National Health Service (Direct Payments) Regulations 2010/1000

"These Regulations allow the Secretary of State to set up pilot schemes within which: (1) the Secretary of State could make direct payments of cash to or for patients in lieu of providing health care. The Regulations enable the Secretary of State to direct a Primary Care Trust (PCT) to exercise his functions under a pilot scheme; and (2) PCTs could make direct payments in lieu of providing mental health after-care." (Extract from Explanatory Memorandum.) In force 1/6/10

External link

National Health Service (Direct Payments) Regulations 2010 on OPSI website

Explanatory Memorandum