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Patient Transport Bill [HL] 2009-10

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Baroness Greengross

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 18 09-10 (as introduced) | PDF version, 63KB 24.11.2009

Latest news on the Patient Transport Bill [HL] 2009-10

During second reading of the Bill on 5 February, a discussion took place on issues including the co-ordination of services.

The 2009-10 session of parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Patient Transport Bill [HL] 2009-10

The purpose of the Patient Transport Bill is to ensure the provision of patient transport services is co-ordinated between primary care trusts, hospital trusts and local transport authorities.  

Through such co-ordination, the Bill aims to provide for more effective, user-focused transport services, and to prevent problems such as patients missing appointments from a lack of available transport.

Key areas

  • The Bill would place a duty on primary care trusts, hospital trusts and local transport authorities to co-ordinate the provision of patient transport services.
  • In fulfilling this duty, primary care trusts, hospital trusts and local transport authorities would have to have regard to efficiency and economy.
  • Primary care trusts, hospital trusts and local transport authorities would have to specify in their annual reports how they had fulfilled these obligations.

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