(1) 1st January 2003 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 specified in paragraph (2).
(2) The provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are—
(a) section 20 and Schedule 6 (The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health);
(b) section 21 (overview and scrutiny committees);
(c) paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 (minor and consequential amendments) and, in so far as they relate to that paragraph, paragraph 1 of that Schedule and section 37(1);
(d) section 37(2) and Schedule 9 (repeals) in so far as they relate to the repeal in Part 3 of that Schedule of paragraphs 71(3), 73 and 75 of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997.
Date made: 18 December 2002: (no specific commencement provision).
Paras (1), (2)(d) do not extend to Scotland: see art 1(2).
Para (2)(a)–(c) applies to England only: see art 1(2).