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Decision to change the provision of health services provided at Corby Urgent Care Centre, quashed

R (Buckingham) v NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group [2018] EWHC 2080 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
Aidan Wills
Related Practice Area(s):
Healthcare, Mental Health and Mental Capacity, Local Government Law, Public Law

The claimant (a founding member of “the Save Corby Urgent Care Action Group) challenged the CCG’s decision of 30 Jan to change the provision of healthcare services provided at Corby Urgent Care Centre and to replace it with a so-called Same Day Access Hub. An application for judicial review was brought on the basis that the CCG had failed to honour its promise to undertake a public consultation prior to making changes to urgent care services (thereby frustrating a legitimate expectation) and that it had failed to discharge its equalities duties under the Equality Act 2010, s 149 and the NHS Act 2006, s 14T.

The claimant succeeded on all grounds and the Court quashed the defendant’s decision. It held that there must be a full public consultation about changes to Corby’s Urgent Care Centre.

Aidan Wills was involved in this case.