High Court rejects British Homeopathic Association's judicial review of NHS England funding guidance
The High Court has dismissed a claim for judicial review of NHS England's (NHSE) guidance that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) should no longer prescribe homeopathic remedies on the NHS.
Recent weeks have seen a flurry of Brexit-related activity. On the legal front, while much has happened, nothing has really changed (yet). With the Prime Minister making announcements this week which suggest that the UK is likely to pursue a Brexit at the harder end of the spectrum, we give a snapshot of the latest developments on a few of the more important current issues – Article 50, the Great Repeal Bill, and mutual recognition of qualifications.
R (S (a child)) v NHS England  EWHC 1395 In this case, NHS England was challenged by a patient who had been refused funding for treatment under NHS England's Individual Funding Request (IFR) policy. NHS England had decided that the appellant's situation was not exceptional enough to warrant funding treatments beyond those recommend by NICE, however this decision was not only quashed but replaced by Mr Justice Collins, holding that a situation could be exceptional even if it was not unique.