11 July 2018

Judicial review on ACO model contract challenge

Another win for NHS England on ACO model contract challenge
Mills & Reeve 9 July 2018
  • In the second of two judicial reviews a High Court judge has dismissed the challenge backed by the late Professor Stephen Hawking and the British Medical Association. 
  • He concluded that the ACO policy (as defined) is within the power of the Secretary of State and NHS England to propose and to base a consultation upon, and it is lawful for CCGs to adopt and apply.
  • Conclusions are summarised at paragraphs 17 to 22 of the judgment.