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


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

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.