Legal action by patient forces trust to make u turn over non-NHS community health services

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 10 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1034
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A retired railwayman living in a care home has forced Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust (PCT) to reconsider its plans to hand over community health services to a social enterprise organisation it created for the purpose, which would operate outside the NHS.

Michael Lloyd, 76, launched a legal challenge at the High Court in London, arguing that the trust would be acting unlawfully in giving an £80m (€95m; $126m) a year contract to Gloucestershire Care Services (GCS) community interest company without giving NHS organisations a …

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