#Justice4NHS – 15 Dec Update on 999 Call for the NHS legal challenge to Accountable Care Organisation contract

#Justice4NHS 15 December update (Re-posted from the 999 Call for the NHS website)

999 Call for the NHS sent their documents to the Administrative Court around a month ago, explaining their claim to bring the Judicial Review against NHS England on the grounds that we believe their draft Accountable Care Organisation is unlawful.

Then NHS England’s lawyers sent 999’s lawyers their response to the claim, that they had also sent to the court. NHS England is not best pleased at the 999 Call for the NHS challenge, and said so.

So now there has been a second round of exchanges between 999 Call for the NHS and NHS England, via lawyers, and these documents have also gone to the court.

The Judge will read all this before deciding on a hearing of the 999 Call for the NHS claim to bring a Judicial Review.

You can find out more about the 999 Call for the NHS judicial review here

As soon as they know when and where the hearing will take place, 999 Call for the NHS will publicise this info. They hope as many people as possible will come to the court to show support for their claim to stop the ACO contract, and to protect the NHS as a source of the full range of health care for all who have a clinical need for it.

Around 50 people have signed up to be 999 Judicial Review Ambassadors, to help get the word out around the country. Please let us know if you’d like to do this too.
Thanks for your support as always.

Let’s Protect Comprehensive Healthcare for Everyone

999 Call for the NHS are producing campaign materials and resources to help local groups explain what is going on, and to support their actions to stop their Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships becoming Accountable Care Systems/Organisations. You can find out more here.

Many members of the public, Councillors and even MPs have little or no idea what these new local, public/private business models for the NHS and social care are, how they’d operate or what effect they’d have on our NHS and social care services, patients and staff.
The first local campaign resource is the Councillors’ Rough Guide to Accountable Care Systems  (here without graphics) and with graphics, here

Thanks for your support as always. Please get in touch with your news and questions/comments.

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