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Lawful to pass non-clinical information of non-residents’ on to Home Office

W, X, Y & Z v Secretary of State for Health & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 1034

Related Member(s):
Nick Armstrong, David Wolfe QC
Court:

Challenge to the lawfulness of part of guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Health on the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1556) as amended, which allows non-clinical information relating to non-resident patients to be passed on to the Home Office for immigration sanction purposes, where unpaid NHS debts of at least £1,000 are outstanding.

David Wolfe QC and Nick Armstrong were involved in this case.