Health (Provision of General Practitioner Services) Act 2012

Powers to enter into agreements for purposes of relevant section not to be limited.

2.— (1) Subject to subsection (2), a provision of any relevant agreement which has as its object or effect (whether in whole or in part) the limitation, by reference to an event whereby a relevant medical practitioner ceases to provide relevant services, of—

(a) the power of the Executive to enter into an agreement with one or more than one relevant medical practitioner for the purposes of the Executive performing any of its functions under the relevant section, or

(b) the power of a relevant medical practitioner to enter into an agreement referred to in paragraph (a),

shall be void in so far as that provision has that object or effect, as the case may be, and irrespective of the nature of such event.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to a provision of a relevant agreement entered into before, on or after the commencement of this section in so far as the provision has the object or effect of causing a relevant medical practitioner to cease to provide relevant services (whether by termination of the agreement or otherwise) on reaching the age of 70 years or such other age as is specified in that provision.