Judicial review of CHC refused

Posted on: June 30th, 2021 by JS

A High Court Judge has refused permission for the judicial review of the Government and NHS England, over the NHS Continuing Healthcare system, to proceed.

Retired Rear Admiral Philip Mathias launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2020, which has raised over £100,000 to date, to support the action. His legal team have begun preparations to appeal the decision.

Dan Harbour, Managing Director of Beacon, said: “The amount of money pledged and the messages of support on the crowdfunding page reflect the strength of feeling of many people following their experiences of the CHC system. This news must come as a disappointment to them.”

“There is a need for greater accountability of CCGs (and third-party commissioning support units) in the application of national CHC policy, to combat the significant inconsistencies that we see in the system. We hope that the reforms due later this year – in which we expect to see CHC transfer over to new Integrated Care Systems – will be the opportunity to achieve greater transparency and accountability.”

 

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