1999 No. 3154
The European Specialist Medical Qualifications Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1999
22nd November 1999
Laid before Parliament
24th November 1999
Coming into force
17th December 1999
The Secretary of State, being designated for the purposes of, and in exercise of the powers conferred by, section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) and in exercise of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—
Citation and commencement
1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Specialist Medical Qualifications Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 17th December 1999.
Amendment of the European Specialist Medical Qualifications Order 1995
2.—(1) The European Specialist Medical Qualifications Order 1995(2) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.
(2) In article 2(1)(b) (interpretation)(3), at the end, insert “, and by Commission Directive 99/46/EC of 21st May 1999(4)”.
(3) In Schedule 2 (which lists medical specialties in which qualifications are awarded in the United Kingdom), in Part I—
(a)for “Clinical radiology”(5) substitute “Clinical radiology*”; and
(b)for “Clinical oncology”(6) substitute “Clinical oncology*”.
One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State
Department of Health
22nd November 1999
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the European Specialist Medical Qualifications Order 1995 (“the 1995 Order”), which implemented European obligations contained principally in Council Directive 93/16/EEC (OJ No. L165, 7.7.93, p. 1) relating to the training of specialist doctors and mutual recognition of their qualifications (“the Directive”). The need for changes to the 1995 Order arises from amendments to the Directive made by Commission Directive 99/46/EC (OJ No. L139, 2.6.99, p. 25).
Schedule 2 to the 1995 Order is amended so as to indicate that clinical radiology (formerly known as diagnostic radiology, and as radiology) and clinical oncology (formerly known as radiotherapy) are now medical specialties common to all EEA states.
1972 c. 68. See S.I. 1995/3207, which designates the Secretary of State for the purposes of section 2(2) in relation to measures relating to access to, training for, the pursuit of, and the award of qualifications in (amongst other things) medicine and its specialities.
S.I. 1995/3208, amended by S.I. 1997/2928 and 1999/1373.
Article 2(1)(b) was previously amended by S.I. 1997/2928 and 1999/1373.
OJ No. L139, 2.6.99, p. 25.
The entry for clinical radiology was substituted by S.I. 1999/1373, regulation 2(3)(c), having been previously amended by S.I. 1997/2928, regulation 2(6)(a).
The entry for clinical oncology was substituted by S.I. 1999/1373, regulation 2(3)(c).