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Day: 1 March 2018

Migrants’ Rights Network granted permission for judicial review of patient data-sharing agreement between NHS Digital and the Home Office

Migrants’ Rights Network has been granted permission to apply for judicial review of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which non-clinical patient data is shared between NHS Digital and the Home Office for the purposes of immigration enforcement. The MoU is being challenged on the basis that it breaches privacy and data protection rights under […]

Home Office considers medical cannabis trial for child with rare genetic condition

The Home Office have announced that they are considering permitting a “trial” of a cannabis-based drug specifically to treat a 5 year old boy with an extreme and life-threatening form of epilepsy resulting from his rare genetic condition. The drug was prescribed to him successfully in the Netherlands but, unless the Home Office grant a licence, it would be a criminal offence under […]