purpose of the investigation of a complaint to which paragraph (2) applies, the 1993 Act shall be modified as follows:—

(a)in section 11 (procedure in respect of investigations)—

(i)in subsection (1)(a), for “health service body concerned” substitute “Secretary of State”; and

(ii)in subsection (5), for “the health service body concerned” and “that body” substitute (in each case) “the Secretary of State”;

(b)in section 12 (evidence), in subsection (1), for the words from “or member” to “concerned” substitute “of the Secretary of State”; and

(c)in section 14 (reports by Commissioners), omit subsection (1)(c).

Investigation of other complaints.

10.—(1) Any complaint made or any matter referred before 1st April 1996 under Part II of the Service Committees Regulations to a Family Health Services Authority but not disposed of by that date shall continue to be investigated by the relevant new authority as if any reference in those Regulations to a Family Health Services Authority were a reference to a Health Authority, and the appropriate committee under regulation 4 of those Regulations may continue to investigate such a complaint or, as the case may be, such a matter, as if that committee were a committee of the relevant new authority.

(2) Any complaint made before 1st April 1996 under section 1 of the Hospital Complaints Procedure Act 1985(8) , but not disposed of before that date, in relation to a hospital managed by—

(a)an old authority specified in column (1) in Part I or II of Schedule 1, or in Part I or II of Schedule 2; or

(b)a Regional Health Authority,

shall be dealt with by the relevant new authority.

Community Health Councils.

11.—(1) Notwithstanding section 1(1) of the 1995 Act (abolition of RHAs, DHAs and FHSAs) and the coming into force of the Health Authorities (England) Establishment Order 1996(9), any Community Health Council(10) in existence on 31st March 1996 in relation to any district in England shall continue to be established in relation to the same district.

(2) In paragraph (1), “district” has the meaning assigned to it by paragraph 7 of Schedule 7 to the 1977 Act(11).

Joint Consultative Committees.

12.  Until 1st October 1996, the Joint Consultative Committees Order 1985(12) shall have effect as if—

(a)in article 6 of that Order (representation of voluntary organisations on Committees) for the words “three members” there were substituted the words “such number of members, being not less than two, as the Secretary of State shall, in relation to any Committee, determine”;

(b)for article 7 of that Order (appointment of members by voluntary organisations) there were substituted the following article—

“Appointment of members by voluntary organisations.

7.—(1) The Secretary of State shall, after consultation with each Health Authority and each local authority represented on the Committee, invite such number as he thinks fit of the voluntary organisations which appear to him to have an interest in services of common concern to those bodies to appoint members to the Committee.

(2) Each organisation which is invited under paragraph (1) above to make appointments shall appoint to the Committee such number of members as the Secretary of State shall determine in relation to that organisation.

(3) Before exercising its power of appointment under paragraph (2) above, a voluntary organisation shall, for the purposes of giving effect to paragraph (4) below, consult the other organisation or organisations invited to make appointments to the same Committee.

(4) The voluntary organisations which are invited under paragraph (1) above to make appointments to the same Committee shall so exercise their powers under paragraph (2) above as to secure that any person who on 31st March 1996 was, by virtue of article 7 of the Order as then in force, a member of a Committee (“the old Committee”) is given an opportunity to serve until 30th September 1996 on a Committee on which there is represented a Health Authority whose area includes the whole or any part of the district of a former District Health Authority which was represented on the old Committee.”; and

(c)in article 8 of that Order (vacancies among members appointed under article 7)—

(i)in paragraph (2), for the words from “appointed” to the end of the paragraph there were substituted the words “shall be for a period ending on 30th September 1996.”,

(ii)paragraphs (4) and (6) were omitted,

(iii)in paragraph (7) for the words from “invite” to the end of the paragraph there were substituted the words “invite the voluntary organisation which appointed the member whose departure has given rise to the vacancy to appoint another member in his place.”, and

(iv)paragraph (8) were omitted.

Lists of practititioners.

13.—(1) Any person (“the practitioner”) whose name was, on 31st March 1996, included in any list maintained by a Family Health Services Authority under section 29, 36, 39 or 42 of the 1977 Act shall on 1st April 1996 have his name included in the corresponding list maintained by—

(a)in the case of a list maintained under section 29 of the 1977 Act, any Health Authority in whose area there resides a person who is on the practitioner’s list of patients; and

(b)in the case of any other list, any Health Authority in whose area are located premises at or from which the practitioner was on 31st March providing, and continues to provide, services under Part II of the 1977 Act.

(2) In paragraph (1), “Health Authority” means a Health Authority specified in column (2) of Schedule 1, or in column (2) or (3) of Schedule 2, in relation to that Family Health Services Authority.

Continuity in exercise of functions of old authorities.

14.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), anything done by or in relation to, or any application made by or in relation to, or any direction, authorisation or notice given to, by or in relation to, an old authority is deemed to have been done by or in relation to, or made by or in relation to, or given to, by or in relation to, the relevant new authority.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any recognition granted by a Family Health Services Authority under section 44(1) of the 1977 Act in relation to a Local Medical Committee, Local Dental Committee, Local Optical Committee or Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

(3) Any instrument made by an old authority continues in force, unless it is expressed to cease to be in force sooner, until it is varied or revoked by the relevant new authority.

(4) Any form supplied by an old authority and any form supplied by the Secretary of State relating to an old authority continues to be a valid form in relation to the relevant new authority, until it is cancelled or withdrawn by the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the relevant new authority, as if any reference contained in the form to the old authority were a reference to the relevant new authority.

Continuity in exercise of functions of Regional Health Authorities.

15.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), anything done by or in relation to, or any application made by or in relation to, or any direction, authorisation or notice given to, by or in relation to, any Regional Health Authority is deemed to have been done by or in relation to, or made by or in relation to, or given to, by or in relation to—

(a)where the function in connection with which the thing was done, the application was made or the direction, authorisation or notice was given is, on and after 1st April 1996, a function of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State; and

(b)where the function in connection with which the thing was done, the application was made or the direction, authorisation or notice was given is, on and after 1st April 1996, a function of a Health Authority, that Health Authority acting for the area in relation to which the thing was done, the application was made or the direction, authorisation or notice was given.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any direction given by a Regional Health Authority under the 1977 Act or the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990(13), but any other instrument made by a Regional Health Authority continues in force, unless it is expressed to cease to be in force sooner, until it is varied or revoked by the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, by a Health Authority.

(3) Any director of an NHS trust or member of a Community Health Council appointed before 1st April 1996 by a Regional Health Authority is to continue as such on and after that date as if he had been appointed by the Secretary of State.

(4) Any form supplied by a Regional Health Authority or by the Secretary of State relating to a Regional Health Authority which relates to a function which is, on and after 1st April 1996, a function of a Health Authority, continues to be a valid form in relation to that Health Authority until it is cancelled or withdrawn by the Secretary of State or that Health Authority, as if any reference contained in the form to the Regional Health Authority were a reference to that Health Authority.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Gerald Malone
Minister of State,
Department of Health
11th March 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Rod Richards
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
11th March 1996

articles 1(2) and 13(2)

SCHEDULE 1RELEVANT NEW AUTHORITIES FOR OLD AUTHORITIES WHOSE DISTRICTS OR LOCALITIES COMPRISE OR FORM PART OF THE AREA OF ONLY ONE NEW AUTHORITY

PART IDISTRICT HEALTH AUTHORITIES (ENGLAND)

(1)
(2)

Old authority
Relevant new authority

Barking and Havering Health Authority
Barking & Havering Health Authority

Barnet Health Authority
Barnet Health Authority

Barnsley Health Authority
Barnsley Health Authority

Bedfordshire Health Authority
Bedfordshire Health Authority

Berkshire Health Authority
Berkshire Health Authority

Bexley and Greenwich Health Authority
Bexley and Greenwich Health Authority

Bradford Health Authority
Bradford Health Authority

Brent and Harrow Health Authority
Brent & Harrow Health Authority

Bristol and District Health Authority
Avon Health Authority

Bromley Health Authority
Bromley Health Authority

Buckinghamshire Health Authority
Buckinghamshire Health Authority

Bury and Rochdale Health Authority
Bury and Rochdale Health Authority

Cambridge Health Authority
Cambridge & Huntingdon Health Authority

Camden and Islington Health Authority
Camden & Islington Health Authority

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Authority
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Authority

Coventry Health Authority
Coventry Health Authority

Croydon Health Authority
Croydon Health Authority

Doncaster Health Authority
Doncaster Health Authority

Dorset Health Authority
Dorset Health Authority

Dudley Health Authority
Dudley Health Authority

Ealing Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority
Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow Health Authority

Eastern Surrey Health Authority
East Surrey Health Authority

East Kent Health Authority
East Kent Health Authority

East Lancashire Health Authority
East Lancashire Health Authority

East London and The City Health Authority
East London and The City Health Authority

East Norfolk Health Authority
East Norfolk Health Authority

East and North Hertfordshire Health Authority
East and North Hertfordshire Health Authority

East Riding Health Authority
East Riding Health Authority

East Sussex Health Authority
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority

Exeter and North Devon Health Authority
North and East Devon Health Authority

Gloucestershire Health Authority
Gloucestershire Health Authority

Herefordshire Health Authority
Herefordshire Health Authority

Hillingdon Health Authority
Hillingdon Health Authority

Huntingdon Health Authority
Cambridge & Huntingdon Health Authority

Isle of Wight Health Authority
Isle of Wight Health Authority

Kensington Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority
Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority

Kingston and Richmond Health Authority
Kingston and Richmond Health Authority

Leeds Health Authority
Leeds Health Authority

Leicestershire Health Authority
Leicestershire Health Authority

Lincolnshire Health Authority
Lincolnshire Health Authority

Liverpool Health Authority
Liverpool Health Authority

Manchester Health Authority
Manchester Health Authority

Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority

Morecambe Bay Health Authority
Morecambe Bay Health Authority

Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority
Newcastle & North Tyneside Health Authority

New River Health Authority
Enfield & Haringey Health Authority

Northamptonshire Health Authority
Northamptonshire Health Authority

Northumberland Health Authority
Northumberland Health Authority

North Birmingham Health Authority
Birmingham Health Authority

North Cheshire Health Authority
North Cheshire Health Authority

North Cumbria Health Authority
North Cumbria Health Authority

North Derbyshire Health Authority
North Derbyshire Health Authority

North Durham Health Authority
County Durham Health Authority

North Essex Health Authority
North Essex Health Authority

North and Mid Hampshire Health Authority
North and Mid Hampshire Health Authority

North Nottinghamshire Health Authority
North Nottinghamshire Health Authority

North Staffordshire Health Authority
North Staffordshire Health Authority

North West Anglia Health Authority
North West Anglia Health Authority

North West Hertfordshire Health Authority
West Hertfordshire Health Authority

North West Lancashire Health Authority
North West Lancashire Health Authority

North Worcestershire Health Authority
Worcestershire Health Authority

North Yorkshire Health Authority
North Yorkshire Health Authority

Nottingham Health Authority
Nottingham Health Authority

Oxfordshire Health Authority
Oxfordshire Health Authority

Plymouth and Torbay Health Authority
South and West Devon Health Authority

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority

Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Authority
Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Authority

Rotherham Health Authority
Rotherham Health Authority

Salford and Trafford Health Authority
Salford and Trafford Health Authority

Sandwell Health Authority
Sandwell Health Authority

Sefton Health Authority
Sefton Health Authority

Sheffield Health Authority
Sheffield Health Authority

Shropshire Health Authority
Shropshire Health Authority

Solihull Health Authority
Solihull Health Authority

Somerset Health Authority
Somerset Health Authority

Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority
Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority

Southern Derbyshire Health Authority
Southern Derbyshire Health Authority

South Birmingham Health Authority
Birmingham Health Authority

South Cheshire Health Authority
South Cheshire Health Authority

South Durham Health Authority
County Durham Health Authority

South East London Health Authority
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority

South Essex Health Authority
South Essex Health Authority

South Lancashire Health Authority
South Lancashire Health Authority

South Staffordshire Health Authority
South Staffordshire Health Authority

South of Tyne Health Authority
Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority

South West Hertfordshire Health Authority
West Hertfordshire Health Authority

St Helens and Knowsley Health Authority
St Helens and Knowsley Health Authority

Stockport Health Authority
Stockport Health Authority

Suffolk Health Authority
Suffolk Health Authority

Sunderland Health Authority
Sunderland Health Authority

Tees Health Authority
Tees Health Authority

Wakefield Health Authority
Wakefield Health Authority

Walsall Health Authority
Walsall Health Authority

Warwickshire Health Authority
Warwickshire Health Authority

Western Surrey Health Authority
West Surrey Health Authority

West Kent Health Authority
West Kent Health Authority

West Pennine Health Authority
West Pennine Health Authority

West Sussex Health Authority
West Sussex Health Authority

West Yorkshire Health Authority
Calderdale and Kirklees Health Authority

Wigan and Bolton Health Authority
Wigan and Bolton Health Authority

Wirral Health Authority
Wirral Health Authority

Wolverhampton Health Authority
Wolverhampton Health Authority

Worcester and District Health Authority
Worcestershire Health Authority

PART IIDISTRICT HEALTH AUTHORITIES (WALES)

(1)
(2)

Old authority
Relevant new authority

Dyfed Health Authority
Dyfed Powys Health Authority

Gwent Health Authority
Gwent Health Authority

Gwynedd Health Authority
North Wales Health Authority

Powys Health Authority
Dyfed Powys Health Authority

South Glamorgan Health Authority
Bro Taf Health Authority

West Glamorgan Health Authority
Morgannwg Health Authority

PART IIIFAMILY HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITIES (ENGLAND)

(1)
(2)

Old authority
Relevant new authority

Avon Family Health Services Authority
Avon Health Authority

Barking and Havering Family Health Services Authority
Barking & Havering Health Authority

Barnet Family Health Services Authority
Barnet Health Authority

Barnsley Family Health Services Authority
Barnsley Health Authority

Bedfordshire Family Health Services Authority
Bedfordshire Health Authority

Berkshire Family Health Services Authority
Berkshire Health Authority

Birmingham Family Health Services Authority
Birmingham Health Authority

Bolton Family Health Services Authority
Wigan and Bolton Health Authority

Bradford Family Health Services Authority
Bradford Health Authority

Brent and Harrow Family Health Services Authority
Brent & Harrow Health Authority

Buckinghamshire Family Health Services Authority
Buckinghamshire Health Authority

Bury Family Health Services Authority
Bury and Rochdale Health Authority

Calderdale Family Health Services Authority
Calderdale and Kirklees Health Authority

Camden and Islington Family Health Services Authority
Camden & Islington Health Authority

City and East London Family Health Services Authority
East London and The City Health Authority

Cleveland Family Health Services Authority
Tees Health Authority

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Family Health Services Authority
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Authority

Coventry Family Health Services Authority
Coventry Health Authority

Croydon Family Health Services Authority
Croydon Health Authority

Doncaster Family Health Services Authority
Doncaster Health Authority

Dorset Family Health Services Authority
Dorset Health Authority

Dudley Family Health Services Authority
Dudley Health Authority

Durham Family Health Services Authority
County Durham Health Authority

Ealing Hammersmith and Hounslow Family Health Services Authority
Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow Health Authority

East Sussex Family Health Services Authority
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority

Enfield and Haringey Family Health Services Authority
Enfield and Haringey Health Authority

Gateshead Family Health Services Authority
Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority

Gloucestershire Family Health Services Authority
Gloucestershire Health Authority

Greenwich and Bexley Family Health Services Authority
Bexley and Greenwich Health Authority

Hillingdon Family Health Services Authority
Hillingdon Health Authority

Isle of Wight Family Health Services Authority
Isle of Wight Health Authority

Kensington Chelsea and Westminster Family Health Services Authority
Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority

Kingston and Richmond Family Health Services Authority
Kingston and Richmond Health Authority

Kirklees Family Health Services Authority
Calderdale and Kirklees Health Authority

Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Family Health Services Authority
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority

Leeds Family Health Services Authority
Leeds Health Authority

Leicestershire Family Health Services Authority
Leicestershire Health Authority

Lincolnshire Family Health Services Authority
Lincolnshire Health Authority

Liverpool Family Health Services Authority
Liverpool Health Authority

Manchester Family Health Services Authority
Manchester Health Authority

Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Family Health Services Authority
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority

Newcastle Family Health Services Authority
Newcastle & North Tyneside Health Authority

Northamptonshire Family Health Services Authority
Northamptonshire Health Authority

North Tyneside Family Health Services Authority
Newcastle & North Tyneside Health Authority

Northumberland Family Health Services Authority
Northumberland Health Authority

North Yorkshire Family Health Services Authority
North Yorkshire Health Authority

Oldham Family Health Services Authority
West Pennine Health Authority

Oxfordshire Family Health Services Authority
Oxfordshire Health Authority

Redbridge and Waltham Forest Family Health Services Authority
Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Authority

Rochdale Family Health Services Authority
Bury and Rochdale Health Authority

Rotherham Family Health Services Authority
Rotherham Health Authority

St Helens and Knowsley Family Health Services Authority
St Helens and Knowsley Health Authority

Salford Family Health Services Authority
Salford and Trafford Health Authority

Sandwell Family Health Services Authority
Sandwell Health Authority

Sefton Family Health Services Authority
Sefton Health Authority

Sheffield Family Health Services Authority
Sheffield Health Authority

Shropshire Family Health Services Authority
Shropshire Health Authority

Solihull Family Health Services Authority
Solihull Health Authority

Somerset Family Health Services Authority
Somerset Health Authority

South Tyneside Family Health Services Authority
Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority

Stockport Family Health Services Authority
Stockport Health Authority

Suffolk Family Health Services Authority
Suffolk Health Authority

Sunderland Family Health Services Authority
Sunderland Health Authority

Tameside Family Health Services Authority
West Pennine Health Authority

Trafford Family Health Services Authority
Salford and Trafford Health Authority

Wakefield Family Health Services Authority
Wakefield Health Authority

Walsall Family Health Services Authority
Walsall Health Authority

Warwickshire Family Health Services Authority
Warwickshire Health Authority

West Sussex Family Health Services Authority
West Sussex Health Authority

Wigan Family Health Services Authority
Wigan and Bolton Health Authority

Wiltshire Family Health Services Authority
Wiltshire Health Authority

Wirral Family Health Services Authority
Wirral Health Authority

Wolverhampton Family Health Services Authority
Wolverhampton Health Authority

PART IVFAMILY HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITIES (WALES)

(1)
(2)

Old authority
Relevant new authority

Dyfed Family Health Services Authority
Dyfed Powys Health Authority

Gwent Family Health Services Authority
Gwent Health Authority

Gwynedd Family Health Services Authority
North Wales Health Authority

Powys Family Health Services Authority
Dyfed Powys Health Authority

South Glamorgan Family Health Services Authority
Bro Taf Health Authority

West Glamorgan Family Health Services Authority
Morgannwg Health Authority

articles 1(2), 5(3) and 13(2)

SCHEDULE 2RELEVANT NEW AUTHORITIES FOR OLD AUTHORITIES WHOSE DISTRICTS OR LOCALITIES COMPRISE OR FORM PART OF THE AREA OF MORE THAN ONE NEW AUTHORITY

PART IDISTRICT HEALTH AUTHORITIES (ENGLAND)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Old authority
Relevant new authority for certain purposes
Relevant new authority for all remaining purposes

Grimsby and Scunthorpe Health Authority
South Humber Health Authority
East Riding Health Authority

Wiltshire and Bath Health Authority
Avon Health Authority
Wiltshire Health Authority

PART IIDISTRICT HEALTH AUTHORITIES (WALES)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Old authority
Relevant new authority for certain purposes
Relevant new authority for all remaining purposes

Clwyd Health Authority
Dyfed Powys Health Authority
North Wales Health Authority

Mid Glamorgan Health Authority
Gwent Health Authority, Morgannwg Health Authority
Bro Taf Health Authority

PART IIIFAMILY HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITIES (ENGLAND)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Old authority
Relevant new authority for certain purposes
Relevant new authority for all remaining purposes

Cambridgeshire Family Health Services Authority
North West Anglia Health Authority
Cambridge & Huntingdon Health Authority

Cheshire Family Health Services Authority
South Cheshire Health Authority
North Cheshire Health Authority

Cumbria Family Health Services Authority
Morecambe Bay Health Authority
North Cumbria Health Authority

Derbyshire Family Health Services Authority
North Derbyshire Health Authority, West Pennine Health Authority
Southern Derbyshire Health Authority

Devon Family Health Services Authority
South and West Devon Health Authority
North and East Devon Health Authority

Essex Family Health Services Authority
South Essex Health Authority
North Essex Health Authority

Hampshire Family Health Services Authority
North and Mid Hampshire Health Authority, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority
Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority

Hereford and Worcester Family Health Services Authority
Herefordshire Health Authority
Worcestershire Health Authority

Hertfordshire Family Health Services Authority
West Hertfordshire Health Authority
East and North Hertfordshire Health Authority

Humberside Family Health Services Authority
South Humber Health Authority
East Riding Health Authority

Kent Family Health Services Authority
East Kent Health Authority
West Kent Health Authority

Lancashire Family Health Services Authority
East Lancashire Health Authority, Morecambe Bay Health Authority, South Lancashire Health Authority
North West Lancashire Health Authority

Norfolk Family Health Services Authority
North West Anglia Health Authority
East Norfolk Health Authority

Nottinghamshire Family Health Services Authority
North Nottinghamshire Health Authority
Nottingham Health Authority

Staffordshire Family Health Services Authority
South Staffordshire Health Authority
North Staffordshire Health Authority

Surrey Family Health Services Authority
West Surrey Health Authority
East Surrey Health Authority

PART IVFAMILY HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITIES (WALES)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Old authority
Relevant new authority for certain purposes
Relevant new authority for all remaining purposes

Clywd Family Health Services Authority
Dyfed Powys Health Authority
North Wales Health Authority

Mid Glamorgan Family Health Services Authority
Gwent Health Authority, Morgannwg Health Authority
Bro Taf Health Authority

article 1(2)

SCHEDULE 3DETERMINATION OF RELEVANT NEW AUTHORITIES FOR OLD AUTHORITIES SPECIFIED IN SCHEDULE 2

1.  For the purposes of article 5(1) and (2) (accounts, and winding up of old authorities), the relevant new authority shall be the new authority specified in column (3).

2.  For the purposes of articles 6(1), 7(1) and 8 (charitable trusts), the relevant new health authority shall—

(a)where the trust is for purposes connected with any functions of the old authority which relate to a part of its district which on 1st April forms part of the area of a new authority specified in column (2), be that new authority; and

(b)in any other case, be the new authority specified in column (3).

3.  For the purposes of article 9(1) (complaints to the Health Service Commissioner) the relevant new authority shall—

(a)where the complaint is made by or on behalf of a person who at the time to which the complaint relates resided at a place which on 1st April is located in the area of a new authority specified in column (2), be that new authority; and

(b)in any other case, be the new authority specified in column (3).

4.  For the purposes of article 10(1) (other complaints) the relevant new authority shall—

(a)as respects a complaint in relation to a medical practitioner—

(i)where the complaint is made by or in relation to a patient who, at the time to which the complaint relates, resided at a place which on 1st April 1996 is located in the area of a new authority specified in column (2), be that new authority, and ii in any other case, be the new authority specified in column (3); and

(b)as respects any other complaint to which article 10(1) applies—

(i)where the complaint relates to services provided at premises located in the area of a new authority specified in column (2), be that new authority, and

(ii)in any other case, be the new authority specified in column (3).

5.  For the purposes of article 10(2), the relevant new authority shall—

(a)where the complaint is made in relation to a hospital which is located in the area of a new authority specified in column (2), be that new authority; and

(b)in any other case, be the new authority specified in column (3).

6.  For the purposes of article 14, the relevant new authority shall—

(a)where the thing done, the application or instrument made, the direction, authority or notice given or the form supplied relates to any function exercised by the old authority with respect to any part of its district or, as the case may be, its locality which forms part of the area of a new authority specified in column (2), be that new authority; and

(b)in any other case, be the new authority specified in column (3).

7.  In this Schedule, “column (2)” and “column (3)” mean, respectively, column (2) and column (3) of Schedule 2.

article 1(2)

SCHEDULE 4RELEVANT NEW AUTHORITIES (REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES)

(1)
(2)

Old Authority
Relevant new authority

Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority
Cambridge & Huntingdon Health Authority

Northern and Yorkshire Regional Health Authority
Newcastle & North Tyneside Health Authority

North Thames Regional Health Authority
Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority

North West Regional Health Authority
Manchester Health Authority

South Thames Regional Health Authority
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority

South and West Regional Health Authority
Avon Health Authority

Trent Regional Health Authority
Sheffield Health Authority

West Midlands Regional Health Authority
Warwickshire Health Authority

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order makes transitional provision in connection with the abolition, by the Health Authorities Act 1995 on 1st April 1996, of Regional Health Authorities, District Health Authorities and Family Health Services Authorities, and the establishment under that Act of Health Authorities to exercise functions, principally on behalf of the Secretary of State, in relation to the National Health Service.
In particular, the Order identifies the bodies which are to be the successors, for specified purposes, of bodies abolished on 1st April 1996 (article 1(2) and Schedules 1 to 4). Provision is made for the transfer to new employers of staff employed by the abolished bodies on 31st March 1996 (articles 2 and 3), for the transfer of property held on charitable trusts (article 4), for the accounts and the winding up of affairs of abolished bodies (article 5), and for their responsibilities in relation to charities connected with the health service (articles 6 and 7).
The Order also provides for the investigation on and after 1st April 1996 of complaints made against, or made to, an abolished body before that date (articles 9 and 10), for the continuation of Community Health Councils in existence on 31st March 1996 (article 11), for the appointment of members by voluntary organisations to Joint Consultative Committees between 1st April 1996 and 30th September 1996 (article 12), and for securing continuity in the exercise from 1st April 1996 of functions previously exercised by abolished bodies (articles 13 and 14).


(1)
1977 c. 49; section 126 was amended by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), section 65(2). See also section 6(6) of the Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17).

(2)
1995 c. 17.

(3)
1993 c. 46.

(4)
See section 90 of the National Health Service Act 1977.

(5)
S.I. 1996/624.

(6)
S.I. 1996/146.

(7)
S.I. 1992/664, as amended by S.I. 1993/2972 and S.I. 1994/634.

(8)
1985 c. 42. Section 1 is amended by the Health Authorities Act 1995 (C.17), paragraph 109 Schedule 1.

(9)
S.I. 1996/624.

(10)
See section 20 of the National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49) as amended by the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53), paragraph 40 of Schedule 1, and the Health Authorities Act 1995, paragraph 11 of Schedule 1.

(11)
Paragraph 7 is amended by the Health Authorities Act 1995, paragraph 62(c) of Schedule 1, with effect from 1st April 1996.

(12)
S.I. 1985/304.

(13)
1990 c. 19.
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