have regard to all relevant clinical considerations as well as the provisions of PART 8 and and other inappropriate financial interests; and
Reports to a Medical Officer36
medical certificate; and
answer any inquiries by a Medical Officer, or by an officer of the Department for Work and Pensions on his behalf and at his direction, about a Prescription Form or medical certificate issued by the Contractor or on its behalf or about any statement which the Contractor or a person acting on the Contractor’s behalf has made in a report,
and for the purposes of satisfying itself that the Patient has consented, the Contractor may (unless it has reason to believe the Patient does not consent) rely on an assurance in writing from the Medical Officer, or any officer of the Department for Work and Pensions, that he holds the Patient’s written consent.
Annual Return and Review37
Without prejudice to the Contractor’s obligation to meet all review requirements under the Contract and in particular those contained in Section 5 (Contract Monitoring),
36 Clause 10.13 is required by APMS Direction 5(1)(l)
37 The underlined words in Clauses 10.14 to 10.16 are required by APMS Direction 5(1)(m). But the contract may (and probably will) also contain further requirements in relation to contract monitoring (see Section 5 below).