PVG scheme for members of boards of health bodies: consultation

Consultation on proposals to make it a requirement for members of Boards of Health Bodies to be members of the PVG Scheme.

Annex D

Key Functions of Special Health Boards, the Agency and HIS

Health Body Key Functions
NHS Education for Scotland providing, co-ordinating, developing, funding and advising on education and training for persons providing or intending to provide services under the 1978 Act.
NHS Health Scotland provision of research and development services in the field of public health conferred upon the Scottish Ministers by the 1978 Act.
NHS 24 providing advice, guidance and information on health and care services.
The National Waiting Times Centre Board (known as the Golden Jubilee Foundation) to provide goods and services for the purpose of the Health Service, including in particular surgical, medical and related services at hospital accommodation and ancillary facilities.
Scottish Ambulance Service providing ambulances and other means of transport for the conveyance of persons suffering from illness or of expectant or nursing mothers or of other persons for whom such transport is reasonably required to avail themselves of any service under the 1978 Act.
State Hospitals Board for Scotland management of a state hospital for persons subject to detention under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 or the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 who require treatment under conditions of special security on account of their dangerous, violent or criminal propensities.
The Common Services Agency (known as National Services Scotland) a variety of functions conferred on it by the 1978 Act and delegated to it by the Scottish Ministers, (which may include matters referred to it from Health Boards by the Scottish Ministers). It also has power to provide services to, and carry out tasks for bodies associated with the health service in Scotland and other bodies including local authorities and government departments.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland Functions conferred on it by the 1978 Act which include supporting, ensuring and monitoring the quality of health care provided or secured by the health service including, without prejudice to the foregoing generality, providing quality assurance and accreditation.


Laurie Whyte

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